News Archive, Category: Tennis

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...

Students and staff proudly representing Bath and their countries at 2019 World University Games in Napoli

04 July 2019

Two University of Bath students and two members of staff are representing their countries at the 2019 World University Games, which are now under way in Napoli, Italy. Athlete Jenny Nesbitt, a Trendell Sporting Scholar who studies Sport & Social Sciences, has been selected to compete for Great Britain in the 10,000m at a second successive Games. Swimmer and Sport & Exercise Science student Filippos Iakovidis, coached by Mark Skimming, will represent his native Cyprus...

Liam Broady on Number 1 Court against Milos Raonic at Wimbledon 2018

Team Bath Tennis trio Luke Johnson, Liam Broady and Marcus Daniell ready for doubles competition at Wimbledon 2019

02 July 2019

There will be plenty of Team Bath Tennis interest when the men’s doubles tournament gets under way at Wimbledon 2019. Luke Johnson, coached by Ian MacDonald and Dave Sammel at the University of Bath, will make his senior Grand Slam debut alongside fellow first-timer Evan Hoyt after receiving a wildcard. They were due to face highly-experienced opposition in their opening match in Spain’s Pablo Andujar and Fernando Verdasco, who is making his 17th Wimbledon appearance...

Liam Broady and Samantha Murray fall just short of Wimbledon singles qualification after battling performances

27 June 2019

Team Bath Tennis duo Liam Broady and Samantha Murray both produced battling displays in the final round of Wimbledon 2019 qualifying on Thursday but fell just short of securing their places in the singles draw. Broady, coached by David Sammel, played some fantastic tennis to win the first set 6-3 against number 12 seed Gregoire Barrere and then rattled through a stunning second set without conceding a game. That would have been enough to secure...

Student Ben Jones won his first ITF pro tennis title in Israel in June 2019

First pro title for student Ben Jones as Team Bath Tennis aces earn Wimbledon wildcard places

25 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones is celebrating the first professional title success of his tennis career after men’s doubles victory at the $15k ITF World Tour event in Netanya, Israel. The Buchan Jones Scholar, who has just completed the second year of a Chemistry degree, and Ukrainian partner Vladyslav Orlov justified their status as number one seeds by progressing through the tournament without dropping a set. They cruised through the first three rounds,...

Former Team Bath Tennis coach Dan Smethurst helping Johanna Konta’s bid for French Open history

04 June 2019

French Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta’s bid to become the first British woman since 1976 to win the title at Roland Garros is being helped by a former Team Bath Tennis coach. Dan Smethurst joined Konta’s training team as assistant coach and hitting partner after working with her during Great Britain’s successful Fed Cup campaign at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in February. Konta has been in excellent form since then and is enjoying...

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