Badminton:Mariana’s medal haul

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This was the last Select JC event of the year and it proved the most challenging as all the top U17s took part.

Agathangelou cruised through the opening rounds of the singles to meet England No 2 Ruth Coleman in the last eight.

Agathangelou was 9-0 down in the first set before she settled, eventually losing 11-2.The second set was far closer and lasted a mammoth 25 minutes before the Jersey girl won 11-8 to level the match.

Both girls worked exceptionally hard for points in the third which Coleman won, in just over an hour, 11-8.Agathangelou partnered Vicki Ingram in the doubles and they coasted through the early rounds to meet Coleman and Jenny Wallwork, England’s top pairing, in a semi-final.Agathangelou and Ingram, the younger pair, matched the European champions stroke for stroke before losing the first set 15-10.

The second was fiercely competitive with all the girls playing a quality game, the senior pairing eventually winning 17-14.Hopes of winning the mixed doubles were also ended at the semi-final stage for Agathangelou and Handle Suryaputra.

In their quarter-final match they lost the first 15-10 against Vicki Ingram and Peter Mills before rallying to win the next two sets.The pulled back a match-point after trailing 14-10 to win 17-14.

And in the decider they again showed great form to win 15-12 after being 6-0 down.Agathangelou is supported by Education, Sport and Culture and Wheways.

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