Team Ireland beat Norway 4-1 at Baldoyle in their opening Group Six qualifier for the European mixed team championships.

Scott Evans led the home side to their first victory of the day over Norway’s Marius Myhre, continuing his recent good form after reaching the finals of the Bitburger Open, Evans took the game in two sets to give Ireland a 1-0 lead.

Fellow Olympian Chloe Magee followed up on Evans’ victory with a two-set victory over Vilde Espeseth.

Ireland’s winning streak continued when men’s doubles pair Sam and Joshua Magee  beat Marius Myhre and Jesper Kristensen, again a two-set win, to make it 3-0.

Norway finally got a win on the board in the women’s doubles with Cathrine Fossomo and Anne Klyve beating Sinead Chambers and Jennie King in three sets.  

Sam and Chloe Magee teamed up in the mixed doubles to see off Fredrik Kristensen and Natalie Syvertsen in two sets and secure Ireland an overall 4-1 victory.

Next up for Ireland this evening will be Slovakia as the team's bid for European qualification continues.