Coles runner-up at Turkish Open

18th October 2011

Team Bath badminton player Chris Coles finished run-up in the mixed doubles at the Turkish Open at Antalya at the weekend.
 
Coles and partner Jessica Fletcher, seeded four for the competition, went down to top seeds Ben Stawski and Lauren Smith 21-19, 21-13 in an all-English final.
 
Coles also reached the semi-final of the men’s doubles with Matt Nottingham, where they lost 21-16, 21-17 to top seeds Stawski and Paul vsn Rietvelde. Coles and Nottingham won the European Junior Championship crown in Finland in April.
 
University of Bath student Panuga Riou reached the quarter-finals of the women’s singles, where she went down to Greece’s number four seed Anne Hald Jensen, who went on to win the tournament.  Riou, a Coach Education and Sports Development student, is supported by a Jeff Trendell Scholarship