Source: Matchtight

Team Bath’s Alicia Barnett proud of “insane” Wimbledon campaign

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Alicia Barnett’s memorable Wimbledon debut campaign came to an end on Tuesday as the Team Bath Tennis ace and partner Jonny O’Mara were beaten in their mixed doubles quarter-final.

The Australian pairing of Matthew Ebden and Samantha Stosur, who had beaten the number one seeds in the previous round, proved to be too strong as they recorded a 6-3 6-1 victory on Court 2.

However, it was another tremendous experience for Barnett – coached by Ian MacDonald at the Team Bath Sports Training Village – who got to play five matches on the world-famous grass courts during her debut Grand Slam championships.

As well as reach the second round of the women’s doubles with Olivia Nicholls, only losing out in a third-set tie-break, Barnett also enjoyed a brilliant mixed doubles competition with O’Mara which included an incredible 18-16 tie-break victory over Jamie Murray and Venus Williams in the second round on Sunday.

“It’s been insane, absolutely insane,” said Barnett. “I didn’t have any expectations going into Wimbledon, I just wanted to appreciate time on court and I have to say I’ve loved every minute of it. I think that’s reflected in the performances.

“It’s been a privilege to play in front of a home crowd, especially in my first Grand Slam, and have so many friends and family and the support from Team Bath has been brilliant.”

The indoor and outdoor courts at the University of Bath that Barnett trains on are available for public hire throughout the year. Visit to find out more.

With thanks to the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight