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 ago. He is coached by Jamie Feaver and has recently had exposure to World Junior Tour (ITF) events in Sweden.
In the women’s draw Walker, a University of Bath student (Masters in Management), and current British Universities and Colleges’ singles champion claimed the win beating Jennifer Timotin from Sutton 6-4 6-3.
There was home interest throughout the week as Walker defeated fellow
University of Bath 1st team player Elaine Genovese (Masters in Health Psychology) in the semi final whilst Academy player Florence Abbott (Ralph Allen School) reached the other semi final and Grace Dixon made the quarter-finals.
Pete Martin Tennis Manager at the University of Bath said: “We enjoy hosting the British Tour, it benefits our programme in so many ways. It provides opportunities for so many of our Academy, University and Professional players to compete.
“This week there were 19 Team Bath players in action. Holding the event here also enables our coaches to work with all the players in a competitive environment. We are delighted with the success of our own players and is a testament to how well they have trained so far this winter”