Women’s tennis finish BUCS season strongly

Gerald Wu 5 February 2014

After defeating Exeter two weeks ago, Cambridge finished their BUCS campaign with a 12-0 away win over Bath 2nds.

At no. 1 doubles, Venise Chan and Marilena Papadopoulou strolled to a routine 6-2, 6-3 win. At no. 2 doubles, Tanya Li and Monika Kondratowicz came through a stern test to win 6-2, 7-5. Unforced errors creeped into the duo’s net play in the second set but they hung on to win.

At no. 1 singles, Chan was hitting winners at will early on but her failure to convert numerous break points saw her stretched to a second set tie-break. Nonetheless, she elevated her game to win 6-1, 7-6 (0).

At no. 2, Papadopoulou trailed 2-4 early on. She changed tactics and targeted her opponent’s backhand. Growing in confidence, she won ten of the next twelve games to win 6-4, 6-2.

Kondratowicz blew away her opponent in the first set with strong serves and returns. The second set was a similar story and she capped off a solid performance with a 6-0, 6-3 win.

In the final match of the tie, Li outclassed her opponent to win 6-1, 6-0 to complete the 12-0 whitewash.