Beith’s Eleanor O’Donnell featured as part of the Scottish badminton squad at the Spanish Masters in Huelva.

O’Donnell was competing in the mixed doubles at the tournament with fellow Scot Christopher Grimley.

They were paired up against Indonesian duo Muhammad Yusuf Maulana and Angelica Wiratama in the first round of the competition.

Despite winning the first game, the Scottish duo bowed out at the first hurdle, losing 21-14,13-21,21-23.

O’Donnell said: “We went into the match knowing we were playing the Indonesians and that they will be relatively good. However, we did not get to know much about them as there was not much footage of them out there as they are fairly young players.

“We started off really well in the first game and we were in the mindset that we need to keep this level up.

However, they just got into it in the second game better than we did, we were ahead but they got a few lucky points which totally switched the match.

“In the third, it was point for point but they ended up getting the win in a tight game.

“It was really disappointing because throughout the game we played some high-level badminton but it was just frustrating we could not get that extra push at the end to get the win. “

Despite O’Donnell’s disappointment it was not a bad tournament for the Scottish squad with Mauchline’s Adam Hall reaching two semi-finals in both the men’s and mixed doubles competitions.

Julie MacPherson also reached two semi-finals in both the women’s and mixed double competitions, the latter of which she was playing with Hall.

Julie’s partner for the mixed doubles was also Scottish in Ciara Torrance from Prestwick, with O’Donnell quick to praise the talented trio.

She said: “This has been a great tournament for Adam, Julia and Ciara with them all reaching semi-finals. For Adam and Julia to reach two semi-finals of a big tournament is a huge result for them and I am really happy.”