Table Tennis: Ping goes Craig

Edinburgh’s Craig Howieson produced a defiant stand against British No. 1 Paul Drinkhall before going out of the European Table Tennis Championships 8-11, 14-12, 8-11, 7-11, 11-5, 4-11 in the first round in Poland.

Howieson and Scottish No. 1 Gavin Rumgay lost in the first round of the doubles to Slovakian pair Lubomir Pistej and Erik Illas 11-9, 9-11, 6-11, 7-11.