Tennis ace Alex Walker going for gold at World University Games

11 July 2015

Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker will be going for gold at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea on Sunday.

The University of Bath Business Masters student and partner Darren Walsh have reached the mixed doubles final at the Games, the second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

After winning their opening two matches in straight sets, Walker and Walsh were given a scare by Poland’s Justyna Jegiolka and Maciej Smola in the quarter-finals.

The Brits lost the second set 6-1, having won the first 7-6, but recovered brilliantly to take the champions tie-break 10-5.

That set up a semi-final against Taipei’s Kai-chen Chang and Hsien-yin Peng which again went to a third-set tie-break before Walker and Walsh won 6-3 3-6 10-6.

They are now guaranteed at least a silver medal but will be hoping for more when they take on Lidziya Marozava and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus in Sunday’s final.

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