Swansea struck down by Bristol in cup clash

Howells (v.Bristol (Medium)

Ceris Challenger admitted it was no surprise Swansea were knocked out of the Bucs championship cup in the opening round.

Swansea were comfortably beaten 4-0 by Premier Division side Bristol University.

“I think this outcome we all predicted,” said Challenger.

“We did well considering they pretty much won the Premiership.”

The difference in class between the two showed as Bristol made light-work of their win.

Cassie Mason took on Charlie Heller.

Mason was on the back-foot throughout; Heller’s clinical shot placement helped her cruise home in straight games (11-1, 11-1, and 11-1).

Susie Howells’ unbeaten season was brought to an abrupt end by Abbey Freeman who eased to victory (11-1, 11-1 and 11-4).

The third and deciding match saw Lici Venables put on a spirited performance against Emma Custance-Baker.

Venables scored well but was unable to connect consistently and lost in straight games (11-2, 11-3, and 11-2).

In the final match, Challenger found it tough against Rebecca Quiney.

Quiney was on the end of some vicious drives from Challenger but somehow managed to keep in the rallies and win point after point.

The match was sealed in straight games (11- 0, 11-3, and 11-1).

This match concluded the team events for the year for Swansea, and they will now prepare for next year.

Swansea University 1sts 0-4 Bristol University 1sts

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