Double singles success for Team Bath MCTA Academy players

07 November 2012

There was a double success for Team Bath MCTA Academy tennis players at the weekend with Callum Poland-Smith collecting a singles title in Malaysia and Adam Glynn winning in Kuwait.

Seventeen-year-old Poland-Smith took an all-Bath boys’ singles final to the win the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup in Malaysia.

The 17-year-old number three seed beat six seed Samm Butler 6-3 6-4 in the final.

Poland-Smith and Japanese partner Naoki Nakagawa also reached the final of the doubles, but Nakagawa retired through illness when they were 7-5 2-0 down to Djurabeck Karimov (UZB) and Gregor Schoefberger (AUT)

Team Bath MCTA players Aman Agarwal and Butler reached the quarter-finals of the doubles.

And 16-year-old Glynn impressed to win the boys’ singles title at the Kuwait ITF Juniors. Glynn, who was unseeded, beat Qatar’s Jabor Mohammed Ali Mutawa 6-2 6-2 in the final.

He had already ousted the number six and four seeds from the tournament en route to the final and his first ITF title.

Glynn and partner Youssef Hassan finished runners-up in the doubles, going down 7-3 (3) 6-4 to the Qatari pairing of Ali Mutawa and Mousa Shanan Zayed.

Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at Team Bath, said: “The boys did really well in terms of travelling a long distance and being able to win matches. They’ve established themselves as really good tournaments players during this period.

“They had a good two-month training block just before this batch of tournaments and I’m really pleased with the results,” he added. “It’s great for the players’ development and for the coaches to see them in this kind of environment.”

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