Ruthless Double Act into Quarter-Finals

Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban’s pursuit of a medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games continues unabated after another win in the Men’s Doubles earlier today, Thursday.

They have yet to drop a game in the competition and were in fine form during their last 16 clash with Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) in Oxenford Studios.

It took them less than 15 minutes to beat TTO’s Kale Wilson and Mandela Patrick, 11-2, 11-5 on Court Four as they moved serenely into the quarter-finals.

Next up for the Scots are Malaysian pair Mohammad Syafiq Kamal and Eain Yow NG, scheduled for Friday, 2pm local time (5am UK time).

“We didn’t underestimate our opponents and did what we had to do,” said Clyne. “We’ve been battling away on these side courts without much attention – which suits us. But it will be good now to get on to the show court tomorrow.”

Lobban added: “Our partnership started at the World Doubles in 2016 – which we won. We worked well together and enjoyed playing together – so it was probably back then that we started planning our bid to be here to fight for medals at the Commonwealth Games.”

Their last eight match, set for the glass show court tomorrow, is due to be shown online via the BBC Sports website and on the red button.

Meanwhile Kevin Moran and Lisa Aitken bowed out the Mixed Doubles event in the last 16 stage after an entertaining Battle of Britain clash.

They were beaten by England’s Jenny Duncalf and Adrian Waller, 11-7-11-6 in 26 minutes.

For a full rundown of the Doubles results and draws, click here.

Images courtesy of Team Scotland.