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Anna Smith’s Wimbledon adventure ends as Team Bath coach Melanie South takes on Grand Slam winners

07 July 2016

Anna Smith’s Wimbledon adventure has come to an end for 2016 after the Team Bath MCTA Tennis player and partner Neal Skupski were knocked out of the mixed doubles competition. They went into Wednesday’s match against Aisam Qureshi of Pakistan and Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova on a high after recovering from 5-2 down in the final set to stun top seeds Ivan Dodig (Croatia) and Sania Mirza (India). However, despite bouncing back from an early break in...

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Remarkable Wimbledon recovery sees Team Bath MCTA’s Anna Smith stun number-one seeds

05 July 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith is celebrating arguably the best result of her career after she and mixed doubles partner Neal Skupski beat the number one seeds at Wimbledon.  Smith and Skupski looked to be heading for a valiant second-round exit to Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Sania Mirza of Indonesia when they trailed 5-2 in the third and final set. However, the Brits then reeled off five successive games – saving four match...

Wonderful Roehampton wins boost tennis duo’s chances of playing at Junior Wimbledon

27 June 2016

Talented teenage Team Bath MCTA Tennis players Megan Davies and Eden Richardson have boosted their chances of a Junior Wimbledon wildcard entry by beating players in the world’s top 50 over the weekend. Both are in action at the Nike Junior International in Roehampton, where Davies recorded an excellent 6-2 7-5 victory over Paraguay’s Lara Escauriza in the first round. She faces Iga Swiatek of Poland in the last 32. Richardson, fresh from her outstanding...

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Wildcard ensures Wimbledon return for Team Bath MCTA’s Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae

15 June 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and her women’s doubles partner Jocelyn Rae have been handed wildcards for Wimbledon 2016. The Championships, taking place from June 27 to July 10, will mark a third Grand Slam appearance of the year for Smith and Rae, who are Britain’s doubles partnership in the Federation Cup. They reached the last 16 at the Australian Open in January and progressed to the last 32 at the French Open...

Best win yet for Lisa Whybourn as fellow Team Bath MCTA tennis players impress at French Open

31 May 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Lisa Whybourn got her grass-court season off to a stunning start as she recorded a career-best win on day one of the Aegon Eastbourne Trophy. Whybourn made the most of her wildcard entry by beating number-three seed Kai-Lin Zhang of China 2-6 6-3 7-5 on Monday after a two-hour battle, during which she saved two match points. The 25-year-old, who will face Spain’s Georgina Garcia-Perez in the second round, has...

British Tennis tweeted this picture of the GB Federation Cup team including Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae, February 2016

Belgium dash Federation Cup hopes of Team Bath’s Anna Smith and her GB colleagues

08 February 2016

There was disappointment for Team Bath-MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and her Great Britain colleagues as they missed out on a World Group II play-off place in the Federation Cup. A 3-0 win over South Africa and 2-1 defeat of Georgia had seen GB’s women top Pool B of the Europe/Africa Zone Group I competition in Israel and set up a promotion decider against Belgium. However, despite impressive performances against higher-ranked players, Katie Swan and Heather...

British Tennis tweeted this picture of the GB Federation Cup team including Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae, February 2016

Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae help GB make convincing start to Federation Cup campaign

04 February 2016

Team Bath-MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and doubles partner Jocelyn Rae maintained their 100 per cent record in the Federation Cup as they helped Great Britain to a 3-0 win over South Africa on Thursday. Smith and Rae, who reached the third round of the women’s doubles at last month’s Australian Open, turned around an early 2-0 deficit to beat Madrie Le Roux and Michelle Sammons 6-3 6-2. That came on the back of singles...

British Tennis tweeted this picture of the GB Federation Cup team, including Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae, ahead of their matches in February 2016

Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae double up once again for GB Federation Cup challenge

02 February 2016

Team Bath-MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and partner Jocelyn Rae will once again be Great Britain’s doubles pairing as the 2016 Federation Cup competition gets under way this week. The partnership, who reached the second round of the women’s doubles at the Australian Open last month, have won all three of their previous Federation Cup matches. Great Britain, captained by Judy Murray, face three tough days of competition in Israel as they bid to gain...

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Wimbledon dreams are over after battling doubles defeats for Team Bath MCTA aces

04 July 2015

Grand Slam-seeking Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands proved too strong for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ladies’ doubles pairing Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae at Wimbledon on Saturday. And Marcus Daniell – who also trains at the University of Bath – saw his men’s doubles campaign ended by Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner despite a battling performance. Safarova and Mattek-Sands, who have already won the Australian and French Open titles this year, beat the British Federation...

Winning start to Wimbledon for Team Bath MCTA doubles players

01 July 2015

It has been a successful start to Wimbledon for Team Bath MCTA Tennis players Anna Smith, Jocelyn Rae and Marcus Daniell, with all progressing to the second round of the doubles competitions. Smith and Rae made light work of Slovakian Jana Cepelova and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland, needing just 49 minutes to wrap up a 6-2 6-1 victory on Wednesday. That set up a tough encounter against number three seeds Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands,...

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