January

Grimleys dominate in Sweden

Brothers Christopher and Matthew Grimley showed exactly why they’re number one seeds as they cruised through the Swedish Junior first round of the U19 men’s doubles.

The duo made light work of Norwegian pairing Benjamin Norden and Jonas Oesthassel in Uppsala, winning 21-8 21-10 in just 18 minutes.

The Scots will now face Matthias Kicklitz and Aaron Sonnenschein of Germany following their 21-14 and 21-16 triumph over Robby Bronselaer and Max Wieland.

And it was a good day all round for the Grimleys as both progressed in the singles.

Christopher, who is fifth seed, was in trouble against Spain’s Alvaro Leal after losing the first game 14-21 but roared back to win 21-14 and 21-13 to clinch the contest.

And eighth seed Matthew came out on top against Sweden’s Christoffer Weiner, winning 21-13 and 21-13.

Elsewhere, Adam Pringle defeated Calle Fredholm 22-20 and 21-16 before joining Joshua Apiliga in the U19 men’s doubles to down Gustav Bjorkler and Tom Soderstrom.

The pairing beat the Swedes 21-16 22-20 and will now face Finland’s Teemu Lahtinen and Eero Lauri for a place in the quarter-finals.

There was to be no joy for Lauren Middleton and Jennifer Lafferty, who exited the women’s U19 singles at the first hurdle, going down to Ruhi Raju and Alice Lindhe respectively.

Apiliga, Danny Robson, Harry Mobey, Calvin Chan, Brandon Tsang and Lloyd Holland also bowed out in round one of the male U19 first round – with Chan and Robson, and Mobey and Tsang, also missing out in the doubles.

In the under 17s competition, Michael Maguire enjoyed a fine afternoon as he defeated Erik Li in straight games in the singles before progressing in the doubles with Jamie Gunn.

The teenage pair defeated Russia’s Nikita Makoveev and Viktor Novikov 21-18 21-18, leaving the duo just one round away from the quarter-finals.

Gunn was also triumphant in his singles tie against Swede Adam Moore – winning 21-14 21-14.

While it was a tough day at the office for Erin Waddell, as she lost in the singles and doubles – both in straight games.

Elsewhere, in France, the Scotland U15 Team endured a frustrating day in the Bourges International Young Tournament.

The side opened up with a closely fought contest against Germany I, eventually losing 3-2 before suffering two heavy defeats to Belgium and France B.

Two more tight bouts went against the Scots as they lost 3-2 to Switzerland and Germany II to leave the team bottom of the group.

Results at www.tournamentsoftware.com