Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Samantha Murray battled hard for over an hour on court 10 at Wimbledon before going out of the Championships.
Ranked at no.235 in the world, Murray got a wild card into the main singles draw after some good results this season so far but went down 3-6, 4-6 to Camila Giorgi of Italy, the world no.93.
Murray and her Team Bath MCTA counterpart Lisa Whybourn still have chances left in the women’s doubles.
Whybourn battled hard in the singles qualifying tournament but was defeated by Vania King of the USA, world-ranked no.113.
Whybourn and partner Nicola Slater have a wildcard into the main draw of the women’s doubles.
“I’m really happy and exciting to be playing with Nicola in the doubles main draw. We’ll get some practice in before the start of Wimbledon and I think we’ll do well,” she added.
Mel South and her partner, Tara Moore, have a wildcard into the women’s doubles draw. South has experienced previous Wimbledon campaigns.
Barry Scollo, Director of the Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy, said: “It’s great to have a player playing at a senior Grand Slam event. For the Team Bath MCTA programme to have players ranked in and around the top-250 in the world is just fantastic.
“Samantha, Lisa and Mel are great to have as part of the tennis programme at the University of Bath,” he added. “They are excellent role models for the younger players at the academy.”
In the men’s competition, former Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player Sean Thornley has a wildcard for the men’s doubles partnering David Rice.
Murray, Whybourn and South train with the Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy at the University of Bath Sports Training Village