The Brunel team were eager to up their game and redeem themselves after last week’s loss, but Kingston was better and won the night five matches to three.
Sam Bennet, one of Kingston’s captains, said: “We were expecting something similar to last week, but we changed players and they changed players so we faced a much stronger team tonight.”
Steady as she goes
Kingston’s Hannah Studholter had to change her strategy when she faced Brunel’s Xiang Yu who did not play last week.
Despite her more aggressive style of attack Yu struggled to make contact as Studholter served up several drop shots and near-out hits.
Studholter said: “I think I performed quite well. I won both of my matches and I’m not feeling well. I’m really happy now.
“I think they performed better this week. I thought I would play the same way this week, but they changed a few players and I didn’t expect them to be that much stronger today.”
High scores and extra games
Yu pulled it together when she met Bennet in her second match and challenged the Kingston captain to a fierce set of games.
The pair rallied to high scores and though Bennet was able to force a third game, she came up short.
She said: “It was quite a difficult match. It was long and tiring, but it’s one of those matches you don’t begrudge because it was such a good set of games.”
The next match is on November 21 against School of Oriental African Studies women’s 1st at the Sobell Centre at 15:30.
Bennet (KU) v. Pei (BU) 21-17, 21-17 Kingston Win
Sudholter (KU) v. Yu (BU) 22-20, 21-11 Kingston Win
Sudholter (KU) v. Pei (BU) 21-7, 21-10 Kingston Win
Bennet (KU) v. Yu (BU) 21-23, 21-13, 19-21 Brunel Win
Stavely-Taylor/ Yau (KU) v. Johnson/ Sripinij (BU) 21-13, 21-17 Kingston Win
Clark/ Zhu (KU) v. Watts/ Wynveldt (BU) 21-16, 21-16 Kingston Win
Stavely-Taylor/ Yau (KU) v. Watts/ Wynveldt (BU) 7-21, 13-21 Brunel Win
Clark/ Zhu (KU) v. Johnson/ Sripinji (BU) 22-20, 12-21, 11-21 Brunel Win