Victor Welsh International 2018 Day 1

Posted by Angela Stevens at 01:11 on 29 November 2018

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Day one of the Victor Welsh International 2018 was one of excitement and long games, with five consecutive three-setters before lunch. Wales’ William Kitching defeated England’s Joseph Hulbert in the first qualifying round of the Men’s Singles, with scores of 21-17, 21-5, before being knocked out by Myanmar’s Phone Pyae Naing in two sets 21-16, 21-12.

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Adam Stewart suffered a defeat to England’s Adam Lam, losing in two sets 21-14, 21-5. Andrew Oates suffered the same fate in his first round qualifier against Denmark’s Jakob Godt, going down 21-6, 21-11. Tsung Fong Mo had more success, with his first round match a walkover, and winning the second round against David King 21-19, 21-14 in two sets. Second seed (in qualification) Albin Carl Hjelm went through comfortably to day two, knocking out both opponents in two sets, along with fourth seed Patrick Abilgaard and first seed Johnnie Torjussen who did the same.

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  After a close three sets, Wales’ Lowri Hart was defeated by England’s Lisa Curtin 21-19, 18-21, 21-15. In the doubles, Wales experienced mixed results. Wales’ Scott Oates, along with Portugal’s Mariana Pinto Leite, were knocked out by England’s pairing in the first round, in three sets 21-18, 19-21, 21-12. Welsh Andrew Jones, along with England’s Sophie Males defeated their English opponents in the first qualifying round in two sets 21-18. 21-15, before being knocked out by Denmark’s pairing in the second round 21-12, 21-19.

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