Team Bath Tennis players Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls capped a fine week of competition in the Progress Tour Women’s Championships by winning the doubles title.
It was a fitting conclusion for the duo, who were both part of the team that organised the behind-closed-doors event at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.
Barnett and Nicholls, who are coached by Ian MacDonald, won all three of their group matches and then received a bye in the semi-finals before securing the silverware with victory over Emily Arbuthnott and Anna Popescu.
The singles competition saw Barnett again top her round-robin group with three victories to reach the Premier Tier semi-finals, where she was edged out 6-4 6-2 by Jodie Burrage. Katie Boulter, who starred in the Fed Cup matches hosted by Team Bath Tennis in 2019, came from a set down to beat Burrage in the final.
Nicholls, who moved her training based to Bath in February, also reached the semi-finals of the Division 1 Tier singles competition where she was beaten 6-3 6-4 by former Team Bath Tennis junior Amelia Bissett.
The latter was in fantastic form throughout the week and claimed the Division 1 title without dropping a set, wrapping up her overall victory with a 6-3 6-2 win over Erin Richardson in the final.
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Courtesy of the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight