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Pringle takes two doubles titles at the Olve Jot Under 17s

 

Scotland followed up their silver medal success at the European Junior Championships 2017 by dominating the doubles events at the Olve Jot Under 17 finals at Edegem near Antwerp.

Adam Pringle finished with two titles, taking the mixed doubles with Rachel Andrew and the boys’ doubles with Joshua Apiliga.

Andrew also reached two finals but she and Rachel Cameron had to settle for the silver medal in the girls’ doubles.

Pringle and Apiliga, the top seeds, took the men’s doubles title without dropping a game and their run to the final included a 21-16 21-11 win over team-mates Alastair Campbell and Josh Mackay in the third round.

In the final they faced unseeded French pair Vincent Macalou and Martin Quazzen and won 21-11 21-8.

In the mixed doubles Pringle and Andrew defeated team-mates Kenneth Cheung and Erin Waddell 21-8 21-5 then knocked out the seventh and second seeds on the way to the final.

In the final they defeated fourth seeded Swedes Ludvig Petre Olsson and Sofia Larsson 21-11 21-14 to take the title, again without dropping a game.

In the girls’ doubles Andrew and Cameron reached the final after a close semi-final tussle with Finland’s Jannica Monnberg and Julia Salonen before winning 23-25 21-18 23-21.

On the way to the final the fourth seeds also defeated team-mate Alice Campbell and England’s Kiara Henry 21-6 21-5.

In the final they took on unseeded Russian pair Viktoriia Kozyreva and Mariia Sukhova and lost narrowly 18-21 21-19 21-17 after a 69-minute match which was by far the longest match of the day.

In the boys’ singles Pringle reached the semi-finals before the fourth seed lost 23-21 17-21 21-16 against Spain’s 15th seed and eventual champion Marc Cordona.

Apiliga, the sixth seed, fell in the quarter-finals against ninth seed Tomas Toledano 16-21 21-13 21-8 as Spain went on to take gold and silver.

In the girls’ singles fifth seed Cameron reached the semi-finals without dropping a game before losing to eventual champion Juliana Viana of Brazil 13-21 21-11 21-14.

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