News Archive, Tag: Team Bath-MCTA Tennis

Eden Richardson won the Messika Open in Israel

Junior Wimbledon wildcard delight for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Eden Richardson

29 June 2016

Rising Team Bath MCTA Tennis star Eden Richardson has been handed a wildcard into the main girls’ singles draw at Junior Wimbledon. And she could be joined at SW19 by Megan Davies, who will be looking to build on some impressive recent results when she competes in the qualifying tournament on Thursday and Friday. Richardson, a 17-year-old Ralph Allen School pupil, missed out on a singles place in the qualifying stages last year but did...

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...

Team Bath tennis aces meet as Aegon GB Pro-Series Event gets into full swing

09 November 2015

It promises to be an action-packed day on the tennis courts at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Monday as the Aegon GB Pro-Series Event gets into full swing. The men, who got the week-long international professional event under way on Monday, return for the third qualifying round of their $15K tournament while the women begin their bid to earn a place in the main draw of their $25k competition. Among those taking part...

Alex Walker serving during the mixed doubles final at the 2015 World University Games. PICTURE: @bucsport

Silver lining for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker at World University Games

12 July 2015

She may have missed out in the final but Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker is still returning from the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea with a superb silver medal. Walker, studying a Masters in Business at the University of Bath, and partner Darren Walsh went down 6-2 6-3 to Lidziya Marozava and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus in Sunday’s gold-medal match. But that result could not detract from a fantastic tournament for...

Tennis ace Alex Walker going for gold at World University Games

11 July 2015

Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Alex Walker will be going for gold at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea on Sunday. The University of Bath Business Masters student and partner Darren Walsh have reached the mixed doubles final at the Games, the second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics. After winning their opening two matches in straight sets, Walker and Walsh were given a scare by Poland’s Justyna Jegiolka and Maciej Smola in the...

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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...

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Wimbledon wildcard for doubles pair Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae

17 June 2015

Team Bath-MCTA Tennis player Anna Smith and doubles partner Jocelyn Rae will be competing at Wimbledon 2015 after being included in the first set of wildcard entries for the Championships. Smith, pictured, and Rae – Britain’s Federation Cup doubles pairing – have been handed a wildcard in the ladies’ doubles along with Naomi Broady and Emily Webley-Smith, and Johanna Konta and Maria Sanchez. University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Louise Hunt has also received a wildcard...

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