After a difficult day yesterday in the Danish Junior Cup and U17 Junior Cup, Scotland’s young stars regrouped and put in some fantastic performances against tough European opposition.
Joshua Apiliga and Adam Pringle put in a valiant effort to reach the quarter finals of the Junior Cup. On a busy day, they fought their way past Swedish pair August Bjorkler and Joel Hansson in three sets before securing a more comfortable victory over France’s Clement Allain and Theo Lanier 21-14 21-10. Unfortunately, they were unable to progress past the quarter finals with another French pair, Maxime Briot and Kenji Lovang (3rd seeds), defeating the Scottish pair 16-21 25-23 21-14 in a close fought quarter final tie.
Pringle also managed early success in the mixed doubles alongside Rachel Andrew – the Scottish pair opening their day with a 21-12 21-12 victory over Danish opposition. This set up an afternoon match against another Danish pair, Sebastian Gronbjerg and Clara Graversen, who managed to defeat the Scots 21-18 21-13.
Andrew also teamed up with Rachel Cameron in women’s doubles, Cameron herself accompanying Apiliga in the mixed, but neither Scottish pair were able to progress.
In the U17 competition, Scotland had representation in both boy’s and girls’s singles - although Smith, Flockhart, McGuire and Waddell all faced defeat, despite some spirited performances and tight matches.