News Archive, Tag: team bath mcta

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...

More than 100 youngsters enjoyed a Team Bath MCTA Tennis fun day in March 2015

Clean sweep of wins for Team Bath MCTA Tennis junior aces at home tournament

10 February 2016

Junior aces from Team Bath MCTA Tennis enjoyed a first-ever clean sweep of wins when the University of Bath staged a Grade 5 tournament at the weekend. Alex Blissett won the Green Ball competition for youngsters aged 10-and-under, despite being a wildcard entry. Charlie Ruffell took the Orange Ball (9-and-under) title and Cole O’Leary came out on top in the Red Ball (8-and-under) event. Nell Harris also won the Orange Ball consolation event for players...

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...

Tennis ace Emma Hurst gets GB call for Master’U BNP Paribas tournament in France

24 November 2015

University of Bath tennis player Emma Hurst will take on some of the best student aces in the world after being selected to represent Great Britain in the Master’U BNP Paribas tournament in France. The Sport & Exercise Science student, a 2014-15 Trendell Sports Scholar, is among the team of three ladies and three men who will be going for glory in Rennes from December 3-6. Also taking part are seven of the other top...

Ana Bogdan wins $25k women’s singles title to conclude fantastic week of tennis at University of Bath

16 November 2015

Ana Bogdan provided a fitting finale to a week of top-class tennis at the University of Bath as she won the $25k Aegon GB Pro-Series women’s singles title. The Romanian justified her billing as number one seed after overcoming the number two seed, Croatia’s Ana Vrljic, in a final that lasted more than two hours at the Sports Training Village. Bogdan, ranked 161 in the world, won the opening set 6-3 but Vrljic hit back...

Former Grand Slam junior champion Filip Peliwo lifts $15k men’s singles title at University of Bath

14 November 2015

Former Wimbledon and US Open junior champion Filip Peliwo has followed in the footsteps of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut by winning the Aegon GB Pro-Series $15k men’s singles title at the University of Bath. Peliwo, the number three seed from Canada, battled back brilliantly from losing the first set to beat Germany’s Mats Moraing 2-6 6-1 6-2 at the Sports Training Village on Saturday. After his second title win of 2015, Peliwo said: “It...

Team Bath tennis players one win away from home final in Aegon GB Pro-Series

12 November 2015

Team Bath MCTA’s Richard Gabb is one win away from reaching the Aegon GB Pro-Series men’s singles final after serving up another treat for home fans at the University of Bath on Thursday. The 23-year-old (pictured) overcame Ireland’s Sam Barry 6-4 2-6 7-5 in front of an appreciative crowd at the Sports Training Village on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the $15k tournament. Standing between him and Saturday’s final is Germany’s Mat Moraing, who...

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