News Archive, Month: November 2015

Anna Hopkin takes freestyle gold as University swimmers win seven medals at BUCS Short-Course Champs

18 November 2015

The University of Bath swimming team won seven medals, including one of each colour for Anna Hopkin, as they finished fourth overall at the BUCS Short-Course Championships in Sheffield. With aspiring Rio 2016 Olympians and Paralympians among the students racing at Ponds Forge over the weekend, the standard of competition was exceptionally high as reflected by the number of new records set – including World and British records. Hopkin was the only swimmer to go under...

Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club were named as Club of the Year at the 2015 ASA Aquatic Awards

Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club thank University of Bath after winning prestigious national award

17 November 2015

Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club, based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, has been named as Club of the Year in the 2015 ASA Aquatic Awards. The prestigious national accolade is presented to a non-ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) funded club that shows a commitment and passion for aquatics by providing a quality and enjoyable experience to their members, through developing innovative ways to grow and improve the club. Aquae Sulis draws its membership...

Gold for Megan Fletcher and bronze for Jan Gosiewski as judoka impress in Australia

16 November 2015

Megan Fletcher struck gold and there was a bronze medal for Jan Gosiewski as Team Bath judoka enjoyed success at the Oceania Open in Woolongong, Australia. Commonwealth champion Fletcher won all of her fights by ippon to claim the women’s under-70kg title and 100 valuable ranking points on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. After defeating home favourite Naomi De Bruine in the preliminary round, Fletcher beat Lynn Mossong of Luxembourg in the...

Ana Bogdan wins $25k women’s singles title to conclude fantastic week of tennis at University of Bath

16 November 2015

Ana Bogdan provided a fitting finale to a week of top-class tennis at the University of Bath as she won the $25k Aegon GB Pro-Series women’s singles title. The Romanian justified her billing as number one seed after overcoming the number two seed, Croatia’s Ana Vrljic, in a final that lasted more than two hours at the Sports Training Village. Bogdan, ranked 161 in the world, won the opening set 6-3 but Vrljic hit back...

Team Bath Netball, November 2015, huddle, Eboni Beckford-Chambers

Plenty of positives as Team Bath Netball beat Hertfordshire Mavericks and Surrey Storm in tri-tournament

14 November 2015

Head Coach Anna Stembridge and captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers say there are plenty of positives to take from Team Bath Netball’s tri-tournament wins against Surrey Storm and Hertfordshire Mavericks on Saturday. In front of more than 500 netball fans at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, Team Bath came from behind to beat Mavericks 33-28 in the opening match before holding on after a lightning start to defeat Vitality Superleague champions Storm 30-25. All four...

Former Grand Slam junior champion Filip Peliwo lifts $15k men’s singles title at University of Bath

14 November 2015

Former Wimbledon and US Open junior champion Filip Peliwo has followed in the footsteps of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut by winning the Aegon GB Pro-Series $15k men’s singles title at the University of Bath. Peliwo, the number three seed from Canada, battled back brilliantly from losing the first set to beat Germany’s Mats Moraing 2-6 6-1 6-2 at the Sports Training Village on Saturday. After his second title win of 2015, Peliwo said: “It...

Team Bath tennis players one win away from home final in Aegon GB Pro-Series

12 November 2015

Team Bath MCTA’s Richard Gabb is one win away from reaching the Aegon GB Pro-Series men’s singles final after serving up another treat for home fans at the University of Bath on Thursday. The 23-year-old (pictured) overcame Ireland’s Sam Barry 6-4 2-6 7-5 in front of an appreciative crowd at the Sports Training Village on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the $15k tournament. Standing between him and Saturday’s final is Germany’s Mat Moraing, who...

Lizzy Yarnold, Piers Gilliver and Team Bath Netball among winners at Bath Chronicle Sports Awards

12 November 2015

Skeleton World Champion Lizzy Yarnold and Piers Gilliver, the world’s number one wheelchair fencer, were among the University of Bath-based athletes honoured at the 2015 Bath Chronicle Sports Award. The winners collected their prizes during a ceremony hosted by television broadcaster John Inverdale at Bath Racecourse, with Team Bath Netball U16s receiving the Junior Team of the Year award after reaching the national finals for the first time in a decade. Yarnold retained the Professional...

Team Bath MCTA tennis aces looking to continue progress in singles and doubles tournaments

12 November 2015

There is plenty of home interest on Court 1 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Thursday as the Aegon GB Pro-Series tennis tournament reaches its latter stages. Team Bath MCTA’s Lisa Whybourn (pictured left) is first on court as she looks to reach the last eight of the women’s $25k competition. Her match against Georgia’s Mariam Bolkvadze will be followed by a men’s quarter-final between Ireland’s Sam Barry and Richard Gabb, another Team Bath MCTA...

Number two seed awaits University student during action-packed day of tennis at STV

11 November 2015

University of Bath tennis ace Emma Hurst will be looking to continue her winning form on home turf when she faces the number two seed in the Aegon GB Pro-Series women’s $25k tournament on Wednesday. And there will also be local interest in the men’s singles as Team Bath MCTA’s Richard Gabb looks to book his place in the quarter-finals of the $15k competition. Sport & Exercise Science student Hurst, a 2014-15 Trendell Sport Scholar...

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