Indonesians end Scots campaign

Adam Hall, Julie MacPherson and Ciara Torrance reached the semi-finals of the Spanish Masters being held from 18-24 May in Huelva, Spain.

But their campaigns were all ended in the last four by strong opposition from Indonesia, as the South-east Asian nation went on to take four out of the five titles.

In the men’s doubles unseeded Hall and Danish partner Frederik Sogaard lost out to Sabar Gutama and Moh Reza Isfahani.

Despite running them close, the Europeans went out courtesy of a 21-19 13-21 21-14 score line.

Women’s doubles seventh seeds MacPherson and Torrance exceeded expectations by reaching the final courtesy of an outstanding 21-14 13-21 21-14 win over Danish fourth seeds Julie Finne-Ipsen and Mai Surrow.

But eventual champions Yulfira Barkah and Febby Valencia Gani were too strong for the Scots, winning 21-10 21-14 on their way to winning the title.

Hall and MacPherson had already justified their fourth seed status by reaching the semi-finals of the mixed doubles.

But they couldn’t go one better as their hopes were ended by top seeds Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari 21-16 21-15.


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