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Payet starts with two wins

Denise Payet picked up two wins as she made her Commonwealth Games debut in Australia at this time, and there have been additionally victories for 3 English para athletes.

Payet, who was a part of the England workforce which gained bronze however didn’t function in any of the matches, made a assured begin within the group stage of the Women’s Singles, beating Ruqayyah Kinoo of Mauritius Four-Zero (11-2, 11-Four, 11-7, 11-2).

Her second recreation was nearer however she overcame Ishara Madurangi of Sri Lanka Four-1 (11-6, 14-12, 9-11, 11-Eight, 11-6).

The para occasions additionally received below manner in Gold Coast and there was a clear sweep for the three English athletes, with Fliss Pickard notably spectacular in defeating Vero Nime from Papua New Guinea for the lack of solely two factors.

Ross Wilson gained in three straight in opposition to Australia’s Barak Mizrachi, however it was quite a bit harder for Kim Daybell, who needed to face GB colleague Josh Stacey, representing Wales.

It went the gap as Stacey gained the primary and fourth video games however ultimately Daybell prevailed 11-6 within the decider.

Daybell stated: “It’s onerous, I used to be really taking part in with Josh (Stacey) about three weeks in the past in Italy the place we gained. In para, you typically don’t should play in opposition to your personal workforce since you play in numerous lessons. It’s uncommon and actually onerous to do on a giant stage.

“I thought he went out there and played really well. He’s one of the young and up and coming stars – one to look out for definitely.”

Kim Daybell throughout his Men’s TT6-10 Singles match in opposition to Josh Stacey (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The different Home Nations athletes had a good day. In the lads’s teams, Ashley Robinson, Owen Cathcart and Paul McCreery of Ireland all gained each their matches, as did Craig Howieson of Scotland. However, his compatriot Colin Dalgleish, having crushed an opponent from Belize, was then defeat by Javen Choong of Malaysia.

In the ladies’s teams, Chloe Thomas of Wales additionally gained her two matches, however there was a defeat for Anna Hursey, who went down Four-Zero to Malaysia’s Li Sian Alice Chang, having earlier gained in opposition to a Ugandan opponent.

Tomorrow’s programme starts at 12.30am UK time with the Mixed Doubles spherical of 64. Payet & Sam Walker will likely be up in opposition to Gary Nuopula & Lalmah Sifi of the Solomon Islands. Liam Pitchford & Tin-Tin Ho, and David McBeath & Kelly Sibley, begin within the final 32 later tomorrow.

In the Men’s Doubles final 32, Walker & McBeath face Terry Su & Devesh Hukmani of Belize, whereas Paul Drinkhall & Pitchford play Derek Abrefa & Felix Lartey of Ghana.

The para competitions additionally proceed and Pickard has a troublesome match in opposition to Australia’s Melissa Tapper, who featured within the workforce bronze medal match in opposition to England.

The day concludes with the Women’s Singles spherical of 32 and the Men’s Singles spherical of 64.


Women’s Singles
Qualifying Group 7
Denise Payet bt Ruqayyah Kinoo (MRI) Four-Zero (11-2, 11-Four, 11-7, 11-2)
Payet bt Ishara Madurangi (SRI) Four-1 (11-6, 14-12, 9-11, 11-Eight, 11-6)

Men’s TT6-10 Singles
Group 1
Kim Daybell bt Josh Stacey (WAL) Three-2 (7-11, 11-9, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6)
Group 2
Ross Wilson bt Barak Mizrachi (AUS) Three-Zero (11-Four, 11-Eight, 11-5)

Women’s TT6-10 Singles
Group 1
Felicity Pickard bt Vero Nime (PNG) Three-Zero (11-Zero, 11-2, 11-2)

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