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    Day 1 at the Yonex Welsh Open 2011

    KM on 01/12/11

    The waiting was over as Day 1 of play began at the 2011 Yonex Welsh Open in Cardiff. Today players were fighting it out to get the last remaining places to enter the main draw which starts tomorrow. The Ladies Singles saw all 3 Welsh Girls win their way through to secure their places in the main event. The experienced Men’s Doubles duo of Martyn Lewis & Matthew Hughes didn’t disappoint as they secured their place in tomorrow’s main draw. However there were some casualties of the day, we saw Luke Tanner and Oliva Gwilt go out in the Men’s Singles qualifying. The results of the day are below.


    Men’s Singles

    Sameera Sandakulum (SRI) vs. Luke Tanner - 21-15, 21-15

    Jonathan Marcus Forsberg (SWE) vs. Oliver Gwilt - 21-15, 13-21, 21-18

    Ladies Singles

    Jordan Hart vs. Brodie Miller (ENG) - 21-12, 21-19

    Jordan Hart vs. Holly Smith (ENG) -

    Vikki Jones vs. Anna Showan (ENG) - 21-9, 21-19

    Vikki Jones vs. Brodie Miller (ENG) - 21-12, 21-19

    Vikki Jones vs. Kerri Scott (ENG) - 21-13, 21-11

    Aimee Moran vs. Jessica Hopton (ENG) - 21-12, 23-21

    Aimee Moran vs. Josie Latimer (ENG) - 16-9 retired

    Men’s Doubles

    Martyn Lewis & Matthew Hughes vs. Josh Neill & Ben Torrance (SCO) – 21-7, 21-13

    With great wins over tough English opposition the stars of today were Jordan Hart and Aimee Moran. So as Day 1 draws to a close the main event is upon us and will be kicking off tomorrow where the Welsh players will be out in force looking to progress into the latter stages of the tournament. Play will start at 9am with the Mixed Double.

    Schedule of Play for Day 2

    Mixed Doubles

    09.40 – Daniel Font & Jordan Hart vs. Jamie Kilgariff & Raveesha Fernando (ENG)

    16.20 – Nick Strange & Vikki Jones vs.


    Men’s Singles

    11.00 – Raj Popat vs. Richard Sims (ENG)

    11.40 – Daniel Font vs. 8* Jamie Bonsels (ENG)

    Ladies Singles

    11.55 – 7*Sarah Thomas vs. Munn Tzin Bong (ENG)

    13.00 – Vikki Jones vs. Sinead Chambers (IRE)

    13.15 – Carrissa Turner vs. Fontaine Mica Chapman (ENG)

    Men’s Doubles

    14.20 – Daniel Font & Oliver Gwilt vs. Ryan McCarthy & Harley Towler (ENG)

    14.35 – James Phillips & Nic Strange vs. Nicolas Blondel & Lukas Nussbaumer (SUI)

    Ladies Doubles

    20.35 – 4* Carissa Turner & Sarah Thomas vs. Sophie Brown & Holly Smith (ENG)

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