09 October, 2023
England’s high shuttlers competed effectively however couldn’t power their manner into finals day on the 2023 Scottish Open in Glasgow.
Two English pairs made the semi-finals of the boys’s doubles however each had been crushed by their Danish counterparts, as Callum Hemming and Ethan van Leeuwen and Rory Easton and Zach Russ got here up brief.
Easton and Russ got here from a recreation right down to beat Scotland’s Jack MacGregor and Adam Pringle earlier than cruising to the final 4 with back-to-back straight video games victories.
They then met third seeds Ondrej Kral and Adam Mendrek within the quarter-finals and recorded a rousing 21-18 21-12 victory to advance to the ultimate 4.
However Daniel Lundgaard and Mads Vestergaard proved too robust for the younger duo, working out 21-12 21-8 winners.
On the opposite aspect of the draw, Hemming and Van Leeuwen loved a extra dramatic run to the latter levels, with two of their three wins coming by way of a decider.
Sandwiched in between these video games was a showdown with fourth seeds Joshua Magee and Paul Reynolds of Eire, who had been brushed apart 21-14 21-7 in convincing trend.
Danish gamers had been then as soon as once more the scourge of the English hopefuls, as Andreas Sondergaard and Jesper Toft emerged victorious within the semi-finals, with a 21-14 19-21 21-6 success.
Van Leeuwen was additionally in blended doubles motion alongside Annie Lado, with Toft and his companion Clara Graversen advancing in a nervy quarter-final three-setter.
Van Leeuwen’s sister Estelle went one higher, reaching the semi-finals alongside Hemming, however Vestergaard and Christine Busch introduced an finish to their run with a 21-10 21-13 win.
Within the girls’s doubles, Jessica Allen and Abbie Smith reached the final eight of the competitors however discovered third seeds Stine Kuespert and Emma Moszczynski too robust within the quarter-finals.
Total, 54 English stars took to the courts in Glasgow, lots of whom can have gained useful expertise within the qualification spherical and principal draw throughout a wonderful week on the world’s third oldest badminton event.