The University Camilo José Cela hosts the Spanish football, tennis and horse-riding university championships

The University Camilo José Cela has hosted the Madrid women’s 7-aside and men’s 11-aside football and tennis and horse-riding championships. The UCJC Sports Club and the UCJC football pitch hosted the different competitions.

The women’s 7-aside football championship was held between 18 and 21 April at the University Camilo José Cela football pitch. The tournament final took place 21 April, and the cup was presented to the winning team on the same day at 11:30. The UCJC team took fourth place in their groups, losing their first and second fixtures against Valencia and Murcia university teams respectively, and they drew one all in their final match against Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. The winner of the championship was the team from Universidad de Valencia, who beat the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 2 goals to nil.

The men’s 11-aside championship was played at the Polideportivo de Navalcarbón in Las Rozas. The UCJC team took the bronze medal, following their draws against Universidad Católica San Antonio and the champion, Universidad de Valladolid. In the final match of the group stage, UCJC beat Universidad de Valencia 6 goals to 5, meaning they were not able to qualify for the final but took a hard-won third place. In the final, UCAM beat Universidad de Girona 2 goals to 1, defending their title of Spanish University Champions.

The tennis championship was played at the UCJC Sports Club facilities from 21 to 23 April. The finals were played over Sunday morning on 23 April, and the trophies were presented the same day at 13:30. Players representing University Camilo José Cela, such as the couple formed by Sandra Segura and Carlota Cartes, took the gold medal in the women’s doubles winning against the pair from the Universidad del País Vasco. Emilio Cid lost 6-2 and 6-3 in the final eight men’s singles against Carlos Fernández Espinar, from Universidad de Navarra. Laura Martí lost in the first round of the women’s tennis against the representative of Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) Lucía Cervera Vázquez by 6/2 and 6/0. Lastly, our men’s pair made up by Juan Aparicio and Sergio Alonso lost in the first round against José Luis Izquierdo and Rafael Vega, from Universidad de Sevilla.

The horse-riding championship was held at the UCJC Sports Club from 21 to 23 April. The finales were disputed on Sunday 23 in the afternoon, between 16:30 and 17:00, with the trophies being presented at 17:30.