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Tennis Ladybirds Varsity Team

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This Saturday and Sunday, the Cambridge university lawn tennis club, seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths will take to pitches around Cambridge to battle their dark blue counterparts. Check out their event for more information.

Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 3.04.33 PMLeah Grace (1)
Age: 21
College: St Catharine’s
Subject: Medieval and Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

Leah is a 4th year student studying modern languages and specializing in Spanish. She started playing tennis as a junior at David Lloyd Manchester where she represented the club at local and county league level. Having taken a year out of tennis whilst on her year abroad, Leah is looking forward to getting back into the ‘swing’ of things and hopes to be back on top form for Varsity 2017.

Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 3.04.41 PMCharlotte Milbank (Captain – 2)
Age: 20
College: Girton
Subject: Geography

Charlotte is the 2016/2017 Captain of the CULTC Women’s Ladybirds. She has enjoyed playing in regional and national competitions, and representing her County Nottinghamshire at 18&U. She is proud to be captaining a very strong team this year, and hopes to defend the Varsity win she helped achieve last year.

Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 3.04.50 PMAnna Grace (3)
Age: 21
College: Churchill
Subject: Medieval and Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

Anna is a fourth year studying French and Spanish at Churchill. Having narrowly lost out on a Varsity victory for the second team in her second year, she is more than ready to beat the other place on our own green grass of Fenner’s this year – bring it on!

Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 3.04.58 PMLara Dillingham (4)
Age: 19
College: Trinity
Subject: Classics

Lara is the team’s only fresher but has certainly earned her place in the team. She started playing tennis from a young age at her local club. She has represented her school and club for several years and is excited for her first experience of the tennis varsity match!

Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 3.05.13 PMLara Spirit (5)
Age: 20
College: Corpus Christi
Subject: Human Social and Political Sciences
Lara is a second year HSPS student but only started playing for the team this year. She has been an invaluable player in BUCS matches for W2 this year – may her winning streak continue this weekend!


Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 3.05.22 PMJulia Schlaier (6)
Age: 22
College: Newnham
College: Land Economy
Julia has played tennis for many years and played in the County League back home in Germany. Julia captained the Women’s third team last year, narrowly missing out on a Varsity victory, but hopes to be part of a winning team this time around.


Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 3.05.33 PMMagdalena Danowska (7)
Age: 20
College: Pembroke
Subject: Natural Sciences

Magda is a second year Natural Scientist (specializing in Chemistry) at Pembroke College. Having started playing tennis at the age of six, she has been representing her club in tournaments at local and national level. Now, after a short break from competitive tennis, she is looking forward to helping Cambridge achieve success in the Varsity match. Magda will be playing doubles with Lara D and Lara S.

The doubles pairs will be: Leah and Charlotte, Anna and Julia, Magdalena and Lara D.

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