December

Grimleys guarantee a medal in Estonia

Christopher and Matthew Grimley will go for gold at the Estonian Junior after battling through to the final in Tartu.

 

The Grimleys first took to court to play Su Li Yang and Yu Sheng Po in the quarter-finals and faced a tough challenge in the opening game, eventually prevailing 15-14.

 

The next two games proved much easier for the brothers, however, as they saw out a comfortable 15-14 11-4 11-9 triumph.

 

It wasn’t long until the top seed Scots were back for their semi-final clash, this time taking on fourth seeds Karl Kert and Marcus Loo for a place in the final.

 

It took just 22 minutes for the Grimleys to wrap up the win, soaring to a 11-4 11-6 11-5 success over the home favourites.

 

The Grimleys will face second seeds Georgii Karpov and Mikhail Lavrikov of Russia in Sunday’s final.

 

There was less luck for the brothers in the singles however, as both succumbed to last eight defeats.

 

Eighth seed Christopher was first on court but struggled to find his groove against Chinese Taipei’s Yu Sheng Po despite going close in the first game, eventually falling to a 15-14 11-3 11-4 defeat.

 

Matthew could not go one step further as he came onto court, though he did manage to take a game off Su Li Yang, but the third seed was too strong as he prevailed 12-10 12-14 11-5 11-7 in 35 minutes.