December

Grimleys take gold in Estonia

Christopher and Matthew Grimley’s strong finish to the year continued as they secured the Estonian Junior title in Tartu.

Seeded first in the men’s doubles event this week, the Scottish siblings lived up to their top billing by marching all the way to Sunday’s final where they faced Georgii Karpov and Mikhail Lavrikov of Russia.

The second seeds had needed four games to come through their semi-final while the Grimleys – who also both reached the last eight in the men’s singles competition in Estonia –  had progressed through the knockout rounds without dropping a single game.

And it went with the form book as the Russians were put on the back foot from the off as the Scots took the opening game of the final 11-6.

A closer second and third followed but Christopher and Matthew held their nerve to wrap up the title 11-6 11-9 11-8 in 20 minutes.

It continues a strong run of form for the Grimleys who reached the final of the Czech Junior last month before losing to England’s Zach Russ and Steven Stallwood while earlier this year they reached the last 16 of the World Junior Championships.