May

Scottish Stars' Success at Glasgow International Youth Championships Team Competition

A plethora of young Scottish talent enjoyed a successful day at the Glasgow International Youth Team Championships 2018 on Friday.
In the Under 15s competition, the Scottish National Squad came second in their group while Glasgow bounced back from a third-place group finish to win both their play-off matches.
The Scottish National Squad beat B.C. Beuel 3-2 in their opening group game before a 5-0 loss to England side LAF saw them finish second.
In their semi-final play-off against International Select, also second in their group, there was a 3-0 success for the international stars.
Meanwhile, Tartan Select, who had finished third in their group after losing their two group matches to Wales (3-2) and English team Skyfall (5-0), faced an all-Scottish tie in their play-off semi-final.
But it was Glasgow, who had also lost twice in the group stages to England’s Nemesis (4-1) and Germany (5-0), who got the better of their compatriots to reach their play-off final.
And there was even more success to come as Glasgow saw off Germany’s B.C. Beuel 3-2 in their final match to finish their day on a high.
Anthony Mcguire won his boys singles match 21-19 22-20 over Philipp Irsen of Germany before India Sinner levelled the tie at 1-1 with victory over Anna Craig in the girls’ singles.
The crucial success came in a nail-biting mixed doubles contest with Amy Craig and Angus Meldrum eventually winning 19-21 21-19 21-19 to put the Scots back ahead.
The win was then sealed by boys’ doubles pair of Logan Ireland and Scott Mackenzie meaning Zara Kirkwood and Zoe Mcinnes’ defeat in the girls doubles was irrelevant.
In the Under 13s competition, Scotland Select bounced back from a 4-1 group stage defeat to Pecs/B.C. Beuel to beat All Stars Elite 5-0 and finish second in the league standings.
And they finished with a flourish as they overcame Ireland 4-1 in their play-off match with Matthew Waring enjoying success in the boys’ singles before three doubles victories.
Katrina Chan and Ben Riddle celebrated mixed doubles success before Joseph O'Neil Ferrero and Callan Short and Ishbel Mccallister and Vibha Raman were victorious in the boys and girls doubles respectively.
Elsewhere, Glasgow were beaten twice in their group matches to Ireland (5-0) and Skyfall (5-0) before a 4-0 defeat in their play-off match against England’s All Stars Elite.