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Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club manager Teresa Catlin helps Great Britain to win bronze medal at ITF Seniors World Team Championships in Turkey





Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club manager Teresa Catlin has helped Great Britain to another medal on the world stage.

She was part of the quartet who took bronze at last week’s ITF Seniors World Team Championships in Turkey.

In an entertaining medal match in the women’s 50+ competition, GB took revenge for their group stage defeat by Switzerland to win the doubles decider 10-7 in a tie break after the singles were shared one apiece. By that time, however, Catlin was leading the support crew, having succumbed to a niggling injury after playing at No 2 in the previous matches.

Teresa Catlin helped Great Britain to clinch a silver medal
Teresa Catlin helped Great Britain to clinch a silver medal

After the opening defeat by a strong Swiss team, GB beat Ireland 3-0 but still had to rely on being ‘lucky losers’ to move into the knockout phase.

They then beat number one seeds Spain in the quarter-finals before being edged out 2-1 by Italy, who went on to finish as champions against France.

Catlin, who started playing tennis in Cambridge in 2009 and became manager of the club in 2020, said: “We had a fantastic week of hard fought matches, had a great team spirit and were very pleased to come away with a bronze medal.”

This was Catlin’s final appearance in the 50+ section in which she was also crowned singles and doubles champion in the individual event in 2019, as next year she will move to the 55+ category.



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