Millie Rogove returned from representing England at the Portugal Junior & Cadet Open with two bronze medals.

The Totteridge player and partner Mollie Patterson were seeded seventh in the Junior Girls’ Doubles and had to battle past Ines Goncalves and Matilde Pinto of the host nation 3-2 (8-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-9, 11-7) in their first match.

They then had another tough match against third seeds Emine Ernst and Dobrila Jorgueska of the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, but again came through 3-2 (11-6, 12-14, 11-13, 11-3, 13-11).

In the semi-finals, they were defeated 3-1 (11-9, 13-11, 2-11, 11-9) by second seeds Helga Dari of Hungary & Faith Tung of the USA.

In the team event, the English duo joined with Tung and they overcame Romania, Spain III and a composite team from Netherlands, Portugal and Tunisia to win their group.

In the quarter-finals, they defeated Netherlands 3-2, with Rogove contributing a vital 3-2 (9-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4) win over Dobrila Jorguseka.

However, a 3-1 defeat by Spain in the semi-finals meant they had to settle for bronze.

In the singles, 15-year-old JCOSS student Rogove went through in second place in her group and then beat Lucia Aguayo of Spain 4-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-8, 11-2) in the last 32.

However, she went out in the last 16, 4-2 (11-9, 11-4, 6-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9) at the hands of Jocefina Haagensen of Denmark.

Rogove also played in the younger Cadet age group and was seeded eighth in the singles. She won her group but went out in the last 16 to Veranika Varabyova of Belarus, who was seeded just one place below her.

In the doubles, she partnered Tung and reached the quarter-finals, where they were beaten 3-0 (11-3, 14-12, 11-6) by second seeds and eventual champions Caterina Angeli & Nicole Arlia of Italy.