Badminton: Two-title Whillans lives up to seeding

SHONA WHILLANS from Longniddry lived up to her top billing by winning both titles at the Bank of Scotland Under-11 national junior badminton championships in Glasgow.

In the singles, Shona defeated unseeded Sarah Sidebottom (Bute) 21-13 in the final and she then joined clubmate Basia Grodynska to win the doubles final 21-10 against Lily Farood and Rachel Lu.

Edinburgh pair Calum Atterbury and Glen Lewington claimed the boys' doubles.

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The Capital duo knocked out top seeded Glasgow twins Matthew and Christopher Grimley 21-15 in the semi-finals and then went on to beat Stewart Dyce (Mauchline) and Ciar Pringle (Glasgow) 21-17 in the final. But Christopher ended Calum's hopes of a double with a marathon 25-23 win in the semi-finals of the boys' singles. In a family affair, Christopher then lost 13-21 to Matthew in the final. The twins were joint third seeds and they both caused shocks in the semi-finals as Matthew knocked out the top seed, Dyce 21-19.