Cambridge tennis defeat Loughborough 3rds

Gerald Wu 14 November 2013

Cambridge defeated Loughborough 3rds 10-2 inch closer to the top of the BUCS division.

The Light Blues continued their solid form from last week against Birmingham. At no.1 doubles, Tim Prossor and Sam Ashcroft were always on top but could not force a break until set point in the first set. They duly converted and never looked back, winning 6-4 6-0.  At no.2 doubles, Sven Sylvester and Neil Cordon served well and dominated the net to win 6-3 6-1.

Even with a commanding 4-0 lead, Cambridge did not let up in the singles. Prossor used his booming serve to take control right from the start. Once he got on top of service returns, he never relinquished control, winning 6-2 6-3. At no.2 singles, Ashcroft showed his mettle by fighting back from losing the first set to winning a tight match tie-break. The final score was 5-7 6-1 10-8.

Cordon recovered spectacularly from a 1-4 deficit at the start, winning the subsequent 11 games to win 6-4 6-0. At no.4 singles, Sylvester was feeling below par but competed well till the end. However, he lost 7-6 0-6 8-10.