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Disappointment for Grimley twins in Belgium

There was disappointment for Christopher and Matthew Grimley yesterday when they went out at the quarter-final stage of the boys' doubles at the Yonex Belgian Junior 2017.

The top seeds received a first round bye, then defeated German pair Brian Holtschke and Malte Wagner 21-15 21-19 in the second round.

In the quarter-finals the Scots faced joint 5/8 seeds Callum Hemming and Johnnie Torjussen but despite winning the first game, the English pair proved too strong, taking a 19-21 21-13 21-18 win to reach the semi-finals.

Lloyd Holland and Jack Riddell had earlier lost out in the first round to German pair Tim Fischer and Hauke Graalmann in a close 19-21 22-20 21-18 match but Harry Mobey and Brandon Tsang won through their first round encounter before defeat to Martin Ouazzen of France and Portuguese Luis Silva in the second round.

There was further disappointment for Christopher Grimley in the singles, losing out to another English player - Harry Huang - in the last 16.

Harry Mobey had produced two good wins to reach the same stage as Grimley, but he couldn't make it to the quarter-finals either, going out to Norwegian 13th seed Marcus Barth 21-14 21-15.

Lauren Middleton reached the last 16 of the girls' singles but lost out to French fifth seed Leonice Huet 21-13 21-17 to miss out on a quarter-final place.

Middleton and Sarah Sidebottom did reach the quarter-finals of the girls' doubles courtesy of a close three-game win over German opposition in round one, followed by a walkover in round two.

Swedish pair Ashwathi Pillai and Tilda Sjoo ended their hopes of a semi-final place with a closely fought 21-18 21-19 win.

Results at www.tournamentsoftware.com