November 21, 2023
Greg and Jenny Mairs have been denied victory within the combined doubles remaining of the AIG FZ FORZA Irish Open regardless of being the very best performers from a plethora of Badminton England expertise.
The second-seeded duo drew stage with prime seeds Terry Hee and Jessica Tan of Indonesia after a match, however fell brief within the decider and finally fell 21-18, 12-21, 21-15.
The pair stormed into the quarter-finals and dug deep to e book a spot within the semi-finals. They got here from behind in opposition to Rasmus Espersen and Amalie Cecilie Kudsk to win 19-21 21-17 21-15.
A 21-14, 21-19 win over Ties van der Lecq and Alyssa Tirtosentono then sealed a spot within the showpiece earlier than defeat to Hee and Tan.
Elsewhere, Rory Easton and Zach Russ seemed to comparable heights of their Dutch Open victory, solely to be knocked out by third seeds Andreas Sondergaard and Jesper Toft within the males’s doubles semi-final.
They defeated one other Danish duo, William Kryger Boe and Christian Faust Kjær, 21-17 21-18 within the quarter-finals, however misplaced in straight video games, 21-12 21-13, to Sondergaard and Toft.
In different males’s doubles pairings, Koon Fung Kelvin Ho and Samuel Jones couldn’t get previous the spherical of 32 regardless of a good opening match of 25-23 in opposition to Chan Yueh Lin and Chu Bo Rong of Taipei, earlier than shedding the second 21-16.
Jones fell on the identical stage with Sian Kelly within the combined doubles spherical of 32, shedding to Esperen and Kudsk.
Harry Huang reached the quarter-finals on the penultimate day within the males’s singles, however misplaced to Eire’s Nhat Nguyen 21-13, 21-17, who went on to win a house match.
Within the girls’s doubles, Abbygael Harris and Annie Lado have been denied a spot within the quarter-finals, shedding 21-16, 21-14 to Nastasja Anthonisen and Alyssa Tirtosentono within the spherical of 16.
Harris could not get previous the opening spherical with combined doubles companion Brandon Yap, lacking a spherical of 16 with Alex Inexperienced within the males’s doubles.
In the meantime, Lado superior to the spherical of 16 alongside combined doubles companion Ethan Van Leeuwen, however they have been eradicated by fourth seeds Sondergaard and Iben Bergstein 21-14 14-21 21-15.
It was an analogous story for Lizzie Tolman and Estelle Van Leeuwen, who have been defeated in the identical stage by finalists and second seeds Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva, 21-17 21-3.
Tolman, with combined doubles companion Inexperienced, didn’t advance previous the primary spherical, shedding to Brian Wassink and Jaymie Laurens of the Netherlands.
Freya Redfearn misplaced 21-19 21-10 within the spherical of 32 to Kaloyana Nalbantova when Johnnie Torjussen fell within the males’s singles in the identical spherical, shedding 21-16 21-19 to Gregoire Deschamp.
Callum Hemming was pressured to withdraw from the combined doubles and males’s doubles with Estelle and Ethan Van Leeuwen forward of their spherical of 32 matches as Zack Bobrowski missed qualifying.