Pictured: Abhinav Manota, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Luis Veniegra Photography
Players from Australia and New Zealand continue the tour of the United Kingdom, following last week’s AIG FZ Forza Irish Open 2019, the contingent are competing in this week’s Scottish Open 2019.
The majority of Oceania’s players were competing in the Men’s Singles qualification rounds on the opening day.
New Zealand’s Abhinav Manota was the only player to successfully qualify for the main draw following two wins in the Men’s Singles qualifications, including a win over Trans-Tasman rival, Pit Seng Low.
However, Manota’s marathon day (three matches in one day) came to an agonising end as he was defeated in the first round of the main draw. Recovering from one game down, Manota stormed back to take the second 21-12, before battling in an intense final game which ended in favour of his Czech opponent.
Men’s Singles – Qualification Matches
• Pit Seng Low (AUS) vs Oswald Fung (ENG) 21-19 21-15
• Adam Mendrek (CZE) vs Anthony Joe (AUS) 21-17 17-21 25-23
• Andy Tsai (SWE) vs Adam Dolman (AUS) 21-9 21-11
• Abhinav Manota (NZL) vs Antonio Li (CAN) 21-14 21-12
• Abhinav Manota (NZL) vs Pit Seng Low (AUS) 21-12 21-8
Men’s Singles – Main Draw
• Abhinav Manota (NZL) vs Adam Mendrek (CZE) 11-21 21-12 21-18
The frustration continued for New Zealand in the Mixed Doubles, as the fifth seeds (Leydon-Davis and Pak) were edged out of the draw by some stiff home competition.
• Alexander Dunn/Ciara Torrance (SCO) vs Oliver Leydon-Davis/Anona Pak (NZL) 21-11 23-21
There is still hope for the players from New Zealand, as Manota and Leydon-Davis join forces in the Men’s Doubles main draw on Friday 22 November.
Similarly, Australia’s Louisa Ma will be looking to recover from her unfortunate withdrawal at last week’s International Challenge in Ireland (due to shin splints) to capitalise on the Women’s Singles main draw in Scotland.
Follow the draws and all results from the Scottish Open 2019 on Tournament Software.
Gwangju Korea Masters 2019
Meanwhile, three Australian’s are competing in the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300 event in Korea.
Fresh from a win at last week’s YONEX – SUNRISE Nepal International Challenge, Gronya and Setyana will be looking for an added boost to their new World Ranking of #30 (the highest since June 2018) following their first-round win. Despite being knocked out in the second round of the Gwangju Korea Masters 2019 , the players can leave with some added confidence after taking a game off the current World #5 Korean’s.
• Ho Wai Lun/Yuen Sin Ying (HKG) vs Simon Wing Hang Leung/Gronya Somerville (AUS) 21-18 21-13
• Le So Hee/Shin Seung Chan (KOR) vs Setyana Mapasa/Gronya Somerville (AUS) 16-21 21-11 21-17
Follow the draws and results from the Gwangju Korea Masters 2019 on Tournament Software.