Kirsty Gilmour and Kieran Merrilees got Scotland’s big day at the badminton tournament off to a solid start when they booked their places in the last 16 of the singles events at Glasgow 2014.
Merrilees, the eighth seed, defeated Victor Odera Munga 21-6 21-7 to keep on course for a quarter-final with GB team-mate Rajiv Ouseph, the silver medallist at the 2010 Games.
Second women’s seed Gilmour, who had a first-round bye, defeated Australia’s Verdet Kessler 21-14 21-5 and earned herself a last 16 clash tomorrow with Yeldi Louison of Mauritius, with sixth seed Michelle Chan on course to meet her again in the quarter-finals after the New Zealander pushing her hard in the team event.
With Paul Van Rietvelde and Jillie Cooper the only Scotland casualties so far, the rest of the squad are in action today.
But the match of the day will come late in the evening session when Gilmour and Imogen Bankier take on England’s fourth seeds Gabby Adcock and Lauren Smith.
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