Swansea women’s tennis team are set to face off with Cardiff at the capital’s lawn club

Swansea University’s tennis club prepare to face off against their Cardiff counterparts at the annual Welsh Varsity competition.

Swansea women’s tennis team are optimistic about the upcoming Varsity match with Cardiff as they attempt to bounce back from last year’s disappointment.

The team have been beaten by Cardiff the last two years at the event and Swansea alos lost 8-4 when they played against Cardiff in the league back in November.

But captain Irene Gomez is hopeful they can at least make the game competitive this time around.

“We will try our best and fight for a win, but they are a strong and consistent team,” she said.

“I feel we have improved this year compared to last year; but we still aren’t winning overall, the standard in the league is quite high but we try our best.”

The team have been training hard over Easter and have had used their time to play a friendlies over the last week.

They have benefited this year from the expertise of Gomez’s father who is a professional tennis coach.

Gomez hopes the Swansea fans can get the best of her and her team mates on the day.

She said: “We are very excited for the event and have a lot of supporters coming to watch.”

Gomez will work on improving the team all the way up to the start of Varsity with her focus on getting the best out of everyone.

She added: “Overall we have focused on our weaknesses, and own problems, and hopefully our performance will be decent.”

Gomez’s side includes: Victoria Cranwell, Georgie Wyman and Racheal Seary.

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