Dan Cox and Caijsa Wilda Hennemann win ITF World Tennis Tour event at Team Bath as 2022 LTA Competitions Calendar begins

18 January 2022

Great Britain’s Dan Cox and Sweden’s Caijsa Wilda Hennemann claimed the GB Pro Series singles titles at the end of a high-quality week of international tennis at the University of Bath.

A 6-4 7-6(5) victory over Charlie Broom in Saturday’s hard-fought men’s M25 final secured a 16th ITF title of his career for Cox, who has twice played in the main draw at Wimbledon.

He knocked out number one seed Billy Harris in the quarter-finals, winning 6-2 6-7(1) 6-4, before semi-final opponent Felix Gill had to retire while 6-0 3-0 down.

The W25 tournament saw 20-year-old Hennemann clinch the second ITF title of her career with a 6-1 7-5 win over Eliz Maloney in the final on the indoor courts at the Team Bath Sports Training Village.

Hennemann dropped just one set on her way to the trophy, coming from behind during an excellent semi-final against Britain’s Freya Christie to win 2-6 6-3 6-3.

The Swede collected a second piece of silverware in the women’s doubles, partnering with Estonia’s Elena Maylygina to beat Romania’s Arina Garbiela Vailescu and former Team Bath junior Emily Webley-Smith 6-4 6-3 in the final.

There was almost a home success to celebrate in the men’s doubles as Team Bath Tennis player Luke Johnson and Dutch partner Guy Den Ouden reached the final, where they were beaten 6-2 6-2 by Broom and Alastair Gray.

The GB Pro Series Bath was an ITF World Tennis Tour event and the first tournament on the LTA’s 2022 Competitions Calendar for professional players.

The indoor Team Bath Tennis courts used for the tournament are available for hire on a pay-and-play basis throughout the year, as well as the outdoor courts. Click here to find out more.

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