12 June 2017
It was a great last few days for Ciaran and Sinead Chambers as they took the Lithuania International title. After a solid win in their first round match, they followed it up by knocking out the number three seeds Christensen/Syvertsen from Norway. After comfortably winning their quarter final match they then had two close three-game matches in the semi-final and final stages of the tournament. The final against the Czech Republic pair of Budzel/Švábíková went down to the wire with Ciaran and Sinead winning the match in three games 17-21 21-18 21-18.
There was also good results in the women's doubles where Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle made it to the semi-final stages of the competition.
For a full list of the results from this event, you can click on this link.
07 June 2017
After good results for some of the players at the Latvia International, they now travel to the Lithuania International where they hope to push into the further stages of the competition. There was back to back quarter-final finishes in both the Romanian International and Latvian International for Sara Boyle. She was playing alongside Rachael Darragh in her quarter final finish at Latvia. Mark Brady also had a good run over the past week, after he won four matches to make it out of a huge 128 player qualification draw at the Latvia International.
The players travelling to Lithuania include Rachael Darragh, Sara Boyle, Ciaran Chambers, Sinead Chambers, Mark Brady and Nhat Nguyen. Play starts tomorrow with the qualification rounds of the women's singles, men's singles and men's doubles.
Follow this link for all of the Irish matches on the opening two days of the event.
02 June 2017
Mark Brady has won four rounds in qualifiying at the Latvia International 2017 to progress into the main draw of the event. Yesterday in the morning sessions he overcame Slusnys of Lithuania and Kelpe of Latvia in two good performances. Later in the day he came up against the tougher opponent of Zach Russ (England). This was a close match which went right to the wire, Brady winning in the end 21-13 13-21 21-15.
This morning Mark secured his first round place in the main draw by beating Nicolas A. Muller of Switzerland 21-13 20-22 21-15. Brady put in a another good performance here to come through in three games. Brady now takes on Joel König of Switzerland in his first round tie at 12:50 Irish time.
Other players featuring in the main draw today include: Sinead and Ciaran Chambers in the mixed doubles, Mark Brady and Ciaran Chambers in the men's doubles. Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle also feature in the women's singles.
For all of today's match click on the link.
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