Jenny Mairs made it by to 2 semi-finals on day one among the English Nationwide Badminton Championships 2024.
After reaching the final 4 within the defence of her blended doubles title with husband Greg, Mairs achieved the identical feat within the ladies’s doubles having been a late call-up to companion Chloe Birch.
The shock results of the day got here from the blended doubles the place the unseeded pairing of Rory Easton and Elizabeth Tolman knocked out the second seeds Ethan van Leeuwen and Annie Lado in a three-game epic.
Within the blended doubles, the Mairs didn’t drop a sport to achieve the final 4 in Nottingham, defeating Steven Strickland and Laura Mercer 21-10 21-6 and Harry Strains and Susanna Ogden 21-12 21-12.
They’ll face 3/4th seeds Samuel Jones and Sian Kelly who beat Jonty Russ and Holly Williams 21-10 30-28 in an exciting straight-games win.
Easton and Tolman have earned a semi-final in opposition to Brandon Yap and Abbygael Harris as Easton appears to be like to go one higher than final 12 months.
The pair confirmed their capabilities to return from behind of their win over Van Leeuwen and Lado 21-23 21-17 25-23.
In the meantime, up in opposition to Mili Patel and Holly Williams within the ladies’s doubles quarter-finals, Birch and Mairs had been dominant, successful 21-7 21-2.
Reflecting on their last-minute partnership, Birch mentioned: “We now have identified one another an extended very long time, we’re the identical age and grew up enjoying juniors collectively.
“We’re simply aiming to benefit from the weekend. We all know that if we play our greatest then we will play properly and attempt to win the occasion however we’ll simply take it one sport at a time and see what we will do.”