TERM 2 WEEK 7
Week 7 seemed to be one of the biggest weeks so far this term with lots going on!
Wednesday saw the standard BUCS matches with some good results.
On Sunday the girls played Oxford 3rds. Sent to 2 locations before we were sent to the right one, where the girls had turned up late and hadn’t booked courts. Grace got heckled by a homeless man. 12-0. Bish.
Wednesday - Girls played Notts 4s. Very routine, very boring, we smashed them off the court. I played predominantly in the service box. Grace was “waiting for a serve that never came”. Arielle was “mad that I dropped a game”. Julka finished the job. Done in 2 hours. 12-0. Bash.
The the Men’s 1’s had probably their toughest match of the year so far, against Durham 2’s in the cup. Everyone in our team played amazingly well and battled to the very end, so shoutout to Vlad, Imran, and Lewis. Wins from myself/Imran in the doubles, and Vlad and myself in the singles meant we were 3-2 up with Imran battling against a 32 year old man from Florida to decide the final result. Unfortunately, after some incredible tennis, the American prevailed in a third set tiebreak and sent us into a shootout. Having exceeded our booked court time we were to play each shootout match one after the other on one court and in the end this didn’t go our way. Disappointing final result, but I was incredibly proud of how we all played in this match, and all of this on my birthday. During all this, Social play was taking place on the outside courts with a great turnout as per. (Thank you to those who came to support the matches before and after!)
The rest of the night isn’t the clearest in my mind… I remember finishing our match at about 6:30, shovelling some food down me and before I knew it, some older familiar faces had sent a triple whack my way and that became a theme to be followed throughout the night. It must be noted that the trophy from the social play fixture had made it to circle, so well done again to DCR, Angus Lockhart, Jamie Armstrong and Anna Presland.
I assume circle was great as I found myself back in Leam before midnight with some vague memories that I’m not too keen on sharing… but Tess and Ollie were very keen to remind me of the next morning… something about health and safety?
The hunt was the next big event for Warwick tennis. Some amazing outfits were on show, and it was good to see some older faces back in the middle of circle. Jamie then revealed the location of tour, and we are all very excited to be heading to Albufeira from the 1st of July. Get your deposits in ASAP before tickets sell out!
Saturday brought us Varsity – the day where we can prove we are superior to Coventry in yet another way – and yet again, we didn’t disappoint.
GIRLS: Off the back of 8 wins, we were under no illusion that this would be our 9th. Our third fixture of the week, we went in confident - maybe too confident, we thought, upon noting that the Cov girls actually could hit a ball.
For a while, anyway.
Comprehensive doubles victories, a lot of “COME ON”, and balcony encouragement kicked us off. I then took the first singles win, over a girl who went to the balcony and changed her racquet at 30-0 because “she didn’t like it”. Grace finished off the hacker second, taking a huge first set and an easy second. Arielle finished hers quicker than you could walk to Tesco from campus and buy breadsticks. Julka then smashed out her singles so savagely that her opponent requested physiotherapy. 12-0. Bosh.
BOYS: The boys performed as we knew we could. Lewis and I won a very convincing doubles and Imran was partnered with doubles specialist Slater to win a much closer match against some tough opponents. The singles went in similar fashion with Zoltan winning 6/0 6/0 and Lewis winning in a good battle. I took down their number two in a turbulent but convincing victory. But the MVP of the day was Imran, for beating Coventry’s number 1 in another close match. Clearly Cov’s best player by far, Imran had to pull out all the stops which he did and was an amazing way to play his last match for University of Warwick Tennis Club.
Sunday also had the charity mini tennis tournament, where thanks to Arjun's hard work we reached almost 100 pounds! Congrats to Bazell, Zorez and Will for winning the trophy!!
See you all next week for a big old boys weekend!