Nhat Nguyen beat Leo Rossi of France to take top spot at the U19 Irish Open 2016. Nhat also took gold in the men's doubles with his partner Paul Reynolds, after they beat Gozzi and Harrbacka of Sweden. Nhat Nguyen and Paul Reynolds looked very comfortaable throughout the men's doubles final beating the Swedish pair 21-17 21-10.
In the men's singles event Nhat Nguyen faced the number one seed Leo Rossi from France. Nhat put in a great performance as he came back after being behind in the second game to win the match 21-15 21-19.
In the U15 Open Kim Feehily and her partner Kerry Fallon overcame Aimee Hong and Therese Nguyen of Norway to take first place.
Orla Flynn won the Girls Singles title after Leona Michalski of Germany had to pull out.
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Electric atmosphere and great results continued for the Irish player's at day 2 of the U15 and U19 Irish Open. Nhat Nguyen and paul Reynolds won their semi-final matches to make two finals: Nhat in the singles and then with his partner Paul in the doubles.
The U19 players put up a great fight throughout the day against some tough foreign opposition. Scotland proving to be producing some very strong opponents as Ireland's Sam Mckay lost out to Alex Dunn of Scotland. Adam McAllister and Brian OMahony lost out in their semi-final clash playing hard against strong Swedish opponents. Nhat Nguyen came through his quarter-final match with ease beating Scotland's Christopher Grimley. Nhat would come up against Christopher Grimley again in the doubles with Paul as this time he joined with his brother Matthew Grimley. Nhat and Paul came through three tight games to take the match and progress to the finals. Nhat continued to perform well in the singles as he beat Alvaro Vasquez of Spain in three games. Nhat looked tired after many singles and doubles matches all day long, but managed to fight through and take the match. Paul Reynolds and Moya Ryan fought hard in their mixed semi-final but ran out of steam and lost out to a resilient Swedish pair.
In the Under 15 Open Irish player's progressed to 7 semi-finals spots with one Irish v Irish clash in the women's doubles, where number one seeds Kim Feehily and Kerry Fallon would come up against Orla Flynn and Megan Mcloughlin. The atmosphere was great in the hall all day and many Irish supporters came out to cheer on European medallists aswell as other Irish players that were in action.
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Players from across Europe competed in the first day of the 2016 Irish U19 Open. Irelands top young players had a successful day all round in their bids to claim their respective titles, However, they faced stiff competition from England, Wales, Scotland, Norway and many more.
Irelands own European medallist, Nhat Nguyen progressed to the quarter-finals of the men’s singles. Nhat showed his skill by easily beating Adam Gozzi of Sweden. Nhat is joined in the quarter-finals by fellow Irish player Sam McKay. In the Woman’s Singles, Kate Frost also progressed to the quarter-finals by beating Maria Leith (SCO) and Nolia Gestoso (ESP). Kate will be in good company in the quarter-finals with fellow Irish players Beth Stephenson, Moya Ryan and both Rachael and Rebecca Woods saw off stiff competition to book their places in the quarters.
Nhat Nguyen doubled down on his success by also booking a place in the Men’s Doubles quarter-final with partner Paul Reynolds who beat their German opposition in two games. Irish pairing of Adam McAllister and Brian O’Mahony will also compete in the quarter finals tomorrow after beating players from both Portugal and Hungary.
Beth Stephenson paired up with German player Paula Kick to progress to the quarters of the Woman’s Doubles. Both Moya Ryan and Kate Frost faced very stiff opposition in the last game of the day against Scottish pairing of Lafferty and Sidebottom, Sadly the Irish players lost in the 3rd game.
Paul Reynolds paired up with Moya Ryan in the Mixed Doubles to take Harry Mobey and Maria Leith of Scotland and booked their place in the quarters. It will be a busy day for the Irish U19 player’s tomorrow as they will also be joined by the U15 players.
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