News Archive, Month: January 2015

British Tour wins for Davis and Walker of Team Bath Tennis

30 January 2015

Team Bath’s James Davis and Alex Walker won the British Tour Men's and Women's events held at the University of Bath recently. Davis, 16, originally from Kent had home court advantage to defeat Piers Farhang from Southampton 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the final. Earlier he beat fellow Academy player Will Bissett 6-2 6-0 in the semi final. Big serving Davis, a student at Monkton Combe School moved to the TeamBath Academy just over a year...

World Cup gold for Fletcher

22 January 2015

Great Britain international Ben Fletcher struck gold during a successful weekend for Team Bath Judo Club at the African Open in Tunis, Tunisia. Fletcher, who had to withdraw from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games after suffering a knee injury in training, showed he is back to full fitness by beating Russia’s Khaybula Magomedov in the -100kg final. Older sister Megan Fletcher - a gold-medalist at Glasgow 2014 - took bronze in the women’s -70kg weight...

Yarnold wins second gold and Parsons so close!

20 January 2015

Lizzy Yarnold claimed her second FIBT World Cup gold medal of the season and fellow Sochi 2014 Olympian Dominic Parsons finished just outside the medals on another impressive weekend for British Skeleton. Yarnold became the first slider to win two World Cup races this season as she completed her two runs at Königssee in an overall time of 1min 44.24secs, putting her a comfortable 0.71 ahead of Germany’s Anja Huber Selbach. Russia’s Maria Orlova took...

Yarnold adds silver and young bobbers gain experience

13 January 2015

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold now has a gold and silver medal to her name in the 2014/15 FIBT Skeleton World Cup series after finishing runner-up in Altenberg, Germany, on Friday. Yarnold - who trains with British Skeleton whose national base is at the University of Bath - was just four-hundredths of a second slower than Russian rival Maria Orlova after two runs down the German track. It means the 26-year-old has finished on the podium...

Team Bath’s Francis helps England to success

12 January 2015

Team Bath Netball star Stacey Francis helped England level their international series in Jamaica with an incident-packed 55-47 win in the second test on Sunday. Francis was restored to WD, having made an impact off the bench during Saturday's 56-47 defeat in the opening test in Kingston, and played a key role as England battled their way to victory in a bruising encounter. The game finished 75 seconds early after a power failure plunged the...

Smith called up by Judy Murray to Federation Cup Team

06 January 2015

Team Bath MCTA’s Anna Smith has been called up by Federation Cup Captain Judy Murray to play for Britain when the event takes place in Hungary next month. The 26 year-old, who is coached by Ian MacDonald and Dave Sammel, was delighted to be selected. After receiving a phone call from Murray with the big news she said:  “I am absolutely delighted to have been selected. It’s a great honour to represent your country. I’m...

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