Scott Evans got his quest for European Games badminton gold off to a flying start by taking just 24 minutes to beat Greece's Georgios Charalambidis 21-7, 21-9.
Evans, who is the top-ranked player competing in Baku at No 27 in the World rankings, is top of group A having won his first of three games, with the top two progressing to the last 16.
He next meets Belgium's Yuhan Tan today.
Chloe Magee and Sam Magee got their mixed doubles campaign off to a winning start, beating Czech pair Jakub Bitman and Alzbeta Basova 21-11, 19-21, 21-14.
Magee didn't fare so well in the singles, losing 21-18, 21-17 to Estonia's Katie Tolmoff.
Brothers Joshua and Sam Magee were beaten in their opening encounter in the men's doubles, going down 21-17, 21-16 to Danish pair Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen inside 34 minutes.
There was also disappointment for Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle, who lost 21-15, 21-15 to Finnish pair Mathilda Lindholm and Jenny Nystrom.