Greg Lobban and Lisa Aitken capped off a fine day for Team Scotland with a win over New Zealand pair Evan Williams and Kaitlyn Watts in the evening session of Day 2 at the World Doubles Championship.
The on-form duo found themselves up against a strong opponent, with the creative Watts posing problems with her shot selections early on.
However, with the game evenly poised at 6-4, Watts took a tumble when retreating to retrieve a ball. While falling backwards she made an attempt to play the ball, but she was unable to get the shot off before crashing in to the wall.
Following a break for treatment, the New Zealand pair found their rhythm again, and started to cause some more problems for the Scots.
The home duo would ultimately go on to win the first game 11-7.
They would race ahead in the second game, and in spite of a spirited fightback from the New Zealanders, ultimately Lobban and Aitken would win the second game 11-8.
This was another fine performance from the strong Scottish pair, and added yet another win to Team Scotland’s total on a day which the hosts will rightly be proud of.
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