ALGARVE CHAMPIONS

Che Lagoense badminton star Pedro Martins defeated Portuguese title holder Nuno Santos 21-15, 21-11 during their national championships second round quarter-final in Caldas da Rainha before going on to see off club mate Rafael Lopes with even greater ease in the final.

The current world No55 was joined in the winner’s circle by fellow Lagoa player Telma Santos. The women’s world No68 defeated Madeira’s Claudia Figueira and Helena Pestana in the last four to achieve her victory.