Tennis


Britain’s Neil Pauffley is returning to North Devon this week looking to retain the Aegon GB Pro-Series Barnstaple men’s singles title. The 27-year-old from Slough, with a current world ranking of 561, captured his fifth career pro singles title last year when defeating 2012 Wimbledon doubles champion Freddie Nielsen, 6-4, 6-4, in a high quality …

Team Bath performance tennis coach Rob Morgan captained England to victory at the Nations’ Junior Championships in Glasgow. Cornish player Tad Maclean and Somerset’s Louis Skupien were also part of the mixed under-18 team that topped their age-group competition, thanks to wins against Scotland and Ireland. Both Maclean and Skupien, coached by Morgan and Barry …

Queen’s College, Taunton, pupil Emily Donnan has enjoyed a string of successes on the tennis court this summer. The 12-year-old, who is now in Year 8, won the Somerset (14-and-under) Road to Wimbledon competition, which qualified her to take part in the National Finals at Wimbledon. She then won the Somerset 12-and-under girls’ singles tournament …

Team Bath MCTA Tennis player Marcus Daniell saw his 2017 US Open campaign ended by the defending men’s doubles champions after an entertaining and high-quality contest at Flushing Meadows. Daniell, competing in his 11th successive Grand Slam tournament, and partner Marcelo Demoliner recorded an impressive 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 victory over Spain’s Pablo Carreño and Fernando …

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis added the US Open mixed doubles title to their Wimbledon crown with victory over Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus. After a faultless first set, Murray and Hingis found themselves in a real battle but prevailed in the match tie-break to win 6-1 4-6 10-8. The victory takes Murray’s tally of …

TEAM Bath Monte Carlo Tennis Academy player Luke Johnson is hoping to use his World University Games silver medal as a springboard to future success after representing Great Britain with distinction in Taipei. Johnson and Devon’s Jack Findel-Hawkins produced a series of excellent performances, including a straight-sets win over home favourites Cheng-Peng Hsieh and Hsien-Yin …

SOMERSET-based Lucy Shuker was the only Brit in action on the first day of play of the US Open USTA Championships Super Series in St Louis. The British No.1 made a winning return to the scene of her first career Super Series singles title in 2016 with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Japan’s Saki Takamuro. …

TWO Devon tennis players are representing Team GBR at the World University Games (WUGs) in Taipei, hoping to add to the two medals the team won last time out. University of Bath’s Emma Hurst was British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) singles champion in 2016 and has carried this good form into the year, making …