Mixed day for young Scottish stars in the U15 Quadrangular

After three rounds of play on day one Scotland’s young stars finished third in the team event at the Junior Quadrangular 2018 in Cardiff.
Scotland’s 11-strong team were looking to regain the title they last won in 2016, and started against Ireland in Round One’s morning session.
Ireland won both boys doubles matches but then Brooke Stalker and Keryn Swan prevailed in the first of the girls doubles, beating Nessa and Siofra Flynn 21-14 21-14.
Anthony McGuire, Stalker and Mary Kong also won their singles ties but Ireland prevailed narrowly with a 5-4 result.
Scotland’s young stars were able to reverse that scoreline in Round Two though, as they claimed an intensely-fought 5-4 victory over hosts Wales.
Grant Lewis and Finlay Sheriff were first up and prevailed in three sets over Adil Khan and Dan Kite, 16-21 21-13 21-13, with Logan Ireland and McGuire beating their opposition comfortably, 21-11 21-13.
Stalker and Swan won in the girls doubles, beating Jasmine Owen and Freya Cottrill 21-14 21-12, with Stalker then teaming up with Sheriff to take the mixed doubles 21-19 21-5.
Kong sealed the victory over Wales with a 21-16 21-19 win over Saffron Morris in the second girls singles match.
England would prove too strong though in the third and final round on day one, winning by a 9-0 margin.
Ireland and McGuire pushed Joseph Scott and Dan McMillan hard in the second boys doubles, going down 21-16 21-17, with Hamish McAllister doing the same in the boys singles, losing out 21-15 22-24 21-13.
Play on day two at the Sport Wales National Centre will see the singles and mixed doubles individual events get underway, while the doubles and finals will take place on day three.