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Joran Kweekel (WR86) will play against the Dane Ditlev Jaeger Holm (WR84) on Thursday and the two have a mutual head-to-head from 2-2. However, the last match was early 2019, so anything is possible during the third oldest badminton tournament in the world.
Ruben Jille and Cheryl Seinen are sixth in Glasgow and play against qualifiers. That also applies to former national selection player Imke van der Aar, the digital nomad has snared Emil Hybel from Denmark.
Ties van der Lecq and Debora Jille (WR74) are seventh and will play against two French youngsters in the first round. Flavie Vallet and Kenji Lovang (WR172) should be a perfunctory win for the Dutch.
English candy for De Visch
On Friday morning Gayle Mahulette (WR110) opens against Nerea Ivorra. This 24-year-old Spanish lady proves that with a 59% loss percentage from 22 matches you can become number 201 in the world in women’s singles. The Dutch badminton vlogger is sixth in Scotland and should force passage to the next round.
Fellow Dutch Champion Soraya de Visch Eijbergen (WR72) was placed fourth and was presented with an English candy: Georgina Bland (WR180). The two already know each other from the European youth circuit and De Visch Eijbergen is probably the strongest more than 10 years later.
Ruben Jille and Ties van der Lecq are this week second seeds and start Friday afternoon against qualifiers. That does not apply to Alyssa Tirtosentono and Imke van der Aar (WR52), they open against Low Yeen Yuan and Valeree Siow (WR124) from Malaysia. Debora Jille and Cheryl Seinen (WR71) – seventh seed – cross the rackets with Eastern neighbors Emma Moszczynski and Stine Kuespert (WR220).
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