News Archive, Month: March 2014

Sasha Corbin and Serena Guthrie battled in the mid-court

Team Bath take the point in topsy-turvy Superleague draw with Mavericks

28 March 2014

Team Bath's Zeo Superleague Head Coach Jess Thirlby is determined that her players should take "every piece of learning possible" from a topsy-turvy 49-49 home draw against Hertfordshire Mavericks. The home side turned round a seven-goal deficit at half-time to lead 48-46 with under three minutes to go at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. A couple of unforced errors and a missed final-second attempt on goal allowed Mavericks to sneak back and snatch...

Students complete impressive tennis hat-trick

27 March 2014

The University of Bath women’s tennis team completed a hat-trick of British Universities titles with a 5-1 victory over Durham in yesterday’s final. The Bath team had to battle back from a slow start to claim their third title in a row in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) final in Sheffield. All square at one match each after the two women’s doubles contests, they were then a set down in three of the...

Shooting star Rosie on Team Bath TV

27 March 2014

Shooter Rosie Allison discusses playing netball for Team Bath and England and combining training with studying for a Biology degree at the University of Bath in our latest movie on Team Bath TV. "We're lucky to have so many talented players in Bath," she said. "It's intense, but we have a really good work ethic." And Rosie also discusses her goal of representing England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. To find out more,...

Team Bath secure impressive win at Thunder

25 March 2014

Team Bath closed the gap at the top of the ZEO Netball Superleague with an impressive 55-51 win at second placed Manchester Thunder last night (Monday). The result keeps alive hopes that Team Bath could secure a top-two finish at the end of the regular season, and with it home advantage in the semi-finals. Last night’s win puts Team Bath just two points behind Thunder in third with four Superleague fixtures remaining, starting with the...

More silverware for Team Bath judo players

24 March 2014

University of Bath-based judo players produced more terrific results in South America with Gary Hall and Megan Fletcher both winning medals at the Pan American Open in Argentina. Hall’s silver medal in the under-90kg class at Buenos Aires was particularly impressive as it was his first time competing at World Cup level. He won all three of his preliminary round fights to set up a semi-final against fellow Brit Matthew Pursey. Hall, who trains in...

Sharp is 12th at New Plymouth World Cup

24 March 2014

University of Bath-based triathlete Matt Sharp was the highest placed British male at the New Plymouth World Cup in New Zealand yesterday (Sunday). The 25-year-old, who moved his training base to the University last year, came home in 12th place among the 75 starters at his opening triathlon of the season. Sunday’s World Cup featured a 750m swim, 20k bike and a 5k run. Sharp, who came fourth in this year’s Bath Half, won the...

Megan strikes gold in Montevideo

19 March 2014

Team Bath judo player Megan Fletcher is celebrating striking gold at the Pan American Open competition in Uruguay. Fletcher beat Brazil’s Kelly Mesquita with a contest-ending Ippon score in the final of the under-70kg class in Montevideo. That followed an opening round win over Mexico’s Andrea Poo and a semi-final victory over Canada’s Alix Renaud-Roy. Fellow Team Bath judo player Gregg Varey won his opening under-66kg class contest over Brazil’s Afonso Baldigen before losing to...

Guthrie was upbeat despite defeat to Storm

Battling Team Bath go down to Storm

17 March 2014

Team Bath’s netballers battled hard but went down to table-toppers Surrey Storm 51-61 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight (17 March) in the Zeo Netball Superleague. Storm played a blinder in defence and were sharper at getting the ball through to their shooters. Team Bath's England mid-court player Serena Guthrie remained up-beat despite the defeat.  She said: "Obviously we are disappointed to go down by ten goals but Surrey are a good...

Walker runs-out winner at BUCS Champs

17 March 2014

Sports Performance student Alex Walker is celebrating winning the British Universities women’s singles title in an all University of Bath final. Walker beat Economics student Steph Cornish, the number two seed, 6-0 6-3 in the final of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Individual Tennis Championships at Sheffield. Walker, seeded six, overcame top seed Anna Fitzpatrick (East London) in the quarter-finals before beating another Bath student, seventh seed Natasha Starling (Business Administration) in the...

Mia Ritchie in action at Surrey Storm in Feb 2014 (photo: Gary Baker)

Coach looks for team to push on to top-two

11 March 2014

Team Bath head coach Jess Thirlby is looking for her team to push on and challenge for a top-two finish at the halfway mark of the 2014 ZEO Superleague regular season. The reigning Superleague champions are currently third in the table with seven of their 14 regular season games played. They face two key games in the space of three days with the long trip to Team Northumbria on Saturday (15 March) followed by a...

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