England reign supreme in Scotland

Another sunny day played host to the final matches of SCA Ayr 2022. The day began with Monaco’s Ferry/Ferry reaching their third Scottish SCA final in 4 years, defeating Scots McKelvie/Stewart 21-19, 21-14. In an all-English Semi-Final, Gleed/Jones beat compatriots Bello/Soczewka 21-17, 21-11 to earn their place in the final.

The Third Place Playoffs followed with some exciting play. Finns Muukka/Rantala earned a third-place finish,, beating home pair Barbour/McReady 21-11, 21-15. The Men’s Third Place Playoff did not disappoint in an exhilarating match where home pair McKelvie/Stewart beat the English pair of Bello/Soczewka 23-21, 15-21, 15-10.

Much anticipation awaited the Finals although the Women unfortunately failed to start due to a medical withdrawal by Beattie/Coutts which allowed the English pair Keefe/Tucker to claim their first international title. The initial disappointment in the crowd was quickly forgotten as Gleed/Jones and Ferry/Ferry battled ferociously for the Men’s crown. Gleed/Jones ended the match on top 18-21, 21-13, 15-12.

An award ceremony followed as podium finishers were awarded their trophies and volunteers and officials were thanked. The event made for an exciting debut of Beach volleyball at Kyle Academy and SV look forward to future events at this exceptional facility.

England’s women and men thank the officials and volunteers on their way to the winners’ podium.

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