News Archive, Month: June 2012

Lisa takes step closer to Wimbledon

19 June 2012

Team Bath-MCTA tennis player Lisa Whybourn was the only British winner at Wimbledon qualifying with a hard fought 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Sarah Gronert (Ger). Head Coach David Sammel said “Lisa has had a solid month and won 8/12 matches but naturally to take a small step towards Wimbledon is pleasing. Her lead coach Ian Macdonald ‘Macca’ has done a superb job and Lisa is a tougher player due to his work and that...

Bath set to celebrate International Olympic Day

19 June 2012

Olympic badminton player Hadia Hosny El Said will officially start the 2012 Olympic Day Run at the University of Bath on Saturday (23 June) – one of the main activities at Team Bath’s Gold Rush open day. 23 June is celebrated around the world as International Olympic Day, when people show their support for the ideals and values of the Olympic movement. Olympic Day Run has taken place at the University of Bath for more...

Student Hunt named in ParalympicsGB team for London 2012

19 June 2012

University of Bath student Louise Hunt will make her Paralympic Games debut at the London 2012 Games after being named in the British wheelchair tennis team today (Tuesday). The British Paralympic Association named Louise, a Sports Performance student from Swindon, in its 10-strong wheelchair tennis team for London 2012 this morning. Louise, who has just turned 21, is currently ranked number 21 in the world in women’s singles wheelchair tennis rankings and 13th in the...

A big week of sport as Bath athletes pursue Olympic dreams

19 June 2012

University of Bath based athletes across a range of sports face a big week of action as they aim to pursue their Olympic dreams. Swimmers based at Team Bath have their next opportunity to qualify berths on the GB Olympic team when they compete at the British Gas ASA Nationals in Sheffield. The Nationals get underway tomorrow (Wednesday) and conclude on Saturday (23 June). Some 37 GB athletes – including the Bath-based trio of Michael...

Melanie South

Wimbledon qualifying wildcards for Team Bath players

14 June 2012

Team Bath’s Melanie South, fresh from her close encounter with former World No.1 Jelena Jankovic in Birmingham this week, has been awarded a wildcard for the Wimbledon qualifying competition. South, who took Jankovic to a tie-break second set at the Aegon Edgbaston Classic, before going down 1-6, 6-7, will be joined on a potential journey to the world-famous courts of the All-England Club by Team Bath team-mate Samantha Murray. The duo will compete next week...

Melanie South in action at Edgbaston

Melanie South goes out to former World number one

13 June 2012

Melanie South gave former world no.1 Jelena Jankovic a run for her money at the Aegon Edgbaston classic in Birmingham today before going down in their second round match 1-6 6-7 (3). South had two set points in the second set that she was not able to convert. Dave Sammel Team Bath-MCTA Head Coach said 'Mel showed she can really compete with the big-named players today. She should take confidence from this performance and learn...

Stephen Baddeley - Director of Sport at Team Bath

The Olympics is the pinnacle of an athlete’s career – Stephen Baddeley

11 June 2012

Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at Team Bath and former British Badminton Team Manager at the 1992 Olympics, says athletes preparing for London 2012 will currently be experiencing a huge amount of pressure. “Qualifying for, and then competing in the Olympics is the pinnacle of an athlete’s career and the high stakes involved can lead to a tense and stressful environment for all concerned,” said Stephen “There are glamorous sides to competing at this level,...

Sam Murray at Edgbaston

Two Team Bath players in Edgbaston main draw

11 June 2012

Team Bath Director of Tennis Barry Scollo was pleased to hear over the weekend that two of his top female players have made it into the main draw at the Aegon Classic at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Priory Club. Melanie South, who recently joined the Team Bath set up, was due up first on court this morning to play Mirjana Lucic of Croatia – a quarter-finalist at the event last year – but rain has delayed the...

Pictured are (left to right): Mhairi Spence, Samantha Murrey, Nick Woodbridge & Sam Weale

Bath-based quartet named in London 2012 modern pentathlon team

08 June 2012

Four athletes who train at Pentathlon GB's High Performance Centre at the University of Bath were today (Friday) named in the British modern pentathlon team to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The quartet includes University of Bath French and Politics student Samantha Murray, as well as University alumni  Mhairi Spence and Sam Weale.  Nick Woodbridge completes the Team GB pentathlon team for the 2012 Games. Both Weale and Woodbridge are contesting their second...

Graduate Heather to make Olympic rowing debut

08 June 2012

University of Bath graduate Heather Stanning will make her Olympic debut as a member of the British rowing team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Sports Technology graduate will team-up with Helen Glover, who also used to train at the University of Bath, in the women’s pair for the 2012 Games. Victoria Thornley, another of the University’s sporting alumni, is named in the 10-strong squad for the women’s eight. A final eight will be...

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