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Torrance treble takes him into the main draw in Poland

Ben Torrance booked his place in today’s first round of the Yonex Polish Open 2017 with three straight-games wins in yesterday’s qualifying competition in Warsaw.

The third qualifying seed began with a 21-10 21-7 win over Volodymyr Rozhkov of Ukraine then defeated Piotr Wasiluk of Poland 21-10 21-16.

Torrance completed his hat-trick of wins with a 21-7 21-9 victory over Andrey Parakhodin of Russia.

That earned him a first-round clash with England’s former National champion Sam Parsons this morning. Torrance is the only Scot in the men’s singles after top seed Kieran Merrilees was forced to withdraw because of injury.

In the women’s singles Kirsty Gilmour begins her challenge this afternoon when the second seed faces Agnes Korosi of Hungary.

Scotland also have three pairs in doubles action today. Alex Dunn and Adam Hall start with a bye so do not play their second-round match until tonight.

In the women’s doubles Caitlin Pringle and Rebekka Findlay are No. 4 seeds and also have a bye into tonight’s last 16 of the women’s doubles.

Yonex Scottish National champions Julie MacPherson and Eleanor O’Donnell hope to join them there but first they need to overcome Polish qualifiers Wiktoria Dabczynska and Aleksandra Goszcznska, who knocked out Scotland’s Viktoria Tsvetanova and Poland’s Malgorzata Janiaczyk to reach the main draw.