Win for Nguyen and Delight for Darragh on day one of the 2021 European Championships

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Win for Nguyen and Delight for Darragh on day one of the 2021 European Championships

Ireland pick up two victories on day one of the European Championships read more........

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Ireland come away with two victories on the opening day of the 2021 European Championships.

Men's singles

In men's singles Nhat Nguyen beat Daniel Nikolov from Bulgaria 24-22 21-14 in his opening round. Tomorrow he will face Zvonimir Durkinjak of Croatia in his last 32 match.

Women’s Singles

Rachael Darragh beat Marija Sudimac of Serbia 13-21 21-17 21-8 in her opening round match. Tomorrow Rachael will face Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel in her last 32 match.

Women’s doubles

Kate Frost and Moya Ryan lost out to the host nation players  Polina Buhrova and Mariia Stoliarenko of Ukraine in a match that really could of gone either way. The Irish lost 21-17 21-19.

Men’s Doubles

Joshua Magee and Paul Reynolds lost out to Christopher Grimley and Matthew Grimley 21-11 21-13. The irish didn't get their best level out today. Paul Reynolds will be back on court with Rachael Darragh tomorrow in mixed doubles.

"It was an opening day full of high's and lows. It is fantastic that both singles players have progressed into the last 32 of the event. The doubles will go away disappointed with the women losing a very even match and the men just not getting their best play out today. We look forward to our mixed doubles players starting tomorrow morning and hope we can get some more wins on the board for Ireland" High performance director Daniel Magee

Results

Men’s singles

RD 64 Nhat Nguyen (IRL) Bt Daniel Nikolov (BUL) 24-22 21-14

Women’s Singles

RD 64 Rachael Darragh (IRL) Bt Marija Sudimac (SRB) 13-21 21-17 21-8

Women’s doubles

RD 32 Kate Frost and Moya Ryan (IRL) lost to Polina Buhrova and Mariia Stoliarenko (UKR) 17-21 19-21

Men’s Doubles

RD 32 Joshua Magee and Paul Reynolds (IRL) lost to Christopher Grimley and Matthew Grimley (SCO) 11-21 13-21

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