Chloe Magee beaten in last eight at Irish International Championships

Chloe Magee bowed out of the women's singles at the Yonex Irish International Championships at the quarter-finals stage on Saturday.

Donegal woman Magee put up a brave fight against France's top seed Hongyan Pi before losing 21-11 15-21 21-17.

However, Magee's performance this week looks certain to have secured enough ranking points to qualify for next year's London Olympics.

Magee beat France's Barbara Matias Holland's Judith Meulendijks on Friday.

Magee and brother Sam won their mixed doubles opener but were beaten by Danish duo Rasmus Bonde and Maria Helsbol in Lisburn on Saturday morning.

In Friday evening's second-round match in the Olympic qualifying event, Meulendijks took the first game 21-13 but Magee won the next two games both on a 21-11 scoreline.

The Magees were number one seeds in the mixed doubles and defeated French pair Gaetan Mittelheisser and Lorraine Baumann 21-14 20-22 21-11 in their opener on Friday.

However, the Donegal duo were outgunned 21-13 21-10 by the Danes on Saturday morning.

Scott Evans was narrowly defeated 9-21 21-18 21-10 by third seed Rajiv Ouseph of England in the men's singles.

Evans was very close to claiming the victory against his talented opponent, being only three points away from the win at 18-18 in the second set.

Sam Magee and his Danish partner were also able to progress to round two of the men's Doubles.

The number one seed in the mens singles, Pablo Abian has failed to make it through to the quarter-finals having being beaten by unseeded Mathiue Lo Ying Ping of France.

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