Jersey's Mariana Agathangelou is defeated in Italy

Heather Olver (l) and Mariana Agathangelou
Agathangelou (r) and Olver are England's number two ranked pair

Jersey's Mariana Agathangelou and partner Heather Olver have lost in the semi-finals of the Italian Open.

The pair, representing England, lost to Russian top seeds Valeri Sorokina and Nina Vislova 24-22 21-17.

The duo beat Germany's Johanna Goliszewski and Isabel Herttrich in the quarter-finals 19-21 21-11 21-14.

The third seeds had comfortably beaten Belgium's Steffi Annys and Severine Corvilain 21-9 21-6 in their opening match of the tournament.