Oceania players were in fine form at the beginning of day three at the Sydney International 2023. Number one seeds, Kenneth Zhe Hooi Choo & Gronya Somerville took a little while to settle into their rhythm against another Australian pair who pushed them to the end.
Edward Lau and Shaunna Li were also first cabs off the rank in todays session, taking a little longer to seal their win over the pair from Chinese Taipei.
- Kenneth Zhe Hooi Choo/Gronya Somerville (AUS)  def Karono Karono/Mia Dian Nurlia (AUS) 21-19 21-16
- Edward Lau/Shaunna Li (NZL) def Chu Bo Rong/Lin Yen Yu (TPE) 21-12 18-21 21-10
New Zealanders, Dacmen Vong/Roanne Apalisok had their chances when they played Wiguna and Ivyana from Indonesia. Giving up match points in the third game, they let the Indonesians jump ahead and secure their place in the quarterfinals.
- Michael Kaldrian Wiguna/Nathalie Ivyana (INA) def Dacmen Vong/Roanne Apalisok (NZL) 17-21 21-11 24-22
In a repeat of last week’s women’s doubles final at the YONEX Bendigo International 2023, Setyana Mapasa and Angela Yu set out to double down on their wins against the Chinese Taipei pair. With the anticipation in the air of another thriller, the crowds gathered for what was an entertaining, talent filled match that again went the distance, and for a second time in as many weeks, the Australians were the victors.
- Setyana Mapasa/Angela Yu (AUS)  def Hsu Yin-Hui/Lin Jhih Yun (TPE) 17-21 21-11 21-19
Quarterfinals begin at 10am (local time) on Saturday 21 October. With impressive wins in their respective singles matches, Edward Lau and Shaunna Li will both play for potential semifinal positions. Lau plays Saahas Kumar P. (IND) while Li will have to negotiate the youthful 16-year-old, Ranithma Liyanage (SRI), who has not allowed her opponents to reach double figures against her.
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