Alex Walker serves up doubles win at World University Games

08 July 2015

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Alex Walker got her World University Games mixed doubles campaign off to a solid start in Gwangju, South Korea on Wednesday.

The University of Bath Business Masters student teamed up with Darren Walsh to beat Dahilmar Saez and Jhonnel Figueroa of Venezuela 6-4 6-2.

Next up for Walker and Walsh is a second-round tie against Indonesia’s Jessy Rompies and Nur Iswan on Thursday.

Shooter Kristian Callaghan missed out on a place in the 25m rapid-fire pistol, a discipline in which he is the Commonwealth Games bronze-medalist.

The Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student went into the second stage of qualifying in 16th place but was unable to make up any ground despite recording a score of 552, his second-best match of the season.

TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) scholar Callaghan will be hoping for better fortunes in 25m standard pistol qualification on Thursday.

Going for his second gold of the week will be swimmer Jay Lelliott, who was the fastest qualifier for Thursday’s 1,500m freestyle final.

The Sports Performance student, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, has also won 400m gold and 800m silver this week.

The World University Games continue until July 14. Find out more about the University of Bath athletes and coaches involved by clicking here.

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