GB honours for tennis stars
Three University of Stirling tennis scholars selected to compete for GB squad at BNP Paribas Master'U
Three University of Stirling tennis scholars have been selected by BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) to represent Team GB at this year's BNP Paribas Master'U in Lille.
Scott Duncan, Maia Lumsden and Jonny O'Mara will all represent Team GB at what is known as 'the world event of university tennis' which takes place at the Ligue des Flandres de Tennis from the 30 November to 3 December.
Lumsden will be joined by Philippa Horn and Emma Hurst from the University of Bath, while Duncan and O'Mara will line up alongside University of North Florida athlete, Jack Findel-Hawkins.
Selection comes on the back of a busy year for the athletes, with all three competing in numerous competitions across the world. O'Mara's selection follows a successful summer where he reached the second round of the doubles at Wimbledon with partner Scott Clayton and the pair continued their form with semi-final appearances at recent ATP Challenger Tour events in Italy and Germany. The past 12 months also saw Lumsden win he first ever senior professional titles in both singles and doubles and recently won the doubles event and reached the semi-finals of the singles at the Aegon GB Pro-Series in Wirral. Meanwhile, Duncan secured his place in the GB team with a run of form which helped him regain his world ranking and reach the main draw of last week's ITF Futures event in Greece.
University of Stirling Head Tennis Coach, Euan McGinn, said "To have Stirling players make up fifty percent of the GB team heading to Lille is great news for the University's scholarship programme and a reflection of the hard work the guys put in on a daily basis. I know Scott, Maia and Jonny are all looking forward to being involved and I'm sure they will do us all proud."
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