Five English players won their opening singles matches 4-0 at the World Championships in Budapest, but there was defeat for two pairs in the Mixed Doubles.

Sam Walker overcame Arturs Reinholds of Latvia for the combined loss of 20 points, while Paul Drinkhall defeated San Marino’s Mattia Berardi while losing only 15 points. Tom Jarvis conceded 22 as he beat Jonathan Nativel of Madagascar.

Click here to watch Sam Walker v Arturs Reinholds

Click here to watch Paul Drinkhall’s match against Mattia Berardia.

In tomorrow’s matches, Walker is on at 11am against Amir Hossein Hodaei of Iran. The match is on Table 6 and will be streamed live – click here to watch.

Drinkhall is on at the same time against Tyrese Knight of Barbados, while Jarvis faces Tobias Rasmussen of Denmark at 12.30pm.

In the Women’s Singles today, Tin-Tin Ho allowed Widad Nouari of Algeria to win only 19 points, while Maria Tsaptsinos’ opponent Ana Stojanovska of Macedonia managed just 16.

Tomorrow, Ho plays Karen Lyne of Malaysia at 10.15am UK time and Tsaptsinos is up against Yadira Silva of Mexico at 1.15pm.

Both English pairs are out of the Mixed Doubles. Jarvis & Tsaptsinos went out at the first hurdle in three straight to Zsolt Peto & Andrea Todorovic of Serbia, but Walker & Ho made it through that round by defeating a Nepalese pair 3-0.

Click here to watch Walker & Ho’s first match.

However, they went out in the second preliminary round in four games to Luka Mladenovic & Xia Lian Ni of Luxembourg.


Men’s Singles
Group 6
Sam Walker bt Arturs Reinholds (LAT) 4-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-5, 11-6)

Group 20
Paul Drinkhall bt Mattia Berardi (SMR) 4-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-3, 11-5)

Group 74
Tom Jarvis bt Jonathan Nativel (MAD) 4-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-4, 11-4)

Women’s Singles
Group 26
Tin-Tin Ho bt Widad Nouari (ALG) 4-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-3, 11-7)

Group 54
Maria Tsaptsinos bt Ana Stojanovska (MKD) 4-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-4, 11-6)

Mixed Doubles
Preliminary round 1
Zsolt Peto & Andrea Todorovic (SRB) bt Tom Jarvis & Maria Tsaptsinos 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-6)
Sam Walker & Tin-Tin Ho bt Santoo Shrestha & Nabita Shrestha (NEP) 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-8)

Preliminary round 2
Luka Mladenovic & Xia Lian Ni (LUX) bt Walker & Ho 3-1 (11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6)