Chloe Magee beaten in Irish Open singles final

Chloe Magee

Donegal woman Chloe Magee was edged out in the women's singles final at the Irish Open in Dublin.

Top seed Magee lost a tight opening set 23-21 against Denmark's Line Kjaersfeldt and while she won the second set 21-18, the Dane took the decisive third set 21-18.

Magee had beaten Spain's Beatriz Corrales 21-18, 21-23, 21-12 in Saturday's semi-final in Baldoyle.

Irish men's number one Scott Evans did win the men's singles title.

Evans defeated France's Lucas Corvee 21-19 21-18 to take his first tour title.

Dubliner Evans had defeated another Frenchman Lucas Claerbout in the semi-finals.

It was an emotional win for Evans, a double Olympian, who made the final in 2008 and has reached six other European circuit finals without ever taking a win.

"I remember saying to my best friend Rob when I was 12 or 13 that if I was going to win only one tournament in my career, I'd want it to be the Irish Open," said Evans.

In the women's final, Magee fought back from 18-10 down to be one point from landing the first set but Kjaersfeldt fought back to take the set 23-21.

Magee played with more drive in the second set, winning 21-18, but her rival always had the edge in the tie-breaker, winning 21-18 and taking her first singles title at this level.

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