Grand Slam-seeking Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands proved too strong for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ladies’ doubles pairing Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae at Wimbledon on Saturday.
And Marcus Daniell – who also trains at the University of Bath – saw his men’s doubles campaign ended by Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner despite a battling performance.
Safarova and Mattek-Sands, who have already won the Australian and French Open titles this year, beat the British Federation Cup pairing 6-3 6-0 on Court 8.
New Zealander Daniell, also coached by David Sammel, and Brazilian partner Marcos Demoliner went down fighting on Court 7 in their third-round encounter.
After losing the first set 6-3, they leveled by taking the second 6-4 but Erlich and Petzschner were able to take the next two 6-3 to seal victory – denying Daniell and Demoliner a break-back opportunity in the final game.