Curling: Tasha runner-up in Junior champs

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Murrayfield curler 
Tasha Aitken was a proud runner-up at the Scottish Junior Championships in Aberdeen yesterday.

The 21-year-old architecture student finished second in 
the round-robin section 
before beating Galleon’s Jenny Martin 8-5 in 
yesterday’s semi-finals.

That set up a third meeting with Lockerbie’s 2012 
winner and reigning world junior champion Hannah Fleming, but the match 
went the same way as the
previous two as Fleming counted four stones at the fifth and seventh ends to win 10-4.

She will now bid to defend her world junior title in 
Russia next month.

Murrayfield’s Gina Aitken finished equal fourth 
overall with three wins out
of seven, while club-mate Bruce Mouat was fourth
in the men’s event with 
a 4-3 winning record as Perth’s Kyle Smith retained his title.