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Battling end to “positive” US Open for Team Bath MCTA Tennis ace Marcus Daniell

06 September 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell says he “can’t be too unhappy” after a good week at the US Open came to an end in battling fashion on Monday night.  Daniell and men’s doubles partner Brian Baker put up a fine effort in their third-round match against Great Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares before going down 6-3 7-6(7) to the number-four seeds and Australian Open champions. The unseeded pairing had a set...

Marcus Daniell and coach Dave Sammel at the 2016 US Open

Marcus Daniell targets Grandstand glory and place in US Open quarter-finals

05 September 2016

A place in the US Open quarter-finals will be at stake when Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell takes to Flushing Meadows’ newest arena on Monday. Daniell and men’s doubles partner Brian Baker will face number-four seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, the Australia Open champions, in the Grandstand Stadium – the 8,000-seater arena opened this summer. After taking less than an hour to win their first match against Malek Jaziri and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo...

Marcus Daniell and Brian Baker look to build on super start at US Open

02 September 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell will be looking to build on an impressive start to his US Open campaign when he returns to action at Flushing Meadows on Friday. Daniell and partner Brian Baker were in fine form as they beat Malek Jaziri and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo 6-3 6-2 in the first round of the men’s doubles on Wednesday, taking less than an hour to wrap up the win. Next up for the New...

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...

Team Bath MCTA’s Megan Davies serves up double success at National Juniors

19 August 2016

There was double delight for Megan Davies as Team Bath MCTA Tennis players enjoyed yet another successful year at the National Junior Tennis Championships in Nottingham. Davies, supported by coaches Melanie South and Jim Edgar, dominated the U18 Girls’ Singles competition, sweeping through the draw before beating Scotland’s Alex Hunter 6-1 6-4 in the final. She then teamed up with Hunter to win the U18 Girls’ Doubles title, beating Team Bath MCTA’s Camille Verden-Anderson and...

Rio 2016: Tennis ace Marcus Daniell goes down fighting on Olympic debut

08 August 2016

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell went mighty close to pulling off a shock result while representing New Zealand in the first round of the men’s doubles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Sunday. Daniell and partner Michael Venus got off to a storming start against the number seven seeds from Canada, Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil, as they won the first set 6-4. However, their opponents levelled by winning the second set...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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