News Archive, Tag: Dave Sammel

Marcus Daniell set to start US Open doubles campaign at Flushing Meadows

31 August 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell begins his men’s doubles campaign at the US Open in New York on Wednesday.  Daniell, fresh from representing his native New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, will once again team up with Brian Baker of the United States at Flushing Meadows. They face fellow unseeded pair Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile and Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the first round, with the match scheduled to take place...

Rio-bound tennis ace Marcus Daniell hails Team Bath MCTA Academy as “best in Britain”

14 July 2016

Tennis ace Marcus Daniell says he is “buzzing” after being selected for Rio 2016 – and hopes his Olympic adventure will encourage more players to join the Team Bath MCTA Academy. Daniell will represent his native New Zealand in a star-studded Olympic men’s doubles competition featuring newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Selection comes four years after Daniell moved his training base to the University of Bath, during which time he...

Melanie South in action at Edgbaston

Team Bath tennis coach Melanie South to face Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon

06 July 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis coach Melanie South will take on Wimbledon legend Martina Navratilova at SW19 on Wednesday after receiving a late call-up into the ladies’ invitational doubles competition. South, who was ranked in the world’s top 100 during her playing career, will partner fellow Brit Anne Keothavong against nine-time ladies’ singles champion Navratilova and Selima Sfar on Number 3 Court at 11.30am. Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, was due to partner Keothavong in...

Anna Smith on court at Wimbledon 2016

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...

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell (right) with coach Dave Sammel in Paris during the 2016 French Open

Milestone moment as Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Marcus Daniell is selected for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

01 July 2016

With just five weeks to go until the Olympic Games get under way, Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell today became the 12th University of Bath-based athlete to be officially selected for Rio 2016. The 26-year-old will be mixing it with the likes of Andy and Jamie Murray after being named alongside Michael Venus in the men’s doubles by his native New Zealand. It continues a meteoric rise for Daniell, who was 398th in...

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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