2015 Yonex Welsh International - Day 3

Posted by Rob Short at 11:11 on 28 November 2015

Day 3 at the 2015 Yonex Welsh International and the round of 16 followed by the quarter finals.

In the Men’s Singles, no. 1 seed Russia’s Vladimir Malkov moved into the semi-finals with victories first of all over England’s Sam Parsons and then England’s Alex Lane in 3 sets. There he will play no. 5 seed Belgium’s Yuhan Tan who progressed after beating Scotland’s Matt Carder and Netherlands’ Mark Caljouw both in 2 sets. In the other half of the draw Germany’s Max Weisskirchen had 2 extremely close 3 set matches against England’s Toby Penty and Belgium’s Maxime Moreels to advance to the semis where he will meet Poland’s Adrian Dziolko who moved through when no. 2 seed India’s Anand Pawar had to retire with the match poised at 1 set all.

2015 Yonex Welsh International - Day 3

In the Women’s Singles last week’s losing semi-finalists in the Scottish Grand Prix, the no.1 seed Spain’s Beatriz Corrales and Denmark’s Anna Thea Madsen met in the round of 16 with Anna causing an upset in a 2 set victory. She then went on to defeat Germany’s Olga Konon in an epic 3 set encounter to claim her place in the semis. There she will play no.4 seed Bulgaria’s Petya Nedelcheva who progressed with 2 set victories over the Netherlands’ Gayle Mahulette and Ireland’s Chloe Magee. In the bottom half of the draw no.2 seed Germany’s Karin Schnaase progressed with victories over England’s Fontaine Mica Chapman and then no.5 seed Switzerland’s Sabrina Jaquet. She will now play Chinese Taipei’s unseeded Chia Hsin Lee who enjoyed 2 set victories over Switzerland’s Cendrine Hantz and Finland’s Nanna Vainio.

Beatriz Corrales

In the Men’s Doubles the top 3 seeds, England’s Marcus Ellis & Chris Langridge, Poland’s Adam Cwalina & Przemyslaw Wacha and England’s Andrew Ellis & Peter Mills all moved into the semis. They were joined by no. 8 seeds Scotland’s Martin Campbell & Patrick Machugh who enjoyed a tough 3 set victory over the unseeded Anglo-Scottish pairing of Chris Coles and Adam Hall.

In the Women’s Doubles the top 2 seeds progressed, with Bulgaria’s Gabriela & Stefani Stoeva victorious in a tight 3 setter against Australia’s Setyana Mapasa & Gronya Somerville in the quarters and England’s Heather Olver & Lauren Smith who moved through with 2 set victories over England’s Jenny Moore & Victoria Williams and then Molly Chapman & Freya Patel-Redfearn. They were joined in the semis by no.4 seeds England’s Sophie Brown & Kate Robertshaw and the French pairing of Marie Batomene & Emilie Lefel. 

In the Mixed Doubles the no.1 seeds France’s Ronan Labar & Emilie Lefel moved into the semis with victories over Poland’s Pawel Pietryja & Aneta Wojtkowska and Germany’s Peter Kasbauer & Franziska Volkmann and will meet no.6 seeds England’s Greg Mairs & Jenny Moore in the semis. In the other half of the draw no. 5 seeds Australia’s Sawan Serasinghe & Setyana Mapasa battled to victory (21-19, 22-20) against no.2 seeds Ireland’s Sam & Chloe Magee to advance to the semis where they will play no.8 seeds England’s Matt Nottingham & Emily Westwood. 

Today sees the semi-finals and the finals and the anticipation of more great matches.

The full set of results can be found on Tournament Software.