February

Day 1 from the YONEX France U17 Open 2018

Erin Waddell leads the Scottish charge at the France U17 Open with involvement in both of the matches involving Scots on Saturday.

 

The teen will go in the third round of the mixed doubles in Aire-sur-la-Lys alongside Michael McGuire, as well as the women’s doubles second round, playing with Sweden’s Mirjam Lindgarde.

 

Waddell and McGuire, the eighth seeds, received a bye in the first round of the mixed doubles before going on to beat home pairing Bastien Chailloux and Zoe Trigona 21-16 21-19 in Friday’s second round.

 

They face Swiss duo Arthur Boudier and Caroline Racloz on Saturday, with Waddell and Lindgarde beginning their women’s doubles campaign against Norway’s Emilia Petersen Norberg and Jenny Rajkumar after the Scottish-Swedish pair received a first-round bye.

 

Waddell could not make it a hat-trick of Saturday matches, though, as she went down to 21-14 11-21 11-21 to France’s Laeticia Jaffrennou in Friday’s first round.

 

Seventh seed McGuire also suffered the same fate in the men’s singles, losing 20-22 18-21 to Saturday’s doubles opponent Boudier.

 

And there was defeat for Jamie Gunn in the singles, too, losing 15-21 10-21 to France’s Gregoire Deschamp in the first round.

 

The two then combined for a thrilling men’s doubles encounter, with Gunn and McGuire eventually losing 16-21 22-20 20-22 to home pairing Alfred Leroy and Emilien Morin in the first round.