Day two of the Australian Junior International 2019 opened with the Men’s Singles, where more seeded players dropped out of the competition.
Australia’s Jack Yu set the pace with a close contest against the seventh seed, before Chinese Taipei’s Lai Pin Da knocked out Sri Lanka’s sole representative and fifth seed.
- Jack Yu (AUS) vs Hongyuan Wong (AUS) 22-20 22-20
- Lai Pin Da (TPE) vs Dumindu Aberwickrama (SRI) 17-21 21-11 21-18
In the Men’s Doubles, eighteen-year-old duo from Chinese Taipei, Cheng Kai Wen and Chen Zhi Ray, displayed dominance and precision as they overcame their Australian opponents in their opening game.
Having narrowly lost out on a place in last month’s Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2019 (individual event) Semi-Finals, the big hitters brought their steep game to Melbourne as they hope to go one better in the BWF Junior Future Series event.
- Cheng Kai Wen/Chen Zhi Ray (TPE) vs Jun Zong Kayson Goh/Jack Yu (AUS) 21-13 21-11
Meanwhile, Australian third seeds powered through their second-round game, while Ryan Venpin and Pascal Souksavat caused a shock upset as they knocked out another Australian seeded pair.
- Julian Mao Lun Lee/Hongyuan Wong (AUS) vs Ki Hon Ethan Li/Nicholas Tran Quan Pham (AUS) 21-6 21-3
- Ryan Venpin and Pascal Souksavat (AUS) vs Dimitri Han/Thomas Zi Xuan Ng (AUS) 10-21 21-19 21-19
Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yu-Hsuan was the only Women’s Singles player to oust a seeded competitor, while the first and second seeds celebrated with a comfortable victory to cement their Quarter-Final spot.
- Angela Yu (AUS) vs Carina Sam (AUS) 21-8 21-16
- Majan Almazan (AUS) vs Fiona Le (AUS) 21-6 21-9
- Lee Yu-Hsuan (TPE) vs Kelly Zu (AUS) 21-12 21-10
In the Women’s Doubles, Australian duo Yasmin Say and Sydney Tjonadi denied New Zealand a space in the Quarter-Finals. However, Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yu-Hsuan and Liao Tzu Yi denied Australia the opportunity of a whitewash in tomorrow’s Quarter-Finals.
- Yasmin Say/Sydney Tjonadi (AUS) vs Serene Tan/Amreen Virk (NZL) 20-22 21-12 21-9
- Priska Kustiadi/Kai Qi Teoh (AUS) vs Lee Yu-Hsuan/Liao Tzu Yi (TPE) 21-6 21-11
Finally, Australia’s brother-and-sister combination, Jack and Angela Yu, asserted their dominance as the first seeds after overpowering their Australian opponent. They will face Liao Po kai and Lee Yu-Hua in tomorrow’s Quarter-Finals after the Chinese Taipei pair enjoyed a thrilling three-game victory this afternoon.
- Jack Yu/Angela Yu (AUS) vs Thomas Zi Xuan Ng/Carina Sam (AUS) 21-2 21-11
- Liao Po kai/Lee Yu-Hua (TPE) vs Ken Richardson/Angie Liu (AUS) 17-21 21-15 21-14
The Quarter-Finals begin at 10am, before the Semi-Finals take place later on in the afternoon (from 2pm, local time) on Saturday 31 August 2019 at Altona Badminton Centre.
Courts one and two will continue to be live streamed on OVO.
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