News Archive, Month: April 2018

Anna Smith (right) and Xenia Knoll reached the final of the 2018 Istanbul Open in Turkey

Terrific Turkey run sees Team Bath Tennis ace Anna Smith reach WTA Tour final in Istanbul

30 April 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Anna Smith reached her first women’s doubles final of 2018 following an excellent run at the 2018 Istanbul Cup in Turkey, a WTA Tour competition. GB Fed Cup player Smith and partner Xenia Knoll of Switzerland came through a tough opening match on the clay against Raluca Olaro and Yana Sizikova 6-2 4-6 10-7 before easing to a 6-2 6-2 victory over Nicola Geuer and Priscilla Hon in the last eight....

Zoe Davison (left) and Charlie Follett (right) won silver and bronze respectively at the Milan Kadlec Memorial modern pentathlon competition in Prague, April 2018

Two medals and five top-ten finishes for Pentathlon GB at Milan Kadlec Memorial in Prague

29 April 2018

Zoe Davison and University of Bath student Charlie Follett won silver and bronze medals during a successful visit to the Milan Kadlec Memorial junior competition in Prague for Pentathlon GB athletes. It was a first career international medal for Davison and a second for Psychology student Follett, while Kerenza Bryson made it three Brits in the top ten in the women’s final as she came home seventh. Holly Parker was 12th and Thompson Education Trust...

England Hockey Awards nomination for Team Bath Buccaneers after exceptional indoor season

28 April 2018

Team Bath Buccaneers have been shortlisted in the Men’s Team of the Year category at the 2018 England Hockey Awards. It is in recognition of the indoor team reaching the final of the national Jaffa Super 6s competition for the first time in their history. Also in contention for the award are Ashmoor Men’s 1st XI, Bishops Stortford Men’s 5th XI, Leeds Adel Men’s 1st XI, K Sport Men’s 2nd XI, Marlow U18 Boys Team,...

Sports Personality of the Year Anna Hopkin receiving her award from Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at the 2018 Blues Awards

Anna Hopkin win Sports Personality prize as 2018 Blues Awards celebrate both student sport and Winter Olympics

27 April 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin has capped an excellent few months of competition by being voted by her fellow students as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at the 2018 Blues Awards – the annual celebration of student sport. The Sports & Exercise Science student and MJ Church Ambassador, also supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, received the accolade after representing her country at both the 2017 World University Games in Taipei and...

Somerset Senior Cup final, sevens tournaments and England duty continue busy period for University rugby players

26 April 2018

The University of Bath men’s rugby club will play Weston Hornets RFC in the final of the Somerset Senior Cup on Friday (7.30pm). The IKON Construction-sponsored team beat the first XVs of Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon in the last eight and semi-finals respectively. Chris Lilley, who is coaching the Blue & Gold, said: “This is the tenth year the University has entered into the Somerset Senior Cup, a competition we are proud to be involved in....

Team Bath Netball seek a Copper Box bounce-back as they visit benecosMavericks in Vitality Superleague

25 April 2018

Team Bath Netball will be looking for an instant bounce-back when they take on benecosMavericks in a televised Vitality Superleague match at London’s Copper Box Arena on Sunday (5.30pm). Errors at key moments proved costly when the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold were beaten by defending champions Wasps last weekend on their return to Superleague action following the Commonwealth Games break. Third-placed Mavericks also suffered a 54-41 defeat to Loughborough Lightning and Anna Stembridge, Team Bath...

City of Bath rhythmic gymnasts put themselves in qualifying contention for British Championships

24 April 2018

Four teams and four individuals from City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club competed this weekend at the National Group Seeding and Open Apparatus Competition - one of the largest in the UK - against more than 400 gymnasts and 69 groups. The Bath Senior Group gained silver medal, potentially qualifying for the British Championships with a fantastic rope and ball performance by Tiola, Selina, Lola, Evie and recreational coach Sarah Dennis. Kashvi, Elisabeth, Elle, Elena, Rosie...

Cyclists taking part in the first Team Bath Sportive cycling event in April 2018

PICTURES: Sun shines on first Team Bath Sportive as cyclists enjoy ride to Glastonbury and back

23 April 2018

More than 100 cyclists enjoyed a sunny Sunday cycle through Somerset as they took part in a successful first-ever Team Bath Sportive. Entrants from as far afield as London, Cardiff and Devon joined local club and recreational bikers for the organised 102km ride from the University of Bath Sports Training Village to Glastonbury and back again. Around 30 more cyclists took on a shorter 50km route, with all who took part in the non-competitive event...

Ben Jones and Tiarnan Brady won the men's doubles title at the 2018 BUCS Individual Tennis Championships

Doubles delight as ace Bath students win four medals at BUCS Individual Tennis Championships

22 April 2018

Tiarnan Brady and Ben Jones won the men’s doubles title and there were three more medal finishes as University of Bath students enjoyed a successful visit to the BUCS Individual Tennis Championships. Sports Performance student Brady and Chemistry student Jones, who is supported by a Buchan Jones sports scholarship, beat University of Stirling pair Scott Duncan and Kieran Macarty 5-7 6-1 10-2 in Sunday’s final. It was their fifth win of a busy weekend at...

Anna Smith in the Fed Cup team for their World Group play-off in Japan, April 2018

Team Bath’s Anna Smith in GB Fed Cup tennis team for World Group play-off in Japan

20 April 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Anna Smith is aiming to help Great Britain return to World Group level for the first time in 25 years when she competes in the Fed Cup this weekend. Doubles specialist Smith, coached by Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, is part of the GB team for the World Group II play-off match in Japan. It will be played on indoor hard courts at the Bourbon Beans...

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