Clarkston’s Susan Egelstaff has strengthened her position in the race to represent GB at London 2012 by reaching the quarter-finals of the Peru International in Lima.
The third seed defeated Peruvian qualifier Camilla Garcia 21-7 21-16 in yesterday’s first round then toppled Charmaine Reid when the Canadian retired while trailing 21-11 11-3.
Egelstaff, who is No. 33 in this week’s world rankings compared to GB rival Elizabeth Cann’s No. 55, now faces fifth seed Nicole Grether, the German-born doubles partner of Reid.
A victory over Grether later today will bring a semi-final tomorrow against top seed Ai Goto of Japan or eighth seed Ozge Bayrak of Turkey.
Once Egelstaff has finished competing in Lima, she will head for Sweden and the European Championships, which start in Karlskrona on Monday. Egelstaff’s first match is against Czech player Kristina Gavnholt on Tuesday.
Meanwwhile, in football this weekend, Pollok continue their battle to stay in the Stagecoach Super Premier League when they visit Arthurlie.
The match kicks off in Dunterlie Park, Barrhead at 2pm.
Queen’s Park travel to Montrose, hoping to build on last week’s 5-1 drubbing of East Stirling.
Clydesdale cricket club will be in pre-season action against East Kilbride at Titwood from 1pm.