Teenager triumphs in Bath tennis tournament

19 March 2012

Czech player Tereza Smitkova and Germany’s Peter Torebko took the honours in the singles competitions at the AEGON GB Pro-Series Bath tennis tournament at the University of Bath at the weekend.

Seventeen-year-old Smitkova came from a set down to beat number five seed Katarzyna Piter in the women’s singles final 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 of the ITF Pro-Circuit $10,000. It was a particularly impressive performance as Smitkova had to battle her way through the qualifying rounds before tackling the main draw.

Torebko was seeded two for the tournament and beat number four seed Michael Ryderstedt from Sweden 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the men’s ITF Pro Circuit $15,000 tournament at the Sports Training Village.

With the first week of action in the back-to-back tournaments complete, attention has now turned to the second week, with the men’s €42,500 ATP Challenger Tour competition is the highlight of the action.

Germany’s Andreas Beck and Michael Berrer, ranked 96 and 116 in the world respectively, are number one and two seeds for the men’s singles. The main draw gets underway today (Monday).  Beck returns to Bath after finishing runner-up to Dmitry Tursunov at last year’s Challenger tournament .You can follow scores live  for the men’s tournament at http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/AEGON-GB-Pro-Series/Watch-LIVE/

The women’s singles qualifying round in the $25,000 ITF Pro-Circuit event takes place today.

The action is FREE to watch throughout the two weeks of tennis.

The men’s and women’s competitions reach their climax this weekend, when the highlights are as follows:

Friday 23 March
Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
Men’s and women’s doubles semi-finals

Saturday 24 March
Men’s and women’s singles semi-finals
Men’s and women’s doubles finals

Sunday 25 March
Men’s and women’s single finals

For further information please go to the AEGON Pro-Series pages on the Team Bath website at http://www.teambath.com/sport/tennis/aegon-gb-pro-series/ or the AEGON Pro-Series pages on the LTA website at http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/AEGON-GB-Pro-Series/Calendar/Bath-Wk2/

For further information please contact the Team Bath press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or by email at press@matchtight.co.uk

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