Tennis


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 …

Cornwall’s Tad Maclean won through three rounds of qualifying at Barnstaple’s Aegon GB Pro-Series tournament last week to continue his great run of form. The Newquay player then went on to win his first round match in the main draw against fellow Brit Barnaby Smith and take his first ATP world ranking victory of his …

Liam Broady has become the first Team Bath MCTA Tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour singles tournament after a stunning victory over Adrian Mannarino at the St Petersburg Open in Russia. The 23-year-old, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, recovered from …