News Archive, Month: March 2013

Paralympians take to water for Dreamflight

28 March 2013

Paralympic swimmers are taking part in a sponsored swim at the University of Bath to raise money for an inspirational charity that raises money to help seriously ill or disabled children enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. Two teams will complete the 4½ hour swimming challenge in the 50m pool at the Sports Training Village on Sunday (31 March) in the Dreamflight Generations for Generations sponsored swim. They aim to raise £3,500 for the charity...

Team Bath to host Storm, Mavericks and Dragons in Phase Two of Superleague

26 March 2013

Team Bath’s netballers will continue their quest for a fifth Superleague title with what promise to be three thrilling home fixtures against Surrey Storm, Hertfordshire Mavericks and Celtic Dragons next month. The action gets underway in Phase Two of the Superleague, the Showdown League, with a televised game against Surrey Storm at the Sports Training Village on Monday 15 April. Three days later, on Thursday 18 April, Team Bath host Hertfordshire Mavericks. And on Monday...

Emmanuel Nartley with medal. Photo: Sam Farr

Judo players bring home four bronzes from Argentina

26 March 2013

Team Bath judo players had another impressive weekend, collecting four medals at the Buenos Aires Pan-American Open in Argentina. Gregg Varey beat fellow Brit Graham Trinder in the third place contest to take bronze in the men’s under-60kg class. Varey found himself in the bronze medal match after losing to Russia’s reigning Olympic champion Arsen Galstyan, in his third preliminary round fight.  The Russian went on to win the title in Buenos Aires. Ghana’s Emmanuel...

Gemma Francis

Netballers prepare for Superleague Showdown League

19 March 2013

Team Bath’s netballers have made sure of a top-three finish in phase one of the Superleague – and with it a place in the Showdown League for phase two. Team Bath overcame Yorkshire Jets 54-51 in Friday night’s penultimate phase one game. They travel to Hertfordshire Mavericks on Friday (22 March) for their last game of phase one in joint first place with Surrey Storm. Defender Samantha Cook made a welcome return from injury against...

Fletcher strikes gold in Uruguay

19 March 2013

Team Bath judo player Ben Fletcher has secured the biggest win of his career to date by taking gold at the Pan-American Open in Uruguay. Fletcher (pictured) beat Brazil’s 2007 world champion Luciano Correa in the final of the over the under-100kg class to take gold in Montevideo. Juergen Klinger, head judo coach at the University of Bath, said: “It was a fantastic result for Ben, especially as it’s his first year as a senior...

Hopton wins England under-17 singles title

18 March 2013

Team Bath’s Jess Hopton is the new Under 17 English National Badminton Champion after capturing the title at the weekend. Hopton, who was seeded 5/8 for the championships, took gold with a 21-17, 14-21, 24-22 final win over Ira Banerjee. She had to do it the hard way, beating second seed Tsui-Yee Lau and joint third seed Lydia Powell en route to the title. Hopton just missed out on a repeat performance in the women’s...

Whybourn wins doubles title

Team Bath’s unseeded Whybourn wins women’s doubles title

17 March 2013

Team Bath-MCTA’s Lisa Whybourn teamed up with Germany’s Nicola Geuer to take the Aegon GB Pro-Series women’s doubles title at the University of Bath’s Sports Training Village this weekend. The unseeded duo recorded a straight sets win over Viktorija Golubic and Julia Kimmelman, a Swiss–German combination in the final by 6-3,6-4. 21 year-old Whybourn, who is ranked in the world’s top 300 as a singles player, and Geuer also played an unseeded pair in the...

British victory in opening final of Pro-Series Bath tennis

15 March 2013

There was British success in the first final of the Aegon GB Pro-Series Bath competition, with Lewis Burton and Dan Evans taking the men’s doubles title at the Sports Training Village this afternoon (Friday). The British pair beat Jan Minar of the Czech Republic and Marek Semjan of Slovakia on a champions’ tie break in the final. Minar and Semjan had edged the opening set at the University of Bath by 7-5, before the British...

Richard Gabb

Brits to battle for men’s doubles title today

15 March 2013

Britain’s hopes in the first final of the Aegon GB Pro-Series Bath competition rest on the shoulders of four seeds Lewis Burton and Dan Evans. The GB pairing tackle the unseeded Jan Minar of the Czech Republic and Marek Semjan of Slovakia in the men’s doubles final at the University of Bath Sports Training Village later today (Friday). Admission to watch the event is free. For an order of play and draw sheets go to...

Butler and Agarwal Russia G3 Doubles win March 2013

ITF Junior Boy’s Doubles Title

12 March 2013

Samm Butler and Aman Agarwal win ITF Junior Boy's Doubles Title - the Almetievsk Open, Russia. Butler, 17 and Agarwal, 16, paired up as top seeds for the week, they took the final by beating #2 local seeds Galyamoz and Mosgovey who defaulted in the second set at 1-3 after Butler and Agarwal won a close tie break to take the first set. R1  Kharchenko & Mokrousov 6-4 6-4 QF  Bagdasaryan & Salbiev 4-6 6-4...

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