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 Loughborough University and the third time they had held their nerve in a tie-break, including an 11-9 victory over number two seeds Dominic Beesley and Max Wennakoski in the semi-final.

Fellow University of Bath students Josh Farmer and Francesco Paschetto also played brilliantly to reach the last four of the men’s doubles, where their run was ended by a hard-fought 7-5 6-3 defeat to Duncan and Macarty.

Farmer and Paschetto received bronze medals, as did Jones and Sport & Exercise Science student Ellie-Rose Griffiths after reaching the semi-finals of the men’s and women’s singles competitions respectively.

Jones beat team-mate Farmer on his way to the last four, where he lost 6-3 6-0 to top seed Filip Veger, while Griffiths recorded an excellent 4-6 6-4 6-2 victory over number three seed Athena Nathalia before a 6-2 6-2 defeat to eventual champion Natasha Fourouclas.

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