Scott Evans ‘feeling good’ as Euro last 16 beckons

Scott Evans cruised into the last 16 of the European games men’s Badminton, taking less than half an hour to defeat Austria’s Gergley Krausz.

Scott Evans ‘feeling good’ as Euro last 16 beckons

Evans completed a 21-16, 21-7 win in 29 minutes, completing his group stage with a 100% record to set up a last 16 tie with Blagovest Kisyov of Bulgaria.

“I still think I can plan a lot better than I have done,” said Evans. “I’ve got a good feeling now to go from here.”

Chloe Magee exited the singles events of Baku 2015 despite her two games to one win over Belgium’s Lianne Tan. Magee’s two victories were not enough to see her through to the last 16 having been 13 points worse off than Tan in the overall standings.

Sam and Josh Magee picked up their second group win in just 27 minutes over Czech Republic’s Florian and Kopriva, 16-27, 7-21. Their second group victory and progress to the quarter-finals where they face Belgian pair Freek Golinski and Matijs Dierckx.

17-year-olds Rachel Darragh and Sara Boyle exited the women’s doubles after a third group defeat to Russian duo Bolotova and Kosetskaya, 21-9, 21-9.

The women’s Basketball team finished in third place in their group with a 20-12 victory over Slovakia in their final group game, having lost to Spain earlier in the day, Spain scored 21 points with 44 seconds remaining.

3x3 basketball is the first to 21 points or the leading scorer after 10 minutes of play wins outright. Ireland miss out on the quarter-finals but play in the eighth final against Czech Republic tomorrow.

In swimming, James Brown missed the 200m individual medley final, finishing eighth in 2.07.55 in his semi-final, having finished sixth in heats in 2.06.55.

It was another tough day for Ireland’s junior swimmers in Baku with Alan Corby, Benjamin Doyle, Andrew Moore, Kate Bageley, Mona McSharry and Niamh Kilgallen all failing to progress beyond the early morning heats.

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