Neighbouring countries Australia and New Zealand went head-to-head in the Play Off stages at the LI-NING BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships 2018 in Canada.
The tie got off to an emphatic start with a mixed doubles match that went the full distance. The three-game thriller was eventually won by Australia with a 22-20 decider, before New Zealand went on to take both Men’s and Women’s Singles matches. Australia fought valiantly in a must-win situation in the Men’s Doubles, but New Zealand’s Oscar Guo and Dacmen Vong managed to secure the overall win for New Zealand in three games.
Full match results:
|21-17 20-22 22-20
|Kai Chen Teoh
|21-15 11-21 19-21
In the next stages of the competition, both teams will be playing for positions between 33-40 in the overallstandings:
- New Zealand v Poland – 3.30pm on Wednesday 7 November, local time.
- Australia v Macau China – 7pm on Wednesday 7 November, local time.
Keep track of the live results here.