The second session of Day 1 at the World Squash Doubles Championship started in the same manner as the first session ended, with a dominant win for Scotland.
Georgia Adderley and Lisa Aitken showed signs of a blossoming partnership in a comfortable 2-0 win against South Africa.
The first game was fast and frantic, just as we have become accustomed to at this tournament, and a high standard of play was on display.
The shot of the game came from Lisa Aitken with a superb return of serve ending the point instantly to make it 9-4, leading to an 11-4 win in the game.
The Scots were clinical in the second game, with the last point secured by a delightful finish from Adderley.
Having finished their match early, Adderley and Aitken took the time to chat with a young fan. The interaction ended with an impromptu match between Adderley and the young fan, who more than held her own. Great scenes!
The final match of the day for Team Scotland came in the men’s doubles, when Greg Lobban and Rory Stewart looked to build on their earlier win against Singapore.
It didn’t look like they were going to have it all their own way, as the Spanish duo of Bernat Jaume and Joel Laume Izcara put up a stern resistance.
The teams couldn’t be separated as the first eight points took the game to 4-4, but the Scots would eventually pull clear.
As a sign of how keenly contested this game was, the teams managed to maintain what was surely the longest rally of the tournament so far, only for it to end in an unfortunate let.
The Scots would win the first game 11-8 and the second more comfortably, 11-3.
Rory Stewart’s backhand drop shots were accurate throughout the game and proved difficult for the Spaniards to deal with.
All of the Scottish teams will be delighted with their early showings in the competition, and will hope for continued success in Day 2.