Posted on 26th November 2021
Friday evening at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow brought more Scottish success in the men’s doubles.
Defending champions from 2019, Adam Hall and Alex Dunn are safely in the last eight of the draw once again.
They saw off the Indian pair of Ravikrishna PS and Sankar Udayakumar, 21-13, 23-21.
Hall and Dunn were down three game points in the second, but enthusiastic home support helped them dig deep and eventually reach the quarter-finals.
“We made it difficult for ourselves,” said Dunn after the win.
“It could have been an easier match for sure, I lost a bit of focus midway through the second set.
“But I’m really glad we closed that in three because I did not want another decider on my CV tonight.”
Hall added: “It looked like it would be a comfortable win to us as well, which is probably why our focus dropped.
“But I think having a tight match like that and showing we can win it, is good for us at this stage of the tournament.”
They will be joined by fellow Scots Christopher and Matthew Grimley in the last eight.
The twin brothers produced a confident display to see off Tarun Kona and Shivam Sharma, 21-15, 21-10.
Their reward is a ‘battle of the Brits’ tie with England’s Rory Easton and Zach Russ.
Scottish success was harder to come by in the women’s doubles as second seeds Julie Macpherson and Ciara Torrance suffered a second round defeat to India’s Tanisha Castro and Rutaparna Panda.
Torrance and Macpherson were highly competitive in a classic first game which went the distance, but the Indian duo prevailed 23-21.
With home support roaring them on, they managed to hit-back and take the second game with some clever aggressive play, only to fall away in the decider.
It finished 23-21, 17-21, 21-12 to the Indians who move into the last eight.
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