The University of Bath women’s tennis 1sts successfully rounded off an outstanding year by winning the BUCS Team Championship to add to the Premier League title they had already won.
The team, captained by Caroline Rosamond (3rd year Sports Performance), beat Durham in the semi-final on a tie-break shoot out having drawn the match three rubbers all.
Wins from Steph Cornish (2nd year Economics) and Alex Walker (1st Year Sports Performance) in their singles gave Bath a 2-0 lead.
Caroline and Barbara Pietrkiewicz (1st year International Management) both lost their singles in tight matches meaning it was all to play for in the doubles.
Steph and Alex pulled out a good win on a third set tie-break, with Alex serving a huge ace out wide at 8-8.
Katie Jessop (1st year Coach Education and Sports Development) teamed up with Caroline but went down in a closely fought match.
Barbara and Steph dominated their opponents to win the deciding tie-break shoot out by winning both their tie-breaks to set up the final against Loughborough.
The final saw Bath dominate from the start. Steph, Alex and Barbara all put good wins on the board putting Bath 3-1 up after singles.
Steph and Alex then teamed up to maintain their 100 per cent record for the season and win the match that ensured Bath were champions.
Coach James Andell said: “The girls have been outstanding all season both on and off court. They fight for everything and work hard for each other. The team spirit has been fantastic all year.”
The University men’s team unfortunately lost to Loughborough at the semi-final stage.
The men, who had earlier in the season won the Premier League, played and fought well but Loughborough proved too strong.
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