Fellow #teamunsquashable Iván Pérez came close to another major upset against Baptiste Masotti before eventually being denied by the World No.15 & French No.3 13-11 11-9 9-11 11-6.
France eventually claimed the match with wins for Gregoire Marche & Sebastien Bonmalais.
Both Iker Pajares Bernabeu & Iván Pérez played pivotal roles in Spain beating Scotland with the Spanish No.1 & 3-time Spanish Champion beating Scottish No.1 Greg Lobban 12-10 7-11 11-3 11-7 in 64minutes & Iván Pérez overcoming fellow #teamunsquashable player Douglas Kempsell 12-10 11-6 13-11 in 51 minutes.
Also competing at this year’s European Team Championships in Finland are UNSQUASHABLE players Nick Wall (England), Elliott Morris Devred (Wales), Rory Stewart & Douglas Kempsell (Scotland) Yannick Wilhelmi (Switzerland) & Klara Møller (Denmark).
Nick Wall, making his senior debut beat Matias Tuomi of Finland 11-4 11-8 11-6 in (23m) in England’s opening match of Pool A, whilst Rory Stewart was denied by Dimitri Steinmann (Switzerland) & Bernat Jaume (Spain) in his opening day matches.
Elliott Morris Devred beat Mark Krajcsak of Hungary 11-6 11-6 11-7 in Wales opening Pool A match before losing in four close games to Valentin Rapp of Germany.
Yannick Wilhelmi lost to Alan Clyne of Scotland 8-11, 9-11, 14-12, 7-11 in 59 minutes in his only match on the opening day.
Klara Møller beat Natalie Babjukova of Czech Republic 11-5 11-7-11 11-6 in her opening match for Denmark.