St Neots star Dan Bullen reached the quarter-finals of the PTT Spanish Open at the weekend.

Playing in the Class 5 category in Sant Cugat del Valles, near Barcelona, Bullen advanced from the group stages before bowing out following a 3-2 defeat to Gerardus Van Grunsven.

Bullen opened up a 2-0 lead in the last-eight contest, but was undone by a comeback from his Dutch opponent.

He beat Teeradech Klangmanee (Thailand) and David Olsson (Sweden) in the group stage with those victories sandwiching a loss to Brazilian player Claudiomiro Segatto.

Bullen said: “I feel that I had a really good competition in getting to the quarter-finals in the singles.

“I won two of my group matches and only lost to a player who is ranked number 11 in the world.

“I have a lot of things to take away and work on from this tournament.”

Bullen and partner Cellan Hall – another member of the British Para Table Tennis Team – bowed out at the group stage in the team event after losses to the van Grunsven/Segatto partnership and Sweden.

Bullen is back in action at the end of this month in the US Open – an event being held in Las Vegas between June 28 and 30.