A tough opening day on court

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Alex Hutchings and Emily Temple-Redshaw were eliminated from the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, respectively, both at the last 64 stage.

Temple-Redshaw had a busy day, with matches in the women’s doubles, partnered by Elise Dixon, and the mixed doubles, partnered by Matthew Bignell, and they, too, resulted in straight-game defeats.

Hutchings, who led by three points at one stage in his opening game, was defeated 21-19, 21-8 by Zambia’s Kalombo Mulenga, in a match that lasted 26 minutes.

Temple-Redshaw also pushed hard in her opening singles match, against Sri Lanka’s Hasmi Ambalangodage, only to go down 21-18, 21-11.

Northern Ireland’s Sinead Chambers and Rachael Darragh triumphed 21-9, 21-10 against Elise Dixon and Temple-Redshaw in the women’s doubles.

In the mixed doubles, Matthew Bignell and Temple-Redshaw suffered 21-13 defeats in both games against Guang Liang Jason Wong and Ren-Ne Ong of Singapore.

In action this morning are Elise Dixon in the women’s singles against England’s Chloe Birch and Alex Hutchings and Matthew Bignell in the men’s doubles against Uganda.

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