Tom Jarvis in action in Portugal (ITTF picture)

Jarvis and McBeath look confident in Portugal

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Paul Stimpson

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Tom Jarvis and David McBeath are into the main draw of the Portugal Open, to join 14th seed Paul Drinkhall.

Jarvis overcame Pedro Osiro of Switzerland (WR 394) 4-2 in the first preliminary round, followed by an emphatic 4-0 win over Nigeria’s Taiwo Mati (WR 315) to book his place in the last 64, while McBeath had a 4-1 win over Belgium’s Florian Cnudde (WR 202), followed up by a confident win in four straight against Lorenzo Santiago of Argentina (WR 324).

The pair also teamed up to win their first match in the doubles, overcoming Norwegian pair Borgar Haug & Adrian Wetzel in three straight. They went out in the next round to Alexander Chen & David Serdaroglu of Austria.

Jarvis is also into the quarter-finals of the Under-21 Men’s Singles, having won his first three matches, culminating in a four-game victory over second seed Bastien Rembert of France.

Matthew Daish was beaten in five by Thailand’s Padasak Tanviriyavechakul in the first preliminary round of the men’s event but made it through to the second round of the under-21s, coming from 2-1 down to defeat Abdulla Albalooshi of the UAE. However, he went out in the next round to American Nikhil Kumar.

Sam Mabey was beaten in his opening Men’s Singles match by Aliaksandr Khanin of Belarus, ranked No 150 in the world. Mabey & Daish went out in the first preliminary round of the Men’s Doubles to Jiri Martinko of the Czech Republic & Moldova’s Andrei Putuntica.

Results

Men’s Singles
Preliminary round 1
Aliaksandr Khanin (BLR) bt Sam Mabey 4-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7)
Tom Jarvis bt Pedro Osiro (SUI) 4-2 (11-7, 11-3, 10-12, 5-11, 11-9, 11-2)
David McBeath bt Florian Cnudde (BEL) 4-1 (11-9, 11-7, 11-4, 5-11, 12-10)
Padasak Tanviriyavechakul (THA) bt Matthew Daish 4-1 (11-9, 12-14, 11-2, 11-3, 11-4)

Preliminary round 2
Jarvis bt Taiwo Mati (NGR) 4-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-5, 11-5)
McBeath bt Santiago Lorenzo (ARG) 4-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-6, 11-6)

Women’s Singles
Preliminary round 1
Aikaterini Toliou (GRE) bt Maria Tsaptsinos 4-2 (9-11, 11-2, 11-5, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9)

Under-21 Men’s Singles
Round of 64
Matthew Daish bt Abdulla Albalooshi (UAE) 3-2 (11-8, 11-13, 2-11, 11-6, 11-9)
Tom Jarvis bt Victor Urena (CRC) 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-3)

Round of 32
Nikhil Kumar (USA) bt Daish 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-7)
Jarvis bt Yukiya Uda (JPN) 3-1 (4-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-4)

Round of 16
Jarvis bt Bastien Rembert (FRA) 3-1 (13-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-8)

Men’s Doubles
Preliminary round 1
Jiri Martinko (CZE) & Andrei Putuntica (MDA) bt Matthew Daish & Sam Mabey 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-2)
Tom Jarvis & David McBeath bt Borgar Haug & Adrian Wetzel (NOR) 3-0 (11-4, 14-12, 11-5)

Preliminary round 2
Alexander Chen & David Serdaroglu (AUT) bt Jarvis & McBeath 3-1 (11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 12-10)

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