The Swedish International Olympic Qualifying Event continues this weekend in Stockholm with mixed success for the Irish team.
First up for Scott Evans was Israel’s number one Men’s singles player Milsha Zilberman. Scott took control of the match against the World no 75 from Israel winning with a comprehensive 2 set victory 21-15 21-19. Next up for Scott was Sylvain Ternon of France. Scott continued his good form and once again saw out the game with two straight sets taking 29 minutes to wrap up a 21-13 21-12 victory. This takes Scott into the quarter final.
First tournament of the New Year for Chloe Magee. Chloe faced a difficult opponent in Karin Schnaase of Germany. Chloe started well in this match leading the first set at 11. From this interval Schnaase found her form and came back to take the opening set 21-17. Chloe started the second set badly and despite a brief come back she was unable to stop Schnaase who went on to take the second set and match with a 21-12 scoreline.
In the mixed Doubles Chloe partnered up with her brother Sam stepped on court to renew battle against Kim Astrup Sorensen & Line Kjaersfeldt of Denmark. These pairs have met on a number of occasions this season and each time it has been a close encounter. This match up followed the script with an exciting 3 set 51 minute match. Unfortunately on this occasion it would go in favour of the Danish partnership with a thrilling 21-19 final set scoreline.
Sam will partner up with his Danish colleague Mikkel Eljborn today where he will face off against Sorensen once again, joined by his partner Rasmussen in which should be another battle between the two rivals
Swedish International 2012 – Stockholm
Scott Evans (IRE) vs Misha Zilberman (ISR) Won 21-15 21-19
Scott Evans (IRE) vs Sylvain Ternon (FRA)Won 21-13 21-12
Chloe Magee (IRE) (6) Vs Karin Schnaase (GER) Lost 21-17 21-12
Sam Magee (IRE) & Mikkel Eljborn (DEN) Vs Anders Skaarup Rasmussen & Kim Astrup Sorensen (DEN)
Sam Magee & Chloe Magee (IRE) Vs Kim Astrup Sorensen & Line Kjaersfeldt (DEN) Lost 21-16 19-21 21-19