21 October, 2023
Samuel Jones led the way in which for the English contingent on the 2023 Czech Open.
Jones reached the spherical of 16 in each the boys’s and combined doubles occasions in Prague, placing in some spectacular performances alongside respective teammates Koon Fung Kelvin Ho and Sian Kelly.
Within the males’s doubles, Jones and Ho battled by the spherical of 32 in opposition to the Netherland’s Dennis Koppen and Bulgaria’s Alex Vlaar.
The English pair had been pushed exhausting, profitable the opener 22-20 earlier than sealing their progress with a 21-17 win within the second sport.
Victory sealed a troublesome draw within the spherical of 16, arising in opposition to dwelling favourites and high seeds Ondrej Kral and Adam Mendrek from the host nation.
Jones and Ho had been up for the problem and narrowly misplaced out in a match of wonderful margins, shedding each video games 22-20.
Within the combined doubles, Jones was again in motion alongside Kelly.
Having crushed Baptiste Labarthe and Camille Pognante 23-21, 21-14 earlier within the competitors, the pair had been then up in opposition to German second seeds Malik Bourakkadi and Leona Michalski.
Jones and Ho made a powerful begin, taking the opening sport 22-20, however misplaced the second by the identical scoreline to arrange a decider which went the way in which of Bourakkadi and Michalski 21-14.