Glasgow University Tennis Club sent a clear message to the rest of the Scottish League first division on Wednesday as they hit off the new season with success over city rivals Strathclyde.
The men’s first squad, which included first year talent David Birrel and Tim Campbell, romped home to an incredible 10-0 victory. The women’s team, boasting fresher Sarah Mcconachie, eventually claimed a 6-4 win in a closely fought encounter at Western Tennis Courts. Afterwards, James Lush, men’s captain, was in buoyant mood.
He told Guardian: “It was an excellent result for us and definitely puts us in good stead for the rest of the season. Our long term goal is to qualify for the BUSC nationals that are coming up and we’d also like to be able to challenge Stirling this year as they always seem to be the ones to beat.”
A place at the nationals tournament is also the ambition for woman’s captain Ashley Easton. “The matches were played to a very high standard” she commented afterwards. “It’s very rewarding when you win a match, especially against your rivals.” she said. “Hopefully the team will progress to a higher level each match and will go on to compete in BUSA as we did last year.”