News Archive, Category: Tennis

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

Liam Broady (right) celebrates with coach Dave Sammel after reaching the quarter-finals of the St Petersburg Open in 2017

Liam Broady becomes first Team Bath MCTA singles player to reach ATP World Tour quarter-finals

20 September 2017

Liam Broady has become the first Team Bath MCTA Tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour singles tournament after a stunning victory over Adrian Mannarino at the St Petersburg Open in Russia. The 23-year-old, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, recovered from a set and a break down to win 2-6 6-4 6-0 against the number-four seed from France, whose world-ranking of...

Picture of the England tennis team at the Four Nations’ Junior Championships including captain Rob Morgan (front, second from left), Tad Maclean (front left) and Louis Skupien (front right).

Team Bath Tennis trio help England to victory at 2017 Four Nations’ Junior Championships

10 September 2017

Team Bath Performance Tennis Coach Rob Morgan captained England to victory at the 2017 Four Nations’ Junior Championships in Glasgow.  Tad Maclean and Louis Skupien were also part of the mixed England U18 team that topped their age-group competition thanks to wins against Scotland and Ireland. Both Maclean and Skupien, coached by Morgan and Barry Scollo at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, played six games over the course of the three days, recording...

Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner make defending champs work for US Open progress

04 September 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell saw his 2017 US Open campaign ended by the defending men’s doubles champions after an entertaining and high-quality contest at Flushing Meadows on Sunday. Daniell, competing in his 11th successive Grand Slam tournament, and partner Marcelo Demoliner recorded an impressive 6-3 6-7 6-4 victory over Spain’s Pablo Carreño and Fernando Verdasco on Friday to set up a second-round showdown with Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares. Murray and Soares...

First-round frustration but more Grand Slam experience for Team Bath’s Anna Smith at US Open

01 September 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith suffered a narrow first-round defeat at the US Open on Thursday as she contested her fourth Grand Slam tournament of 2017. Smith and partner Nicole Melichar made a great start to their women’s doubles match against Raquel Atawo and Sabine Lisicki, breaking serve twice to take the first set 6-3 on Court 14. However, their opponents fought back to win the second set 7-5 before edging the decider...

Men's doubles silver-medallists Jack Findel-Hawkins (left) and Luke Johnson (right) with team captain Barry Scollo and team manager Alistair Higham at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei

Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Luke Johnson wins second silver of World Uni Games for Bath-based athletes

29 August 2017

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Luke Johnson is hoping to use his World University Games silver medal as a springboard to future success after representing Great Britain with distinction in Taipei. Johnson and partner Jack Findel-Hawkins produced a series of excellent performances, including a straight-sets win over home favourites Cheng-Peng Hsieh and Hsien-Yin Peng, to reach the men’s doubles final. Russia’s Richard Muzaev and Aslan Karatsev took the opening set 6-1 but the Brits battled...

Taipei 2017 World University Games logo

Jacob Paul up and running at World University Games as Luke Johnson progresses on two tennis fronts

24 August 2017

University of Bath graduate Jacob Paul made a confident start to his World University Games campaign on Thursday as he won his 400m hurdles heat in Taipei. Paul, who studied Sport & Social Sciences and was supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, clocked 51.38 to book his place in the third of Friday’s semi-finals (10.57am BST). In the swimming pool, MJ Church ambassador Jay Lelliott had to settle for a fifth-placed finish in the 800m...

Athlete Jenny Nesbitt is a Trendell Sports Scholar for 2015-16

Jenny Nesbitt battles heat and humidity to finish a fantastic fifth in World Uni Games 10,000m final

23 August 2017

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt finished a fantastic fifth in a challenging 10,000m final at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei. Torrential rain delayed the athletics evening session for one hour, then the 90% humidity and temperatures in the mid-30s caused several athletes to suffer heat exhaustion once the race eventually got under way. Sport & Social Sciences student Nesbitt, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, produced a stellar effort to claim...

Jay Lelliott (centre) finished fifth in the 1500m freestyle final at the 2017 World University Games

Narrow medal miss for Jay Lelliott as tennis ace Luke Johnson makes strong start to World Uni Games

22 August 2017

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott narrowly fell short of a second medal on day four of the World University Games in Taipei. The Sports Performance graduate, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church and coached by Mark Skimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, was involved in a three-way battle for bronze throughout a gruelling 1,500m freestyle final on Tuesday. There was nothing to choose between Lelliott, Hungary’s Gergely Gyurta and Shingo Nayaka...

Maximise your sporting potential – try out for our Futures Athlete Development programme

22 August 2017

Young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential and gain an added advantage on their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free screening day for the 2017-18 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. Taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 9, the screening day will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. They will also receive an introduction...

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