HEAD Badminton players enjoyed success at National Tournaments around Europe. In France, HEAD player Simon Maunoury earned the title of national champion in men’s singles. Maunoury beat Matthieu Lo Ying Ping 21-9, 21-15 with his HEAD Metallix 10000 racquet snag the honor. Fellow HEAD player Elodie Eymard took the top honor for ladies doubles and mixed doubles. Eymard, who plays with a HEAD Metallix 10000 racquet, and partner Weny Rahmawati defeated Laura Choinet and Elisa Chanteur 21-8, 21-6 in the ladies doubles. In the mixed doubles, Eymard and Svetoslav Stoyanov beat Baptiste Careme and Laura Choinet 21-12, 21-19. Earning runner-up in the men’s doubles was HEAD player Thomas Quere.
At the English National Championship HEAD Players Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg snagged top honors in men’s doubles, mixed doubles and ladies doubles, respectively. Clark and partner Robert Blair snagged the men’s doubles title by defeating Chris Langridge and David Lindley 21-16, 21-15. Clark went on to earn the mixed doubles national championship title with Kellogg, beating Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms, World Champion 2006 21-23, 21-14, 22-20. This year’s championship marks the first time Clark, who plays with a HEAD Metallix 8000 racquet, earned two titles at one event and his sixth men’s doubles title.
Fellow HEAD player Kellogg enjoyed additional success when she earned the ladies doubles championship title with partner Gail Emms. Kellogg battled her way through the tournament with her HEAD Metallix Racquet and helped to defeat Natalie Munt and Jo Nicholas 21-17, 21-17.
Honorable mentions include HEAD Players Anastasia Russkikh of Russia and Kristof Hopp of Germany. Russkikh placed runner-up in ladies doubles while Hopp earned runner up in mixed doubles. HEAD congratulates these badminton players for a great start to the year and a fantastic introduction of HEAD Badminton.
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