News Archive, Month: July 2022

“Insane” Wimbledon debut comes to an end for Alicia Barnett as Team Bath Tennis star loses out in mixed doubles quarter-finals

05 July 2022

Alicia Barnett’s memorable Wimbledon debut campaign came to an end on Tuesday as the Team Bath Tennis ace and partner Jonny O’Mara were beaten in their mixed doubles quarter-final. The Australian pairing of Matthew Ebden and Samantha Stosur, who had beaten the number one seeds in the previous round, proved to be too strong as they recorded a 6-3 6-1 victory on Court 2. However, it was another tremendous experience for Barnett – coached by...

Five-time Team Bath Netball Superleague champion Stacey Francis-Bayman to retire after Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

05 July 2022

Stacey Francis-Bayman, Team Bath Netball’s most decorated Superleague player, has announced she will retire from playing after representing England at this summer’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The goal-defence, who was inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport in 2017, was the only player to be involved in all five of Team Bath’s title successes having been part of the club’s first-ever Superleague squad. [caption id="attachment_67573" align="alignright" width="292"] Stacey Francis returned to...

England’s Red Roses return to University of Bath for three training camps ahead of Women’s Rugby World Cup

04 July 2022

The England Women’s Rugby squad are returning to the University of Bath this week for the first of three mini training camps as they continue to fine-tune their preparations for this Autumn’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. It is the second successive year that the Red Roses have trained at the University and they will once again use the rugby pitches for drills, as well as the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre for...

Alicia Barnett is a Wimbledon quarter-finalist as Team Bath Tennis ace and Jonny O’Mara enjoy memorable win over Jamie Murray and Venus Williams

03 July 2022

Alicia Barnett is through to the Wimbledon mixed doubles quarter-finals after the Team Bath Tennis ace and partner Jonny O’Mara beat Jamie Murray and Venus Williams in a three-set rollercoaster on Sunday. A wonderfully entertaining encounter on Court 2 saw Barnett and O’Mara, who had beaten 2021 US Open finalists Marcelo Arevalo and Giuliana Olmos 6-2 3-6 7-5 in the first round, save five match points during a dramatic final-set tie-break before sealing a memorable...

Team Bath Netball seeking ambitious coach to join as assistant to new Head Coach Asha Francis for 2023 Superleague season

02 July 2022

An exciting opportunity to play a crucial role in Team Bath Netball’s 2023 Superleague campaign has arisen with the club looking for an ambitious coach to join their ranks. The VNSL Assistant Coach will support newly-appointed Blue & Gold Head Coach Asha Francis in the preparation and execution of training and matches for the Superleague competition and related pre-season fixtures. Francis also wants the new coach to help implement her vision of creating a “high-challenge,...

Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls go down fighting as Wimbledon women’s doubles campaign ends after epic three-hour battle

01 July 2022

Team Bath Tennis ace Alicia Barnett and partner Olivia Nicholls produced a tremendous performance in the second round at Wimbledon before their women’s doubles campaign came to a battling end in an epic encounter. The duo, in their first-ever Grand Slam competition, won the first set against Nadiia Kichenok (Ukraine) and Raluca Olaru (Romania) but it was the Number 15 seeds who eventually progressed 3-6 6-4 7-6(10-5) after more than three hours on Court 8....

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