News Archive, Category: Tennis

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...

VIDEO: Barry Scollo and scholar Ben Jones reflect on encouraging year of student tennis at University of Bath

30 May 2019

It is an exciting time for student tennis at the University of Bath, with the Blue & Gold set to go from strength to strength in the coming years. That is the view of Team Bath Director of Tennis Barry Scollo who has been encouraged by the performances of this year's squad in both individual and team competition at BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] level and beyond. Highlights include a bronze medal for Ben...

Blue & Gold reign in the rain as they wrap up fourth Varsity victory against Cardiff Met

04 April 2019

Sporting students from the University of Bath are celebrating after winning their annual Varsity fixture against Cardiff Met for the fourth year running. It was a tightly-fought contest in the Welsh capital but, after 21 matches across 15 sports, the Blue & Gold finally took the honours by 59 points to 52. The SU Bath Sports Officer Andy Galloway said: “It was yet another fantastic Varsity over at Cardiff this year, with a record number...

Ben Jones and Louis Newman won bronze at the BUCS Doubles Tennis Championship in March 2019

Students Ben Jones and Louis Newman double up to win bronze medal at national BUCS tennis tournament

26 March 2019

University of Bath students Ben Jones and Louis Newman teamed up to bring home bronze from the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Tennis Doubles Championships in Nottingham. Chemistry student Jones, who is supported by a Buchan Jones Sports Scholarship, and Team Bath Dual Career athlete Newman, a first-year Economics student, missed out on a place in the final by the narrowest of margins after going down 4-6 6-2 11-9 to Nottingham’s Jamie Praditngam and...

BATH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: The Great Britain side pose with a Union Jack after winning during Day Four of the Fed Cup Europe and Africa Zone Group I at the University of Bath on February 09, 2019 in Bath, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images for LTA)

Epic home win for Great Britain provides perfect finish to fantastic Fed Cup tennis tournament at University of Bath

10 February 2019

Great Britain provided the perfect finish to an outstanding week of Fed Cup tennis at the University of Bath Sports Training Village as they beat Serbia to secure their place in April's World Group II promotion play-offs. Katie Boulter got the host nation off to a great start, beating Ivana Jorovic 6-4 6-3, before Johanna Konta battled through the pain barrier to overcome Aleksandra Krunic 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-2 in another epic encounter that had...

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