In one of his biggest tournaments to date, Australia’s Jack Yu is celebrating a second-round victory on his fifteenth birthday at the South Australia International 2019.
The youngster lifted the Mixed Team and Mixed Doubles title at this year’s VICTOR Oceania Championships and today he has booked a boost of World Ranking points at the BWF International Challenge event – one of the highest ranked tournaments in Oceania.
On route to the third round, Yu defeated New Zealand’s Nicolle Tagle before overcoming the fourteenth seed from Australia, Daniel Fan in three close games (21-18 13-21 21-14)
The National Junior Coach and Performance Manager for Badminton Australia, Stuart Rowlands, was delighted to see the young player’s success.
“This was a fantastic result for Jack. He is technically sound and incredibly explosive on the court and I would suggest that he’s definitely one to keep your eye on”, says Stuart.
Jack will compete for a place in the Quarter-Finals this afternoon as he faces the winner between Timothy Lam and Buwaneka Goonethilleka in the round of 16.
Follow his progress on Tournament Software.