BATH DUO MAKE WIMBLEDON BOW

Bath teenager Toby Martin made a battling junior grand slam debut at Wimbledon against world number 39 Kimmer Coppejans.

The Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy player, ranked 303 in the junior world rankings, was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by the more experienced Belgian player in the boys’ singles yesterday.

Team Bath’s Director of Tennis Barry Scollo said: “It was Toby’s first experience of playing junior grand slam and he was playing against someone with a lot more experienced at this level, which showed when Coppejans served out at 5-4 to win both sets.

"It was a great opportunity for Toby to play at a junior grand slam - at Wimbledon - for the first time.”
 
Martin returns to action today partnering Andrew Bettles in the opening round of the boys’ doubles. They face top seeds Oliver Golding (GBR) and Jiri Vesely (CZE).
 
Meanwhile Bath's Beth Askew, playing at her first junior Wimbledon, teams up with Pippa Horn to take on Jesika Maleckova (CZE) and Chantal Skamlova (SVK), the number six seeds in the girls’ doubles.

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