With only one tie to play on day four, the teams had time to relax and recover as the end is fast approaching for the World Junior Mixed Team Championships.
Australia was the only team from Oceania to have a win today against Austria. Even though it was a 3-0 result, the score did not reflect the scale of matches that were played with Shrey Dhand fighting hard to win his 55 minute men’s singles. The mixed doubles also went to three before Catrina Chia-Yu Chan won the decider in the women’s singles.
Tahiti had a thriller against Ghana, only narrowly being defeated in the last match of the tie. Up until then, they were still in the hunt for victory. The final match, men’s doubles, went to three games, however Tahiti could not close out the win.
New Zealand and Cook Islands had straight game defeats against Belguim and Lithuania respectively. New Zealand will now play Brazil for a place of either 23 or 24, while Cook Islands will play Armenia for places 31-32, with a great opportunity to secure their first tie win. Australia will play Spain, while Tahiti come up against Latvia.
The individual component of the BWF World Junior Championships begins on Monday 2 October and can be followed via Tournament Software
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