- Katie Clark
Women defeat Lincoln in thrilling away match
The women’s team trekked to Lincoln this Wednesday for their 4th fixture of the season. After a mixed start to the season (a win, a draw, a loss) the girls were keen to get a win. The light blues side consisted of Diya Rajan and Neha Madhotra playing singles, whilst Becky Donaldson & Felicity Coan and Katie Clark & Amy Chen took on the doubles.
Things started off well, with now seasoned pair Becky and Felicity taking a comfortable win against Lincoln’s second pair. Katie and Amy, still stiff from the long drive, took longer to warm up, losing their first set against the 1st pair 21 - 13. They soon picked up though, taking the second set 21-19. Despite all their efforts, a strong Lincoln pair won the 3rd set 21-18.
Diya and Neha were on court next for singles. Neha took her singles against Lincoln’s 2nd player with ease, puting Cambridge one game ahead. Diya (in her first ever BUCS match!) against Lincoln’s first player, suffered a noble defeat, quickly leaving the teams back neck and neck.
At this point, what looked like a very close match took a turn; both light blue doubles pairs won their next games comfortably. Rushing to get Becky home for a class, they sprinted to the car park, while Neha and Diya stayed to secure the victory. Another convincing win for Neha (21-10, 21-7), followed by a decisive victory for Diya too (21-13, 21-19). Final score, Cambridge 6 - Lincoln 2!