Luke Savill and Sam Mabey in doubles action (ITTF picture)

English trio knocked out in Spain

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Paul Stimpson

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England’s interest in the Spanish Open is over as Luke Savill, Sam Mabey and Matthew Daish have all gone out – in Daish’s case through injury.

Daish was first on court, in the under-21s and he gave a good account of himself against David Comeliau of Belgium, especially in the first three games. But he lost the fourth 11-4 as Comeliau closed out the match, and it turned out to be the last involvement for Daish, who withdrew from the men’s singles and doubles – he was partnering Wales’ Marc Castro – through injury.

Savill also started in the under-21s and led Poland’s Maciej Kolodziejczyk 2-1 in the round of 64 before being edged out 11-9 in the fifth – his opponent has gone on to reach today’s quarter-finals.

In the men’s singles, Savill was the lowest ranked in his group and fought hard to prevent a 3-0 defeat by Aidos Kenzhigulov of Kazakhstan, winning the third 15-13 before going down i nthe fourth. His second matc was a close 3-0 defeat to Santiago Lorenzo of Argentina.

Mabey had chances against Martin Pintos of the host nation in his first match, particularly in the second game, which he led 9-4 before losing 12-10. He went on to be beaten in four and then lost in three to the group’s top-ranked player, Youssef Abdel-Aziz of Egypt.

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In the doubles, Mabey & Savill were beaten in four by Belgian combination Florian Cnudde & Thibaut Darcis.

Click here to watch Mabey & Savill v Cnudde & Darcis

Matthew Daish in action in Granada (ITTF picture)

Results

Men’s Singles
Group 8
Martin Pintos (ESP) bt Sam Mabey 3-1 (11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6)
Youssef Abdel-Aziz (EGY) bt Mabey 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-6)

Group 18
Daniel Palacios (ESP) bt Matthew Daish w/o – injury
Stephane Ouaiche (FRA) bt Daish w/o

Group 38
Aidos Kenzhigulov (KAZ) bt Luke Savill 3-1 (11-9, 11-3, 13-15, 11-5)
Santiago Lorenzo (ARG) bt Savill 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 12-10)

Under-21 Men’s Singles
Round of 64
David Comeliau (BEL) bt Matthew Daish 3-1 (11-7, 8-11, 12-10, 11-4)
Maciej Kolodziejczyk bt Luke Savill 3-2 (11-4, 9-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9)

Men’s Doubles
Preliminary round 1
Florian Cnudde & Thibaut Darcis (BEL) bt Sam Mabey & Luke Savill 3-1 (11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9)
Eric Glod & Luka Mladenovic (LUX) bt Marc Castro (WAL) & Matthew Daish w/o

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