News Archive, Month: March 2012

Close again against Mavericks

29 March 2012

[caption id="attachment_16663" align="alignleft" width="368" caption="Ritchie for Team Bath toughs it out against Buchanan"][/caption] Team Bath’s young Fiat Netball Superleague side twice led visitors Hertfordshire Mavericks but could not convert, going down 48-51 in one of the season’s crunch Games. Both sides wanted the win to stay in the top three of the League’s top tier, behind leaders Northern Thunder and second-placed Surrey Storm, with two matches to play before the knock-out phases. Team Bath started...

Bath – Varsity Winners 2012

28 March 2012

Bath are officially Best in the South West! Varsity Winners 2012 The inaugural “Varsity – Best of the South West” on Saturday 24 March saw Bath winning local bragging rights in front of over 3000 spectators over the six sports on show. With a number of close matches Bath came out 5-1 winners overall. The stand out result of the day came in the morning with Bath defeating Exeter’s Rugby League side, previously unbeaten in...

Garland says Team Bath can go all the way

27 March 2012

Team Bath need to make the most of their home advantage against Hertfordshire Mavericks on Thursday (29 March) to kick-start their campaign in the top tier of the Fiat Netball Superleague, says head coach Jess Garland. The team return to action at home at the Team Bath Arena against Mavericks, after losing their second top tier game on Saturday when they went down 62-39 at Northern Thunder. But Garland says she is convinced her young...

Brown and Bertens win tennis titles at University of Bath

25 March 2012

Dustin Brown took the Aegon GB Pro-Series men’s singles title at the University of Bath Sports Training Village this afternoon, beating Jan Mertl 7-6 (7-1), 6-4. The German-born but Jamaican resident Brown proved too strong for a workmanlike Mertl. “It’s been a great week”, said Brown, of Montego Bay, afterwards. “It’s great to win and everything’s been organised as best as possible”. Mertl congratulated his opponent:  “I was super tired today but I tried to...

ATP Challenger Tour - Aegon GB Pro Series Bath - Jamie Baker

Brown beats Baker as British doubles hopes go South

24 March 2012

Jamie Baker tackled but fell to flamboyant German, Dustin Brown, in a heated men’s singles semi-final this afternoon at €42,500 ATP Challenger Tour event at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village. [caption id="attachment_16428" align="alignleft" width="368" caption="Jamie Delgado went down in doubles final with Ken Skupski"][/caption]   Brown, with his dreadlocks flowing and wearing vibrant-coloured kit, was dominant in a first set which he took 6-4 but struggled in the next set to find any...

ATP Challenger Tour - Aegon GB Pro Series Bath - Philipp Oswald

British duo miss out on doubles glory in Bath

24 March 2012

British duo Jamie Delgado and Ken Skupski battled hard but went down 4-6, 4-6 to Austrians Martin Fischer and Philipp Oswald in today’s men’s doubles final at the €42,500 ATP Challenger Tour event at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village. The British duo, who fought back from 2-5 down to 4-5 in the opening set, were strong on Skupski’s serve, using Delgado’s speed and accuracy at the net but found Oswald’s service game too...

Futsal team 2012

Match Report Futsal: Team Bath reach FA Futsal Grand Finals

23 March 2012

This season Team Bath Futsal Club have managed to reach the Grand Finals for the first time in its short five year history. Team Bath play in the FA National League Midlands Conference and have recorded a top two finish to secure their place in the Grand Finals. The Grand Finals is the culmination of the top six Futsal teams in England coming together to compete for the National Championships and Englands one European spot...

It’s Beck v Brown for places in men’s semi-finals

23 March 2012

A clash of the Germans is set to be one of the highlights of AEGON Pro-Series Bath tennis as top seed Andreas Beck faces Dustin Brown at the University of Bath Sports Training Village today (Friday). The pair will battle it out on court one in the €42,500 ATP Challenger Tour event in a match scheduled to get underway at midday with a place in tomorrow’s (Saturday) semi-finals at stake for the winner. Admission for...

Doubles semi-finals places up for grabs today

22 March 2012

The doubles semi-final line-ups at the AEGON Pro-Series Bath tennis tournaments will be confirmed later today (Thursday). The top-flight tennis action is being played out at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and admission for spectators is free. In the men’s €42,500 ATP Challenger Tour event, Austria’s Martin Fischer and Philipp Oswald, seeded four, have already booked a place in themen’s doubles semis against Jan Hernych and David Skoch of the Czech Republic tomorrow...

Kris Gilchrist retires from competitive swimming

21 March 2012

British 200m breaststroke record holder Kris Gilchrist has announced his retirement from competitive swimming. Gilchrist, a former world short course champion who has trained at the British Gas Intensive Training Centre (ITC) Bath at the Universtiy of Bath for the last 18 months, first competed internationally in 2006, winning bronze medals at the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games for Scotland. He went on to become 200m breaststroke World Short Course Champion in 2008 and...

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