News Archive, Category: Tennis

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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...

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...

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