Scotland’s Kieran Merrilees won three rounds of qualifying to reach today’s main draw at France’s Orleans International.
But Ben Torrance and Josh Neil were unable to join the Scotland No 1 in the first round proper after falling in the second round of qualifying. Matthew Carder had gone out against England’s Rhys Walker in the first qualifying round.
Merrilees, the fifth qualifying seed, followed up his 21-5 21-10 win over France’s Vincent Espen with a 21-9 21-10 victory against Algeria’s Youcef Sabri Medel.
He clinched his place in the main draw with another strong performance last night in beating France’s Sylvain Ternon 21-10 21-10.