News Archive, Month: February 2015

Daniell wins second ATP Doubles Event to crack top 100

09 February 2015

Kiwi-born Team Bath-MCTA player Marcus Daniell won his second career ATP Doubles Event in Montpellier, France, last week. The win put him into the world top 100 from his 2014 year-end ranking of 114. Daniell and his partner Artem Sitak had to work hard for their title.  They came through three tough sets to reach the semi-finals with a 7-6, 6-7, 11-9 quarter-final thriller against 2012 Wimbledon winner Jonathan Marray and Colin Fleming before needing...

Graduate Olver takes senior national title

09 February 2015

Team Bath badminton coach Peter Bush was brimful of pride this week after Heather Olver, a University graduate and alumni of his coaching group here at the Sports Training Village, won a senior national badminton title. Olver, with Lauren Smith, won the English National women’s doubles title in Crawley earlier this month.  Olver , who also won two silvers at last year’s Commonwealth Games, had been defeated in five previous finals. The duo won by...

Jess Thirlby

We will step up our game, says Thirlby

09 February 2015

After the previous weekend’s win against Northumbria, Team Bath struggled to find their feet against an in-form Manchester Thunder on Saturday in netball’s Superleague. The opening quarter was fiercely contested with Team Bath going down by just one goal 10-11 to the reigning champions. “We started well and stuck to the game plan, making them work hard in on their attack whilst we were patient and clinical”,, said Head Coach Thirlby. A very poor second...

Team Bath’s Smith saves Fed Cup day for GB

06 February 2015

Team Bath MCTA tennis player Anna Smith made her Federation Cup debut an event to remember today. The 26 year old doubles specialist pulled GB through an incredible rally to save match point with Jocelyn Rae and pave the way for a three-set doubles win which saw GB through to the next round against Belarus tomorrow. Smith chased a lob and then picked up a difficult volley to keep British hopes alive and save the...

Team Bath kick off 2015 Superleague with away win

02 February 2015

Team Bath’s superleague netballers started their 2015 campaign with a 49-33 away win against Team Northumbria. Coach Jess Thirlby described it as a “solid start” during which several of the new line-up made their debuts in the blue and gold of Team Bath. Team Bath, sponsored by Carter Jonas, led by 13-8 after the first quarter with England stalwart, Stacey Francis, newcomer Kiwi, Bessie Manu, and Sam Cook all helping with defensive turn-over. Rosie Allison,...

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