News Archive, Month: May 2016

Best win yet for Lisa Whybourn as fellow Team Bath MCTA tennis players impress at French Open

31 May 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Lisa Whybourn got her grass-court season off to a stunning start as she recorded a career-best win on day one of the Aegon Eastbourne Trophy. Whybourn made the most of her wildcard entry by beating number-three seed Kai-Lin Zhang of China 2-6 6-3 7-5 on Monday after a two-hour battle, during which she saved two match points. The 25-year-old, who will face Spain’s Georgina Garcia-Perez in the second round, has...

Karla Mostert of the Crinums challenges Lenize Potgieter of the Jaguars during the 2016 Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League final match between Jaguars and Crinums at Olive Convention Centre, Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa on 28 May, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Team Bath Netball’s South African imports face off in domestic cup final

31 May 2016

Team Bath Netball’s Karla Mostert and Lenize Potgieter found themselves on opposite sides when they contested the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League final in their native South Africa on Saturday. And it was Mostert - the Team Bath Supporters' Player of the Season - who emerged on the winning side as she produced a player-of-the-match performance to help the Free State Crinums to a 52-43 victory over Potgieter’s Gauteng Jaguars. It was the third year running that...

Amy Wilson Hardy leads the celebrations as England Women finish third at the 2015 Dubai Sevens

Engineering graduate helps England Rugby Women go fourth ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games

30 May 2016

Amy Wilson Hardy helped England Women finish fourth overall in the 2015/16 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, following a same-place finish in the final round at Clermont-Ferrand, France on Sunday. The University of Bath Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering graduate was on the scoresheet against both Kenya and Spain on the opening day as England topped their group with three wins, the other victory coming against the United States. They beat the US again...

Jamie Cooke of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Pentathlon GB take the positives as Jamie Cooke claims top-ten finish at World Champs

29 May 2016

Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu believes his athletes will have “learnt a lot” from their experiences at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Moscow this week. Jamie Cooke’s ninth-placed finish in the men’s final on Saturday brought to a close a competition that had started brightly with silver in the women’s relay but then proved tricky, with only three of the eight British athletes reaching the individual finals. But with the Rio 2016 Olympic...

How move to Bath helped swimmer Jazz Carlin turn Olympic heartbreak into Rio joy

28 May 2016

Swimmer Jazz Carlin says her move to the University of Bath was a key factor in helping her go from London 2012 heartbreak to Rio 2016 delight. Commonwealth champion and World medallist Carlin is finally set to make her long-awaited Olympic debut this summer after being officially selected for Team GB. She is one of four British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmers in the squad – along with Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis...

Kate French and Samantha Murray of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Tough day for pentathletes Samantha Murray and Kate French in World Championships final

28 May 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Samantha Murray and Kate French endured a frustrating day at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Moscow as they finished 16th and 24th respectively in the women’s individual final. Both University of Bath-based athletes had been well placed during periods of the day, with 2014 World Champion Murray fourth going into the final event – the combined run/shoot. However, despite some strong running, she lost ground to her rivals at the shooting range...

Chelsea Lewis and Amanda Varey have been selected for Wales to tour South Africa

Team Bath Netball players set for international reunion as Wales travel to South Africa

26 May 2016

Team Bath Netball duo Chelsea Lewis and Amanda Varey have been named in the Wales squad for this summer’s tour of South Africa. Awaiting them in the SPAR Proteas line-up will be two familiar faces, Karla Mostert and Lenize Potgieter, who also played in the Blue and Gold this season. Wales will fly out to Durban on June 12 for a three-match series against the team currently ranked number five in the world. Former Team...

Athlete Jenny Nesbitt is a Trendell Sports Scholar for 2015-16

Scholar Jenny Nesbitt set for GB track debut in Turkey after setting 10,000m PB

26 May 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt will make her track debut for Great Britain at the European Cup 10,000m in Turkey next month. The Sports & Social Science student, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, has been selected along with Lauren Deadman and Jessica Coulson in the women’s team. Ben Connor, Andy Maud and Luke Caldwell will represent British Athletics in the men’s race in Mersin on Sunday, June 5. Nesbitt goes to Turkey...

(From left) Samantha Murray, Joanna Muir, Kate French and Freyja Prentice on the athletics track

Duo progress to World Championships final but there is frustration for Freyja and Joanna

26 May 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Samantha Murray and Kate French will both contest the women’s individual final at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Moscow, Russia on Friday. However, there was disappointment and frustration for Freyja Prentice as she missed out on a place in the final to put her hopes of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in doubt. Joanna Muir – a women’s relay silver-medallist with Murray at the start of the week – also...

(From left) Lottie Holland, Sydney Gregson, Chantelle Miell and Jessie Hood played for England Women U20 against France, March 2016

Student Chantelle Miell named in England Rugby Women’s squad

25 May 2016

University of Bath student Chantelle Miell has retained her place in the England Rugby Women’s U20 squad for the 2016/17 season. Miell, supported by the University’s Dual Career programme and the Sport England Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), plays her club rugby for Bristol RFC. She was part of the England U20 team that earned a 25-25 draw with France in March, along with fellow University of Bath students Sydney Gregson, Lottie Holland and Jessie...

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