Women Tennis 2s cruised to victory away against York, thrashing the North Yorkshire side 10-2 in what was a confidence-boosting fixture.
The Uni of team managed to win five out of six matches against their opposition, gaining two points from each match.
Despite three players playing their first matches of the season, including one fresher making her debut, the team overcame any nerves to return home with the victory.
Player Kirstin Leong believed that even though they played well, their win was helped by the fact that York were facing some internal issues of their own.
Kirstin said: “I think that they were one of the weaker opponents in the league.
“After speaking to some of the players from their team after the match, we realised that they were struggling to get new players in this year and the standard of their second team wasn’t as high as it was.
“Nonetheless, the girls on our team, even though team ranking wise were not the highest ranked in the 2nd team, played really well and definitely were better overall.”
The team dominated their fixtures, winning their first doubles match 0-6 and 1-6 as well as winning their second doubles match 0-6 and 3-6.
The most notable score in their singles came as fellow player Nina Kasimova won her first and second set 2-6 and 1-6 respectively.
This encounter was one of many BUCS games they will be playing throughout the season, as they’re aiming for promotion by the end of the season, something they narrowly missed out on last year, as that went to York 1s instead.
Kirstin, who is also a second year architecture student, added: “We’re feeling confident as a team this year especially with strong new players in both the first and second teams. Fingers crossed, the season ahead will go as well as this first match.
“The women’s team this year have also been training a lot harder with a new coach and new fitness session so hopefully everything will pay off.”