Favourites prevail in Varsity power-play
By 5 ï¿½oï¿½clock on Saturday afternoon the favourites, Cambridge University, had the Menï¿½s and Ladies Real Tennis Varsity matches ï¿½in the bag,ï¿½ and were playing out the final [dead] rubber when the lights at Lords went out ï¿½ and stayed out! As the players, their parents, Pros, coaches, sponsors, hosts and guests gathered in the Long Room for the Pol Roger reception and dinner, the lights stayed stubbornly out, not only at Lords but across a whole swathe of north London. When at 8 'oï¿½ clock we were told that ï¿½Electricite de France were sending an engineerï¿½, we knew it was time to uncork what was left of the fabulous, cold champagne, hold a candle-lit presentation, and pack up before even the emergency lights ran out! The food meanwhile was allegedly ï¿½stuck in a liftï¿½ somewhere, so it was impossible to hold any kind of celebration dinner. The Pol Roger reception went aï¿½very long way to making up for it, and huge thanks to them for their continuing support of University sports.
Full scoresï¿½will be postedï¿½when available.
Congratulations to Cambridge on yet another convincing display.
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