Glasgow 2014: Joy for Martin Campbell and Jillie Cooper

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Edinburgh’s Martin Campbell had a day to remember as Scotland cruised to two whitewash victories on the opening day of the team badminton.

He partnered Edinburgh’s Jillie Cooper to two wins in the mixed doubles and added another point with a victory alongside Patrick MacHugh in the men’s doubles against the Seychelles.

Campbell and Cooper got the first of the points in the 5-0 triumph – and it was the same scoreline against Guernsey in the evening match.

This evening, fifth seeds Scotland play New Zealand (sixth) with the winners guaranteed a spot in tomorrow’s quarter-finals.

“The whole team is buzzing,” said Campbell after the 21-11, 21-5 win over Seychelles’ Juliette Ah-Wan and Georgie Cupidon. “That was the best match of my life.”

Cooper joined Rebekka Findlay in winning the women’s doubles match against the Channel Islanders.

The Longniddry lads – Robert Blair and Paul Van Rietvelde – were rested against the Seychelles but came in for the match against Guernsey. Paired together in the men’s doubles, they crushed Daniel Penney and Stuart Hardy 21-3, 21-7.