Leslie Ingram-Brown reports from Saint Paul:
"At the World Mixed Doubles in St Paul, Minnesota, Paul Stevenson and Louise Soutar went down to a very good French pair in Amaury Pernette and Pauline Jeanneret 8-6. To have any chance of qualification, the Scots must now beat Spain and Austria, and even then that would probably mean a tie-break game."
Scotland has played five games, won two and lost three. The top two in each section go through directly to the quarterfinals, the third placed teams are ranked by the DSD. The best goes through, the other two play off for the final place.
The official website is here.
Photo of Paul Stevenson is courtesy of Leslie Ingram-Brown.