Cambridge players excel at the National Singles

Cambridge University Sports Centre
December 1/2, 2018

CURFC’s Number 1, Andrew Boyd, scored the most successful result since he won the National Schools in 2016 when he beat the Number 4 seed and British Universities champion, Dave Butler, in the first round of the National Singles 2018, which were played this year for the first time on the Cambridge courts. The score of 15-13, 15-9 was particularly pleasing after the defeat Andrew suffered at Dave’s hands in the semi-final of the Universities championships at St. paul’s by 15-3, 15-1. Andrew was not seeded for the National Singles but as a result of his success at Cambridge he has now risen in the Singles rankings from 15 to 10, where he joins ex-CURFC players Ed Kay (2), Charlie Brooks (4), Ben Beltrami (6) and Matt Shaw (12).

Ed Kay continued his excellent season by reaching the final of the National Singles for the first time. He was seeded Number 1 after his successes in the London Open and the West of England Championships but was unable to get the better of defending champion Dan Tristao, who won his third title in a row.

Ed did, however, have the consolation a week later of winning his first President’s Cup at Marlborough, playing with 14 year-old Martha Nugent from Alleyn’s School.

2018 President’s Cup: Martha and Ed