June 28, 2022

#167: Wimbledon 2022 Preview

#167: Wimbledon 2022 Preview

It´s our favourite time of the year, and Wimbledon 2022 has kicked off with a bang! 9 Brits are already through to Round 2, the most since 1997.

This year there are more than 60 former and current US College players in the main draw at SW19! In today´s episode we are getting to know 5 GB players who are making their Wimbledon debuts after successful US/UK university careers.

Joining CTC Host Dan Kiernan on this years Wimbledon Preview Panel are:-

  • Julian Cash reached number 1 doubles in the nation while at Oklahoma State University. He´s just won the 2022 Surbiton Trophy and the  Ilkley Trophy with partner Henry Patten
  • Henry Patten was also ranked number 1 in the nation in doubles during his time at UNC Ashville. After picking up 2 titles this month with Cash, he now has a career high ranking of 156 ATP in doubles.
  • Alicia Barnett has just broken into the top 100 doubles WTA. She was on the women´s team at North-Western in Chicago, before winning 13 ITF titles and reaching the final of the Lyon Open womens doubles in her WTA debut with Olivia Nicholls. 
  • Olivia Nicholls graduated from Loughborough University and currently has a WTA doubles ranking of 104. She has won 15 ITF Doubles titles.
  • Nell Miller is still on the womens tennis team at NC State. After claiming the NCAA doubles title last month, she was awarded a wild-card into the womens doubles with fellow Brit Sonay Kartal.
  • Sarah Borwell is former GB British Doubles number 1 and founder of US college placement company Tennis Smart.

There´s so much to talk about in this episode!

Hear how their college careers have helped them reach the Wimbledon main draw. How do they feel about not receiving any points? Find out what Wimbledon tips Sarah and Dan have for them and listen to all the panelist have their Wimbledon knowledge put to the test in the Quickfire Round!

A fun listen!

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