News Archive, Category: Tennis

Team Bath Tennis players bidding to secure place at Australian Open as qualifying for first Grand Slam of 2020 begins

11 January 2020

Team Bath Tennis players Samantha Murray Sharan and Liam Broady are both bidding to earn a place in the Australian Open main draw when they compete in qualifying this week. Murray Sharan, who is coached by Ian MacDonald, will take on China’s Yan Yuan in the first round – they go into the tournament ranked 218 and 228 in the world respectively. Broady, coached by David Sammel, has been drawn against Ilya Ivashka of Belarus...

VIDEO: Team Bath sportspeople step up countdown to Tokyo 2020 as a new Olympic and Paralympic year dawns

01 January 2020

2020 is here and with it the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year for sportspeople based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Athletes across a host of sports - including judo, modern pentathlon, swimming, track and field, triathlon and wheelchair fencing - and nationalities are bidding to represent their countries at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which take place this summer. They are also looking to emulate the success of some of...

Fed Cup tennis, Modern Pentathlon European Champs and World Championship triumphs among sporting highlights of 2019 at University of Bath

26 December 2019

It’s the end of another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath which saw world-class tennis and modern pentathlon come to the Sports Training Village (STV) while athletes and students excelled on the world stage. The £35million STV successfully hosted two major international sporting events in 2019, including the first Fed Cup tennis tie to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years. The indoor courts were transformed into a showcase arena as...

Ben Jones, Barry Scollo, GB tennis 2019

Another silver lining for scholar Ben Jones as Team Bath Tennis ace helps GB reach Master’U BNP Paribas final once again

01 December 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones helped Great Britain reach the final of the Master’U BNP Paribas – the world’s leading student tennis team tournament – for a third successive year when the 2019 edition took place in Grenoble, France. The United States took the gold, successfully defending the title they had reclaimed from GB 12 months ago, but it was another impressive week of competition for Chemistry student Jones and his international colleagues....

Student-athlete Ben Jones proud to fly the flag for GB and Team Bath once again at world’s biggest student tennis team tournament

25 November 2019

Sporting scholar Ben Jones believes that training and studying at the University of Bath has taken his tennis to another level after being selected to represent Great Britain at the world’s biggest student team tournament for a second year. The Chemistry student, supported by a Buchan Jones Sports Scholarship, is heading to Grenoble, France, this week as part of a six-strong British team determined to recapture the Master’U BNP Paribas title. He was in the...

From Bath to Bahrain, Canada to France, there is plenty to admire and celebrate for Team Bath Tennis

03 November 2019

It’s been another busy and rewarding week of competition both at home and around the world for Team Bath Tennis. GB Fed Cup player Samantha Murray continued her impressive return to the international circuit following injury by reaching the semi-finals of an ITF World Tennis Tour event in Canada for the second week running. She was narrowly edged out of a place in the final at the Tevlin Challenger in Toronto by former Wimbledon semi-finalist...

Come and cheer on next generation of tennis stars for free at 22nd Team Bath CoMpete G2 Festival

18 July 2019

Nearly 600 of the country’s best young tennis players will take to the indoor and outdoor courts at the University of Bath when it hosts the 2019 Team Bath CoMpete G2 Tennis Festival from July 20-27. Six age groups, from U10 through to adults, will contest a total of 22 different competitions, both singles and doubles, at the £35million Sports Training Village over eight action-packed days. It is the 22nd time that Team Bath has...

Millie Bissett and Morgan Cross of Team Bath Tennis with Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2019

Battling displays but to no avail as Team Bath Tennis trio see their Wimbledon runs come to an end

10 July 2019

Team Bath Tennis trio Marcus Daniell, Millie Bissett and Morgan Cross all battled hard but sadly to no avail at Wimbledon on Tuesday and Wednesday. Touring professional Daniell, coached by Dave Sammel, was restricted by a hip injury he had sustained in the previous round as his brilliant men’s doubles journey with Wesley Koolhof came to an end at the quarter-final stage. They were on the back foot from the off against Croatia's Ivan Dodig...

Marcus Daniell (right) and Wesley Koolhof at Wimbledon 2019

Marcus Daniell through to Wimbledon quarter-finals for first time after progressing on two fronts in doubles competitions

08 July 2019

Marcus Daniell of Team Bath Tennis is through to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time in his career after a hard-fought victory in round three of the men’s doubles on Monday. Daniell, coached by Dave Sammel, and Dutch partner Wesley Koolhof showed tremendous determination and resilience to overcome Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi from Pakistan 7-5 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4 in just short of three-and-a-half hours on Court 16. After edging the first set,...

Marcus Daniell (right) and Wesley Koolhof at Wimbledon 2019

Busy Monday ahead for Marcus Daniell at Wimbledon after fantastic fightback secures second-week spot at SW19

07 July 2019

Team Bath Tennis ace Marcus Daniell and partner Wesley Koolhof are through to week two of Wimbledon 2019 after producing an epic comeback in their men’s doubles second round match on Saturday. They looked to be in big trouble after losing the first two sets to Britain’s Cameron Norrie and Jaume Munar from Spain but showed great determination to stay in the contest and took the third to a tie-break. A 7-2 victory in the...

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