Malta’s three teams who are currently competing at the World Championships have reached the latter stages of their category and are among the favourites to reach the final.
The men’s team picked up two victories in their final matches of the group stage when they defeated Scotland 19-2 and then had the better of Mauritius 11-10.
Thanks to these victories the team has now reached the quarter-final stage where they will face France on Tuesday night at 8.30pm.
The Malta youth team and the Over 50 side reached the semi-finals of their respective categories.
The U-25 side had the better of Ireland and the Northern Ireland with an identical 5-4 scoreline. With just one match to go to the end of the group phase, the Maltese youngsters are already sure of a place in the semi-finals, that will be played on Wednesday morning.
In the Over 50 category, the Malta national team beat Scotland 13-12 in the decisive match to book their place into the semi-finals. Here, they will face India in a match that gets under way at 1pm.
In the individual competitions, Brian Grech, Antoine Aquilina and Ray Caruana all progressed to the Last 16 of the Over 50 category. They will be again in action on Tuesday night.
Scott Muscat reached the semi-finals of the U-25 singles competition. He will now face Morgan Thomas, of Ireland, for a place to the final.
Ryan Pisani and Gary Carr reached the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles and will be up against Declan Brennan and Ronan McCarthy.
Ray Caruana and Antoine Aquilina qualified to the semi-finals of the doubles competition for Over 50 players and will be in action on Wednesday at 3.30pm.
Meanwhile, the men’s team took part in the World Team Shoot-out where they progressed to the final and were then beaten by Northern Ireland.
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