May

Chan and Stalker win gold on final day of Glasgow International Youth Championships

Brooke Stalker had a busy final day of the Glasgow International Youth Tournament as she took one gold and two silvers across three disciplines.
The 12-year-old was competing in the Under 13s girls singles, doubles and mixed doubles events, reaching the final in all three.
And it was alongside compatriot Katrina Chan in the girls doubles that she earned gold with a hard-fought win over English top seeds Sofia Bao and Lucy Brierley, 17-21 21-14 21-12 in a match that lasted 40 minutes.
The pair had come through a semi-final clash also against English opposition, beating Emily Chen and Grace Sachdeva 21-12 23-21.
That was one of two meetings with Sachdeva, who got the better of Stalker in the final of the girls singles 21-10 18-21 21-14, having beaten another Scot, Vibha Raman in the last four.
Stalker had booked her place in the final by seeing off Ireland’s Siofra Flynn in straight games 21-9 21-16.
Stalker’s busy afternoon continued in the mixed doubles, as she joined up with England’s Daniel Kemp to reach the final, beating Bao and Ben Horseman 21-11 21-11.
However second seeds Brierley and Dillon Chong proved too strong for them in the final, as they earned gold with a 21-16 22-20 success.
The other Scot in action on home soil on Sunday was Matthew Waring, who joined forces with Kemp in the Under 13s boys doubles.
The duo battled hard but were beaten 22-20 21-17 by top seeds Chong and Horseman in the semi-final.