News Archive, Month: July 2010

Pair prepare for World University Champs

20 July 2010

Two University of Bath students are to feature in the British Universities rugby sevens team at the World University Championships, which get underway in Portugal tomorrow (Wednesday). Izzy Noel-Smith and Natasha Hunt both feature in a 12-strong British team at the championships Izzy applied for and received a grant from the University of Bath’s Alumni Fund to contribute to some of the costs of competing at the championships. The championships take place in Porto, beginning...

Weale wins historic European Champs silver medal

18 July 2010

University of Bath Sports Technology graduate Sam Weale is celebrating winning the silver medal at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Hungary. The 28-year-old Beijing 2008 Olympian produced a terrific run/shoot to climb from seventh place to second at the championships in Debrecen. Weale becomes the first British man to win an individual medal at a Modern Pentathlon European Championships. Team-mate Nick Woodbridge finished 26th. Weale’s success means Britain have accumulated two medals at the...

Gabb beats Davis Cup player Evans

15 July 2010

Team Bath Tennis Academy player Richard Gabb has created an upset by beating the top seed  in the opening round of the AEGON Pro-Series tournament at Frinton in Essex yesterday (Wednesday). Eighteen-year-old Gabb knocked British number six and Davis Cup player Dan Evans out of the tournament by beating him 6-4, 6-3 in the opening round of the main draw. Gabb, who is 10th ranked British junior, faces another Brit, world ranked 648 player Sean...

Hazarika wins his first ITF title

12 July 2010

Team Bath Tennis Academy player Sid Hazarika is celebrating the biggest win of his career to date at the Under-18 AEGON Junior International Tournament in Edinburgh. The 16-year-old was seeded four for the boys’ singles and beat Germany’s Thomas Weigel in three sets in the final. Hazarika edged the first set 6-4 before the German levelled up by winning a second set tie break. But Hazarika held his nerve to take his first International Tennis...

Gabb’s Wimbledon dream ends in quarter-finals

02 July 2010

Team Bath Tennis Academy player Richard Gabb’s Junior Wimbledon campaign came to an end with a quarter-final defeat today (Friday). Gabb, and former Team Bath player Ashley Hewitt, went down 6-4, 6-4 to Russia’s Mikhail Biryukov and Alexander Rumyanstev in this afternoon’s boys’ double clash on court five. Yesterday the unseeded pair ousted the number two seeds from the draw to reach the quarters. Gabb, who is 18, has been training at the University of...

Gabb through to Junior Wimbledon quarter-finals

02 July 2010

Team Bath Tennis Academy player Richard Gabb and former Team Bath player Ashley Hewitt are one more victory away from a place in the boys’ doubles semi-final at Junior Wimbledon. The pair are back in action today (Friday) in the quarter-finals after accounting for the number two seeds in a bumper second round contest yesterday. Gabb and Hewitt took the first set against Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia & Herzegovenia) and Mate Pavic (Croatia) by winning the...

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