U15 MIDLAND JUNIOR
A squad of East Lothian badminton players competed in their first tournament of the season at the U15 Midland Junior held at Grangemouth Sports Centre where Musselburgh Grammar pupil Rachel Cameron won the girls double title.
Rachel teamed up with regular partner Maria Leith (Stonehaven) to topple top seeds from Lanarkshire Eileen Gordon and Jennifer Lafferty in a three set thriller 21/19 19/21 21/19 to lift the girl’s doubles title.
Rachel also reached the semi- final of the girl’s singles where she lost out 21/16 21/15 to top seed Rachel Sudgeon who went on to win the final against Eileen Gordon.
In the mixed doubles final Rachel Cameron teamed up with James Morgan (Longniddry) to reach the final after a fine win in the semi- final stage against Glasgow School of Sport duo Harry Mobey and
Jennifer Lafferty. In the final they lost out to another School of Sport pairing Adam Pringle and Rachel Sudgeon who just beat them in the final after another extremely exciting match 19/21 21/18 21/19.
Morgan also teamed up with Ewan Mathieson (Aberlady) where they won through to the boys doubles final but lost out in a close two set match to Adam Pringle and Joshua Apiliga (Glasgow).
Dunbar Grammar pupil Alastair Campbell won the U15 ‘B’ singles beating Edinburgh’s Nairn Ross followed by his second title in the ‘B’ mixed doubles with partner Lauren Page (Edinburgh) against
North Berwick brother and sister John and Jyoti Arbuckle.
In the U15 Boys ‘B’ doubles Ross McFarlane and James Guckian (North Berwick) also reached the final where they just lost out to Lothian pairing Nairn Ross and Peter Sawkins.