Beth & Birgit qualify for BUCS main draw

Michael Aitken
Monday 23 March 2020

Just before lockdown, Saints Tennis was represented by 3 women and 5 men in the BUCS Individual Singles Qualifiers held at the University of St Andrews.

Simone, Beth, Matilde & Birgit

In the Men’s, Samuel Stead won his first 2 matches before losing to Patrick Young from Stirling. Fin Pearson, Finlay Brown, Joe Kelly and Gunnar Thorstenson all put up good showings but lost out to strong Stirling opponents in their first matches.

In the women’s event, Beth Laybourne, Birgit Burk & Simone Jensen were all vying for a place in the main draw. Unfortunately, Beth made her way through with wins against Sarah Fontana and Caitlin Owens, both from Glasgow. Birgit & Simone in the final round of qualifying and it was Birgit who came through in straight sets to qualify.

Unsurprisingly, the Main draw was cancelled due to Covid-19 but it was a great effort from Beth & Birgit to make it through and have a fitting end to a very successful season.

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