Tennis


Trophy-laden month for Team Bath MCTA Tennis on the ITF World Junior Tour concluded with more success in both the Middle East and Europe. The Avon pair of Joe Leather and Yusuke Tamaki went one better than the previous week’s tournament in Bahrain when they won the boys’ doubles title at the Fujairah ITF Junior …

The leading adult players from Newquay’s Heron and its Ace Academy have had a successful summer season. The men’s first team retained their position in both the Cornwall Doubles Premier League and the Aegon Regional League for the 2018 campaign. Despite mixed league results, Heron’s men did not finish the 2017 season empty-handed, as they …

It’s been an excellent week for Team Bath MCTA tennis professionals on the international circuit as Liam Broady and Anna Smith both reached finals, while Samantha Murray, Richard Gabb and Luke Johnson were all victorious. Broady, who last month became the first Team Bath MCTA player to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour …

Team Bath’s Anna Smith was in fine form while playing at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz – a WTA International tournament. The 29-year-old and her American partner Nicole Melichar sailed past third seeds Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-3, but fell 6-3, 6-2 to top seeds and eventual champions Kiki …

The University of Exeter’s Tennis Centre has hosted a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) British Tennis Tour event. These are tournaments for developing players, helping them gain experience of high grade competitions and are often entered by players seeking a professional career in the sport. The women’s singles was won by Surrey 16-year-old Gemma Heath, who …

Taylor Marsland, a foundation studies student at Truro and Penwith College, came away from the GB National Games Special Olympics with two medals. Held in Sheffield, the competition was a display of sporting talent from across the country with Taylor winning his medals for tennis – silver in the singles and a bronze in the …

The men’s singles final of the Aegon GB Pro-Series (Barnstaple) at the Tarka Tennis Centre saw French fifth-seed Gregoire Barrere take on the un-seeded Brit, Tom Farquharson. The 25-year-old from Surrey entered the final in a rich vein of form, having won an event at Roehampton the previous week, and having defeated the top seed …

Taunton based Lucy Shuker has claimed her fourth Tennis Canada International women’s singles title since 2010, without dropping a set in Montreal. The top seed retained her crown with a 6-1, 7-5 semi-final win against Japan’s Shiori Funamizu and a 6-4, 6- 2 victory over her Japanese doubles partner Manami Tanaka in the final. The …