Scottish Squash Stars Set for Action

April 4, 2018

All of Team Scotland’s Squash players will get their Singles campaigns underway on day one of the Games. Kevin Moran is the only player facing the prospect of two matches, if he overcomes Jules Snagg from St Vincent & The Grenadines in the afternoon session at 13:10hrs (04:10hrs UK time).

Competing in his third Games; Alan Clyne will get his competition underway in the evening; as will his doubles partner Greg Lobban. Both players have a bye in the morning session.

It’s Scotland v Malaysia in the first matches in the Women’s Singles. Having competed at the Delhi Games in 2010, Lisa Aitken will mark her return against Aifa Azman at 13:50hrs (04:50hrs UK time) before Alison Thomson makes her Commonwealth Games debut against Sivasangari Subramaaniam at 20:00hrs (11:00hrs UK time).

Aitken and Moran team up for the Mixed Doubles, which starts on 10 April, with a match against the Caymen Islands pair of Caroline Laing and Jacob Kelly. Lisa is back in action again the same day with Alison in the Women’s Doubles against England’s Jenny Duncalf and Alison Waters. 2017 World Championships silver medalists Clyne and Lobban also get their Doubles bid underway with a match against Manda Chilambwe and Kelvin Ndhlovu of Zambia.

All athletes are back on court again on 11 April facing the Cayman Islands and another English pair in the Women’s Doubles at 11:45hrs and 18:45hrs respectively (02:45hrs and 09:45hrs UK time); Guyana in the Men’s Doubles at 19:30hrs (12:30hrs UK time); and India in the Mixed Doubles at 20:15hrs (11:15hrs UK time).

Games debutant Alison Thomson said: “The venue is absolutely brilliant, and there’s a very bold colour scheme in place which is very striking – it’s definitely got the wow-factor.

“Having visited the venue and trained on the main competition court, I’m really looking forward to getting the chance to play in front of the crowds.”

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