Ireland has started their European mixed team championships with a 4-1 victory over a strong Finland line up.
Ireland had a number of good wins in the opening match including Scott Evans Irish number one beating one of Europe’s best players in Ville Lang.
Lang is ranked 10 places higher at 46 on the world rankings.
Next up for the Irish will be a match against Israel at 18:00 Russian time.
The remaining group game will be against the number 6 seeds France.
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Mixed Doubles: Sam Magee & Chloe Magee (IRE) Vs Anton Kasti & Sanni Rautala (FIN) won 18-21 21-17 21-13
Men’s Singles: Scott Evans (IRE) Vs Ville Lang (FIN) Won 21-16 21-13
Ladies Singles: Chloe Magee (IRE) Vs Airi Mikkela (FIN) Won 21-12 21-11
Men’s Doubles: Scott Evans & Sam Magee (IRE) Vs Ville Lang & Eetu Heino (FIN) Won 21-15 21-17
Women’s Doubles: Jennie King & Sinead Chambers (IRE) Vs Airi Mikkela & Sanni Rautala (FIN) lost 21-12 21-16