4 November 2023
Estelle van Leeuwen and Callum Hemming reached the quarter-finals of a Tremendous 300 occasion for the primary time in a breakthrough efficiency on the HYLO Open.
Van Leeuwen and Hemming claimed a landmark win over compatriots Greg and Jenny Mairs, prevailing 21-14 18-21 21-13 to make their maiden look within the combined doubles final eight at a BWF World Tour occasion.
They got here by way of a troublesome first-round check towards Patrick Scheiel and Franziska Volkmann of Germany, going all the best way to 24-22 within the opening recreation and holding their nerve to win in three video games.
Indonesia’s Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto and Lisa Ayu Kusumawati proved an excessive amount of within the quarters because the English pair went down 21-14 21-12 however might nonetheless mirror on a wonderful week’s work in Saarbrucken.
Van Leeuwen additionally excelled in ladies’s doubles alongside Lizzie Tolman, competing effectively in a 22-20 21-19 loss to robust French pair Margot Lambert and Anne Tran.
The pair have carried out effectively in current weeks, reaching the quarter-final of the Tremendous 750 French Open final week and giving the world champions a headache on the Danish Open.
Ben Lane and Sean Vendy continued their momentum with two males’s doubles wins, together with a first-round win in one other home tussle with Hemming and Ethan van Leeuwen.
Within the quarter-finals, they received the primary recreation 21-17 towards China’s Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi.
However the second seeds, who beat Lane and Vendy thrice early within the yr together with on the YONEX All England Open, got here roaring again to prevail 21-17 21-18.
Rory Easton and Zach Russ got here inside a whisker of an enormous win, getting their noses in entrance towards Germany’s Jones Ralfy Jansen and Kenneth Neumann, ultimately falling 18-21 21-14 21-19.
Abbygael Harris and Annie Lado have been additionally within the ladies’s doubles draw, defeated 21-17 21-15 by Paula Lynn Cao Hok and Lauren Lam of the USA.
There was a disappointing spherical one loss for Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith who have been effectively overwhelmed by Hong Kong’s Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet, bettering within the second recreation however happening 21-11 21-19.