Irish interest at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open in Baldoyle ended tonight when Chloe Magee went out to American Beiwan Zhang in straight sets.

Magee had no answer to Zhang's range of shots and her skill around the court. The Irish number one did well to even win a few points against a player who ranked just outside the world top 20 in the past and is making a big impact on the circuit after taking a break from the sport.

Zhang will play Beatriz Corrales of Spain in today's (Sat) women's singles final.