March

Dunn and Hall finish runners-up in Poland

ALEX DUNN and Adam Hall had to settle for second best at the Yonex Polish Open 2017 in Warsaw today.

The young Scotland pairing went down 21-11 21-18 against Poland’s more experienced and higher ranked Lukasz Moren and Wojciech Szkudlarczk.

Dunn and Hall led 5-4 in the opening game before the Polish pair pulled away. In the second game the Scots led 14-12 before a six-point surge sent the Poles on their way to a 34-minute victory, winning on their fourth match point.

Despite their disappointment Dunn and Hall can be well satisfied with their performances in Warsaw, having defeated the third and top seeds on the way to the final.

Understandably Hall said: “We're a bit disappointed with the result today. We played at such a high level and intensity to reach the final but that just wasn't there today unfortunately.

“It's our first international tournament in over two years so to reach the final here is a good start and we'll hopefully learn from our mistakes and win the next one!”

Dunn added: “I am unhappy with my performance today, especially since me and Adam played extremely well to reach the final.

“But it's been a good start to our partnership and we will build and learn from it.”

This week a five-strong Scotland squad head for France and the Orleans International. Kieran Merrilees hopes to shake off an injury in time to join Matthew Carder in the men's singles, Kirsty Gilmour continues her comeback from injury in the women's singles, and Martin Campbell and Patrick MacHugh contest the men's doubles. The tournament runs from Thursday until Sunday.

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