March

Dunn and Hall reach Polish International final

Motherwell’s Alex Dunn and Mauchline’s Adam Hall are through to their first international final together after winning two matches today at the Yonex Polish Open 2017 in Warsaw.

In the morning session the young Scots, who had previously only played together in domestic tournaments at senior level, defeated Russian top seeds Konstantin Abramov and Alexandr Zinchenko 21-15 19-21 21-16 after taking command at 8-8 in the decider.

Then in tonight’s semi-final the unseeded pair knocked out third seeds Liao Min Chun and Cheng Heng Su of Chinese Taipei 21-13 21-16. They broke away at 6-6 in the opening game to take control and built the platform for victory in the second game with a three-point surge at 13-13.

In the final they will face experienced Poles Lukasz Moren and Wojciech Szkudlarczyk tomorrow afternoon. It will be Hall’s second major final in four months, having finished runner-up at the Scottish Open Grand Prix with England’s Peter Mills in November.

While Hall and Mills celebrated their place in the final there was disappointment for Kirsty Gilmour as she looks to find her best form following her injury lay-off.

She went out of the women’s singles in the quarter-finals with the second seed beaten by Russian No. 8 seed Evgeniya Kosetskaya 21-19 21-11.

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