Madeline reaches her Seeded Position

Madeline Perry described as the 37 yr. old veteran in the official press releases, playing in her 5th Commonwealth games reached the quarter final, where unfortunately she went out to 3rd seed Joelle King of New Zealand.

She how she got on through the rounds below. She now plays with Michael Craig in the Mixed Doubles.

Women’s 1st round:
Sarah Taylor (JEY) bt Violet Luchendo (KEN) 11-2, 11-6, 11-6
Deon Saffery (WAL) bt Kimberley Borg-Cauchi (MLT) 11-3, 11-1, 11-1 (14m)
Sharon Chimfwembe (ZAM) bt Dorothy Boyce (PNG) 11-4, 11-7, 11-9
Nadindhi Udangawa (SRI) bt Eva Alphonse (SEY) 11-1, 11-1, 11-3 (11m)
Anaka Alankamony (IND) bt Khaaliqa Nimji (KEN) 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 (14m)
Charlotte Knaggs (TRI) bt Naduni Gunawardane (SRI) 11-9, 10-12, 11-8, 11-9 (26m)
Mihiliya Methsarani (SRI) bt Colette Sultana (MLT) 9-11, 10-12, 13-11, 11-9, 11-2 (42m)
2nd round:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt Vanessa Florens (MRI) 11-6, 11-2, 11-1 (17m)
[16] Megan Craig (NZL) bt Safina Madhani (KEN) 11-1, 11-2, 11-2 (11m)
[8] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) 11-2, 11-0, 11-8 (29m)
[14] Samantha Cornett (CAN) bt Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 (34m)
[3] Joelle King (NZL) bt Sarah Taylor (JEY) 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 (17m)
[12] Joshana Chinappa (IND) bt Deon Saffery (WAL) 11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9 (47m)
[7] Madeline Perry (NIR) bt Sharon Chimfwembe (ZAM) 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 (14m)
[10] Kasey Brown (AUS) bt Nadindhi Udangawa (SRI) 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 (21m)
[15] Delia Arnold (MAS) bt Anaka Alankamony (IND) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (31m)
[6] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt Charlotte Knaggs (TRI) 11-4, 11-2, 11-1 (16m)
[9] Rachael Grinham (AUS) bt Mihiliya Methsarani (SRI) 11-6, 11-3, 11-1 (16m)
[4] Alison Waters (ENG) bt Eli Webb (PNG) 11-2, 11-1, 11-2 (11m)
[13] Tesni Evans (WAL) bt Kerrie Sample (TRI) 11-3, 11-2, 11-3 (18m)
[5] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt Eilidh Bridgeman (CAY) 11-1, 11-2, 11-2 (19m)
[11] Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt Namweene Muchaile (ZAM) 11-4, 11-3, 11-3 (13m)
[2] Laura Massaro (ENG) bt Lynette Vai (PNG) 11-2, 11-4, 11-1 (18m)

Madeline Perry, one of a handful of players celebrating a fifth successive appearance in the Games, takes Northern Ireland interest into the quarters for the third time in a row after an 11-4, 10-12, 11-8, 11-5 win over Australian Kasey Brown.

“Delhi was stressful for me – so it’s all about enjoying it this time,” said the 37-year-old world No11 from Belfast. “I’ve always struggled with Kasey – she’s beaten me a good few times. But today I felt I was in control of most of the rallies.

“I tore my adductor a few months ago which knocked me back a bit – and it’s only the last month or so that I’ve felt normal!

“Retirement? I think I said it after the last three Commonwealth Games – and I’m still here. But I think this will definitely be my last Games!”

Women’s last 16 round:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [16] Megan Craig (NZL) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 (26m)
[8] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) bt [14] Samantha Cornett (CAN) 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 (34m)
[3] Joelle King (NZL) bt [12] Joshana Chinappa (IND) 11-3, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5 (48m)
[7] Madeline Perry (NIR) bt [10] Kasey Brown (AUS) 11-4, 10-12, 11-8, 11-5 (57m)
[6] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [15] Delia Arnold (MAS) 11-6, 12-10, 11-5 (40m)
[4] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [9] Rachael Grinham (AUS) 11-5, 2-11, 14-12, 11-9 (49m)
[5] Low Wee Wern (MAS) bt [13] Tesni Evans (WAL) 11-5, 11-7, 12-14, 11-9 (83m)
[2] Laura Massaro (ENG) bt [11] Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) 11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 15-13 (39m)

King claimed her anticipated semi-final slot after beating Northern Ireland veteran Madeline Perry, the 37-year-old No7 seed, 11-6, 11-4, 11-6.

“I thought it was a really complete performance,” said King. “I let it slip a little bit yesterday in terms of concentration and I was really happy that that only happened for maybe two points at the start of the third.

“Madeline was tenacious and fought back and I’m just really glad I was able to hold my concentration, hold on to what I was trying to do and finish it in three.

“She’s a very tough competitor, she’s been on the tour a long time and won major events so she’s no mug and I’m just really happy.”

On her meeting with David, the Kiwi said: “I’m just feeling really good out there. Whoever I play, I’ve just got to concentrate on what I’m trying to do.

“When I focus on that, and play how I want to play, I think I can beat anyone.

“I just want to come back tomorrow and do the same thing I’ve done today!”

Perry, who boasted a 5-2 head-to-head lead over King before the match, admitted: “I really struggled with the court today. Joelle was playing really well and I never got to do what I wanted to do.

“I thought I had a good chance but I couldn’t find any rhythm today.”

Perry was being coached by her doubles partner Michael Craig, aged just 18: “I was really listening to him: what he told me made a lot of sense. It’ll probably be different in the doubles where I’ll tell him what to do!”

Men’s semi-final line-up:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) v [3] Peter Barker (ENG)
[2] James Willstrop (ENG) v [4] Saurav Ghosal (IND)

Women’s semi-final line-up:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) v [3] Joelle King (NZL)
[2] Laura Massaro (ENG) v [4] Alison Waters (ENG)

Men’s quarter-finals:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [7] Chris Simpson (GGY) 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 (53m)
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [5] Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-8, 11-4, 11-5 (52m)
[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [12] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 8-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (93m)
[2] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [15] Ivan Yuen (MAS) 11-1, 11-7, 11-3 (29m)

Women’s quarter-finals:
[1] Nicol David (MAS) bt [8] Jenny Duncalf (ENG) 11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 11-4 (56m)
[3] Joelle King (NZL) bt [7] Madeline Perry (NIR) 11-6, 11-4, 11-6 (42m)
[4] Alison Waters (ENG) bt [6] Dipika Pallikal (IND) 8-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-6 (44m)
[2] Laura Massaro (ENG) bt [5] Low Wee Wern (MAS) 11-3, 11-2, 11-6 (35m)