Mauchline’s Adam Hall reached both the men’s and the mixed double’s badminton semi-finals at the Spanish Masters in Huelva.

Hall went into the tournament with a brand-new men’s double partner in Dane Frederik Søgaard, with regular double’s partner Alexander Dunn out injured.

Despite the duo’s lack of game time together they managed to reach all the way to the semi-final stage of the competition, beating English and Indonesian opposition along the way.

However, that is where they bowed out of the Masters, losing 19-21,21-13,14-21, to Indonesian pair Sabar Karyaman Gutama and Muhammad Reza Pahlevi Isfahani.

Hall said:“We are both good players and at the point where you do not need to really know exactly what your partner is going to do, you just know instinctively what is going to happen.

“We got a bye in the first round, the second was against the English boys and we had a great start, lost a little bit of confidence but managed to scrape through that.

“The quarter-final was unbelievable, to be honest I did not look past it because I did not think we would have a chance beating them.

“Unfortunately, it was just one game too many in the semi-finals, but it is hard to be disappointed when we did not really have any expectations. “

Hall was with a far more familiar partner in the mixed pairs, playing with fellow Scot Julie MacPherson.

They reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by Indonesian duo Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari , 16-21 , 15-21 , with Hall saying he was delighted the pair showed close to their best at the masters.

“Julie and I have been close to doing well at tournaments but never managed to get the luck or the draws.

“We came into the Masters knowing that we had to play well.

“Unfortunately, by the semi-finals we were both knackered, I had been playing men’s doubles and Julie had been playing in the women’s doubles.. But it gives us a lot of confidence going into our next tournaments. “