BUCS Finals Round-up
29 March 2012
Team Surrey took part in 5 BUCS cup and trophy finals last week, taking away 3 titles!
Men’s Rugby 1st v Sussex
A vocal crowd were out in force on the pitches at Surrey Sports Park to cheer on an unbeaten Men’s Rugby 1st side against Sussex. Team Surrey had already beaten teams from a superior league this season so their south coast opponents posed little extra threat. The boys in blue eventually ran out 56-18 winners in what turned out to be a straight forward cup final to add to their already unbeaten league season.
Women’s Fencing 1st v Sussex (report provided by captain Rebecca Smethurst)
In their first year as a club, the Women’s Fencing Club have taken BUCS by storm, finishing the league top of the table with maximum points.
First up was Sabre, which Team Surrey won 45-37, followed by a very close Epee which the home side sadly lost 43-45. The foil rounded off the afternoon with Team Surrey winning 45-42, completing a 133-124 overall victory!
The girls did great under the pressure and not only gave their best, but supported one another throughout. There was also great support from the rest of the Club and from friends and family. We have also had great support from our head coach Andy Reynolds and assistant coach Alex Bela, who helped tremedously and pushed us towards achieving great things.
Women’s Squash 1st v Brunel
Team Surrey went into the South Eastern Conference Cup Final against Brunel with confidence knowing that they had already beaten their opponents in the league this season. A 4-0 victory in October was to be emulated in March, with Team Surrey coming back to Guildford with the same score line and a comfortable cup final win.
Men’s Squash 1st v Birmingham (report provided by captain Rob Beaumont)
First on court were the 5th and 3rd seeds, Rob Beaumont and Paul "Killer" Vas Nunes respectively taking on Birmingham 2nds players Martin Szwaba and Robert Harrison. Beaumont was outplayed for the first two games after losing his favoured racket to a string failure early on but put in a better performance in the third game to force Martin to win by two clear points and giving Birmingham a clear advantage.
Paul, playing on an unusual glass court, took the initial game against Robert only to have the next three games taken from him in a close fought 3-1 victory for the Midland’s side. Next on court was Carl Saunders, at 4th seed, playing Sam Mullins, and was beaten 3-0 after three close games. Dom Price took to the glass court against James Ryan for the number 1 seed and was frustrated by the slower playing court losing in 3.
Elliot Knight was last on court and produced the match of the day against the man who beat him in the BUCS individuals Pete Fozard. The match was a high tension affair with many disagreements and plenty of high tempers. After suffering a 13-11 defeat in the first game, Elliot fought back to take the lead 2-1 in games before Pete regained a 2-2 stance. The final game was the longest with both players playing at a phenomenal level considering the length of the match. The game ended 16-14 to Pete and therefore giving Birmingham a well deserved 5-0 victory and their second title in two years.
Women’s Badminton 1st v Kings Medics
The Badminton girls hit the road to take on an unbeaten King’s Medics team. Despite putting up a decent fight it was the home side that took the victory, winning 6-2 and leaving Team Surrey with 3 out of 5 possible trophies from this season’s BUCS cup finals.
A special mention also goes out to the Netball 2nd team who defeated Royal Holloway 23-44 and therefore clinched the league title on the last day of their BUCS season!