No singles medals but plenty of promise in Montenegro
Although they didn't take any medals in the singles there were some promising performances from a young British squad at the Montenegro Para Championship in Podgorica.
With Romain Simon (men's class 3), Lee York (men's class 4), Theo Bishop (men's class 7) and Ryan Henry (men's class 8) already out of their respective singles after the group matches yesterday, Megan Shackleton (women's class 4) did not progress after a 3-0 loss in her final group match against Paralympic bronze medallist Gu Xiaodan, the former World number four from China, and Shae Thakker (men's class 10) also lost his final group match against the Brazilian Claudio Massad, the World number 16 and former PanAmerican champion.
“It’s been great to play such a strong tournament here in Montenegro,” said Shackleton, who missed 12 months of competition after Tokyo due to injury and is still working her way back to her best form. “It’s not often you get to play the World number two and the Paralympic bronze medallist in just your group matches, so it was great to be able to try and raise my level. I had a good match with Sandra and it felt good to start seeing some of the strongest aspects of my game come back into play. I’m looking forward to playing the doubles with her starting tomorrow and building again ready for Slovenia next week.”
The tournament continues with the doubles events that start tomorrow and conclude on Sunday.