News Archive, Category: Tennis

Swiss success as biggest tournament win to date sees Team Bath Tennis star Alicia Barnett close in on world top 100 rankings

18 April 2022

Team Bath Tennis ace Alicia Barnett and doubles partner Olivia Nicholls claimed the biggest tournament success of their careers to date as they won the W60 Bellinzona title on clay in Switzerland. The result sees Barnett, coached by Ian MacDonald, move up to a career-high doubles ranking of 119 in the world and number three in Great Britain. The British duo, who reached the Lyon Open final on their WTA Tour debut last month, were...

University of Bath claims Varsity spoils for fantastic fifth year as thousands of spectators enjoy action-packed day of student sport

08 April 2022

More than 4,000 spectators enjoyed an action-packed day of student sport at the Team Bath Sports Training Village when the University of Bath took on Cardiff Met University in the long-awaited return of Varsity. And the hosts made it five wins in a row as they beat their opposition from Wales 63-27 overall after 17 matches were played across 10 sports in the first Varsity fixture since 2019. Sport Bath Cardiff Met Bath Varsity Points...

11 sports, 17 fixtures, 1 action-packed student showdown as University of Bath take on Cardiff Met in Varsity 2022

05 April 2022

After a three-year gap, the annual Varsity student sporting showdown between the University of Bath and Cardiff Met University makes its long-awaited return on Wednesday 6th April. There will 17 fixtures in 11 different sports – basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, netball, rugby union, tennis, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wheelchair basketball – with all the action taking place from midday in the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Founders Hall. You will need to buy a...

Ben Jones and doubles partner Dan Little avenge final defeat to win third ITF World Tennis Tour title at M25 Toulouse-Balma tournament

28 March 2022

Team Bath Tennis player Ben Jones and partner Dan Little claimed their third men’s doubles title in five months on the ITF World Tennis Tour after a week of strong performances at the M25 Toulouse-Balma tournament in France. University of Bath graduate Jones and Little dropped just six games as they eased through the opening two rounds to set up a semi-final against French duo Arthur Bouquier and Martin Breysach. It was a repeat of...

Incredible semi-final comeback helps Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls reach first WTA final at Lyon Open

07 March 2022

Team Bath Tennis player Alicia Barnett and partner Olivia Nicholls reached their first WTA Tour women’s doubles final at their first attempt during a fantastic week at the Lyon Open in France. The duo continued the fine form that has seen them win a host of titles on the ITF circuit as they beat number three seeds Irina Bara and Ekaterine Gorgodze 6-3 6-4 in the first round before easing to a 6-0 6-4 victory...

Make a date with Court 8, swing to the beat or get a coaching qualification – so many way to enjoy tennis at Team Bath this spring

19 February 2022

Tennis has a problem but it’s one that British Tennis is more than delighted to have. Figures show that Emma Raducanu’s US Open success last year encouraged thousands more of us to take up a racket or try the sport again or to become fans. The drive is now on to make more use of existing facilities and to find new coaches to support this growing interest. Team Bath Tennis has joined that drive and...

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,...

Senior international tennis returns for first time since Fed Cup as Team Bath hosts GB Pro Series tournament

07 January 2022

The University of Bath’s indoor tennis courts is playing host to senior international tennis for the first time since the Federation Cup of 2019 as the GB Pro Series for men and women starts at the Sports Training Village this weekend, running through to Saturday 15th January. “It will be fantastic to host tennis at this level once more”, said Barry Scollo, Team Bath Director of Tennis. “These events are part of the ITF men’s...

Most successful year yet for University of Bath sportspeople as gold rush and trophy triumphs provided plenty to lift the spirits during 2021

26 December 2021

An incredible 19 medals at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, is the headline stat from an outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath but there was plenty more to celebrate during an unforgettable 2021. From students winning the Premiership Rugby title at Twickenham and conquering the rowing world from their kitchen to Team Bath Netball lifting their first trophy for eight years and tennis players serving up a...

Doubles delight for Ben Jones and Alicia Barnett continues this year’s terrific title-winning form of senior Team Bath Tennis players

21 November 2021

Alicia Barnett and University of Bath graduate Ben Jones both enjoyed more doubles success on the international circuit over the weekend, taking the number of senior titles won by Team Bath Tennis players this year to 19. It was a second win in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh in a week for Jones and partner Daniel Little, who completed an ITF World Tour double with an impressive 6-3 6-2 victory over Neil Oberleitner and Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi....

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