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Kingston women beat LSE to notch first tennis win

By River Reporter Nov 8, 2012

Matthew Wilson

New captain Yasmin Ruiterman led Kingston’s women to their first victory of the season with a five-matches-to-one triumph over LSE’s second team.

Kingston failed to win a match last season and had been working hard towards their first win of 2012.
Ruiterman said: “I’m really happy with our first win. I’m so proud of all my girls.”

Starting slowly

Things did not start well for Kingston when Jessica Schulz pulled out in the warm-up with a leg injury.
Ruiterman played with Emma Thompson in the first of two doubles matches against LSE captain Selina Pamnar and Kana Izumi.
Pamnar and Izumi enjoyed a good start, using their strength and power to win the the first set 7-5.

Ruiterman and Thompson concentrated hard and kept their nerve to win the close second set 7-6, then took the tiebreak set 10-6.
 “Our attitude was excellent. We were really positive and tennis is such a mental game. We were consistent and dominant,” Ruiterman said.

Finishing in style

Janelle Fivecoat and Rebecca Lee won the other doubles match in the tiebreak 7-5 2-6 10-7. Ruiterman also won her singles match 6-4 3-6 11-9.
Thompson won her singles match comfortably beating Pamnar 6-3 7-5 and Lee also beat her opponent in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
Fivecoat lost to Franziska Hunger 7-6 6-2 to record Kingston’s only defeat of the evening.

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