Aitken and Mouat Reach Final of Dutch Masters

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Scottish Mixed Doubles Champions Gina Aitken and Bruce Mouat just missed out on claiming another title together after reaching the final of the Dutch Masters.

They were the only duo to reach the final unbeaten and got off to a flying start against Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitsky from Russia with at three at the first end, however the reigning world champions immediately responded with a four at the next to take the upper hand. In a tightly fought contest, they extended that margin with two more singles over the next two ends before Aitken and Mouat fought back to claim singles at three consecutive ends and level the scores going into the last, only for their opponents to win a single and take the title 7-6.

The Scots had beaten Bryzgalova and Krushelnitsky in the pool stages, where they had also got the better of English pair Anna and Ben Fowler in reaching the quarter-finals with a perfect record. The Fowlers went on to reach the final of the Consolation Cup, losing 9-6 to Vera Kalocsai and Jaap van Dorp, while an excellent weekend for the British contenders also saw Judith and Lee McCleary, runners up at this year’s Scottish Championships, finish third, beating Sweden’s Annete Norberg and Vincent Stenberg 11-5 after they had lost in the semi-final to their fellow Scots.

Elsewhere, Team Fleming were the only Scots to progress to the play-off stages of the Bernese Ladies Cup in Switzerland before they lost to Switzerland’s Team Tirinzoni 7-3 in the quarter finals.

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