Match Report
Marlborough College Girls U18 1st VI vs  ISGTL
On: Saturday, 15 May 2021
Venue: Away

Placed in one of the two pools of three (two schools having dropped out), our first game was against Wellington College. We got off to a great start with all pairs winning to beat them 6-0, including a particularly tight and impressive win by Lissy and Tatiana as our U18 top pair. St Mary's Calne was a little more challenging and both our junior pairs (U15 and U14) narrowly lost despite some great doubles play. Up against Bradfield in the final, we had everything to play for. Bradfield fielded an exceptional 1st pair and we went down 1-6, meanwhile our youngest pair Sophia and Dani won 6-1. Tinka and Grace continued their consistent and clinical tennis, winning 6-3, whilst our U15s, Nina and Alexandra, really stepped up their game but narrowly lost 4-6, but those 4 games were crucial. Unbeaten all day Sophie and Lara won 6-2, taking us to 3-2 up. Still on court and fighting hard, Zara and Christabel took a very decent Bradfield 2nd pair to the tie break, narrowly losing 5-6. With 3 rubbers all, it came down to count back on games. But our narrow losses had done enough and we were crowned ISGTL champions by 4 games. It was a huge team effort and thoroughly deserved.