Alexander Dunn and Adam Hall reached the final of the men’s doubles of the Irish Open by knocking out the number one seeds in the semi-finals at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin.
The Scottish pair, seeded third, came from a game down to defeat Matijs Dierickx and Freek Golinski, of Belgium, 11-21 21-15 21-13 to reach Friday’s final where they’ll face home favourites Joshua and Sam Magee.
Earlier, the Scots had enjoyed a 21-18 21-16 victory over Pawel Smilowski and Przemyslaw Szydlowski of Poland in the quarter-finals.
Elsewhere, third seeds Julie Macpherson and Eleanor O’Donnell eased past the Danish pair of Susan Ekelund and Elisa Melgaard in their quarter-final in Ireland.
The Scots were comfortable 21-12 21-12 winners but were unable to repeat their heroics in the evening session.
Up against top seeds Emilie Lefel and Anne Tran in the semi-final, the Scots were beaten 21-14 21-13 as the French pair booked their final place against England’s Jenny Moore and Victoria Williams.
In the mixed doubles, Hall and Ciara Torrance were also beaten at the semi-final stage as Ireland’s Sam and Chloe Magee were 21-12 21-12 victors.
The defeat takes nothing away from the Scottish pair though, who came through two matches in qualifying to reach the main draw and earlier won their quarter-final. Hall and Torrance had beaten France’s William Villeger and Tran in the last eight 21-14 21-15.