3rd Jul, 2022

Wright crashes out of Scottish Grand Prix following tough draw

BADMINTON: FONTAINE Wright had to hold back her emotions following her second-round exit from the Scottish Open Grand Prix.

The 27-year-old Coventry star was always up against it having drawn third seed Mia Blichfeldt on day three of the tournament, and went down 21-14 21-18 having threatened to take the tie to a third game.

The Danish shuttler led throughout the first game, but Wright improved in the second and was level at 11-11 before her opponent’s pedigree told.

She said: “I knew I was playing the right game and doing the right stuff but I was trying to do it perfectly.

“I think she (Blichfeldt) is a lot more consistent at the minute. We’ve got similar games in that we’re both quite aggressive.

“It’s in my nature to go for things too early.

“I need to build on what I’m doing at the minute, I’ve been struggling with my knee so I need to play at this level consistently.”

Meanwhile Coventry’s representation in the men’s side of the draw has also ended after Styvechale-born Sam Parsons lost out to Lucas Corvee of France.

Parsons, 22, was defeated by the 16th seed 21-11 16-21 21-11, but has had a good tournament in Glasgow and was pleased to take the match to three games against an opponent he’s been beaten by in straight sets twice before.

“It was a tough game,” said Parsons.

“I went in as the underdog and I’ve played Lucas a couple of times before and not got very close to him.

“It’s been a good tournament for me, getting to the same round as last year and beating an opponent I’ve never beaten before (Nick Fransman).

“I’m trying to aim for the Commonwealth’s if they take two men’s singles players but it’s going to be hard.”

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