21 November, 2023
Greg and Jenny Mairs have been denied victory within the combined doubles remaining of the AIG FZ FORZA Irish Open regardless of faring finest out of a plethora of Badminton England expertise.
The second-seeded duo got here from a recreation right down to degree issues with prime seeds Terry Hee and Jessica Tan of Indonesia however fell quick within the decider, ultimately taking place 21-18 12-21 21-15.
The pair stormed to the quarter-finals and dug deep to e book a spot within the semis, coming from behind in opposition to Rasmus Espersen and Amalie Cecilie Kudsk to win 19-21 21-17 21-15.
A 21-14 21-19 victory over Ties van der Lecq and Alyssa Tirtosentono then sealed a spot within the showpiece earlier than defeat to Hee and Tan.
Elsewhere, Rory Easton and Zach Russ have been eyeing comparable heights to their Dutch Open triumph however have been knocked out by third seeds Andreas Sondergaard and Jesper Toft within the males’s doubles semi-final.
They overcame one other Danish pairing, William Kryger Boe and Christian Faust Kjær, 21-17 21-18 within the quarter-finals however misplaced in two video games, 21-12 21-13, to Sondergaard and Toft.
In different males’s doubles pairings, Koon Fung Kelvin Ho and Samuel Jones couldn’t get previous the spherical of 32 regardless of a decent 25-23 opening recreation in opposition to Chinese language Taipei’s Chan Yueh Lin and Chu Bo Rong, earlier than dropping the second 21-16.
Jones fell on the similar stage with Sian Kelly within the combined doubles spherical of 32, dropping to Esperen and Kudsk.
Harry Huang made it so far as the quarter-finals on the penultimate day within the males’s singles however misplaced to Irishman Nhat Nguyen 21-13 21-17, who went on to take a house match win.
Within the ladies’s doubles, Abbygael Harris and Annie Lado have been denied a spot within the quarter-finals, dropping out to Nastasja Anthonisen and Alyssa Tirtosentono 21-16 21-14 within the spherical of 16.
Harris couldn’t get previous the opening spherical with combined doubles accomplice Brandon Yap as he missed out on a spherical of 16 place with Alex Inexperienced within the males’s doubles.
In the meantime, Lado superior to the spherical of 16 alongside combined doubles accomplice Ethan Van Leeuwen however they have been knocked out by fourth seeds Sondergaard and Iben Bergstein 21-14 14-21 21-15.
It was an identical story for Lizzie Tolman and Estelle Van Leeuwen, who have been crushed by finalists and second seeds Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva on the similar stage, 21-17 21-3.
Tolman didn’t make it previous the primary spherical with combined doubles accomplice Inexperienced, dropping to Brian Wassink and Jaymie Laurens of the Netherlands.
Freya Redfearn misplaced 21-19 21-10 within the spherical of 32 to Kaloyana Nalbantova as males’s singles’ Johnnie Torjussen fell in the identical spherical, dropping 21-16 21-19 to Gregoire Deschamp.
Callum Hemming was compelled to withdraw within the combined doubles and males’s doubles pairings with Estelle and Ethan Van Leeuwen previous to their spherical of 32 clashes as Zack Bobrowski missed qualification.