Pictured: Louisa Ma, Australia
At the Macau Open 2019, Australian sixth seeds (Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa) were awarded a bye into the second round following the withdrawal of Chinese Taipei’s Liang Ting Yu and Lin Sih Yun.
The Australian’s were leading 16-10 before their opponents from Hong Kong China enjoyed a run of six consecutive points to bring it back level. From that moment on, the game was always within one point of each other. Somerville and Mapasa held one out five game point opportunities – but Ng and Yuen took it on their fourth time of asking.
The second game followed a similar pattern, remaining relatively close throughout and a surge of points for Gronya and Setyana to bring it back level at 12-12. However, it was too late as Ng and Yuen pushed through and secured their quarter final spot against the Chinese first seeds, Du Yue and Li Yin Hui.
• Ng Tsz Yau/Yuen Sin Ying (HKG) vs Setyana Mapasa/Gronya Somerville (AUS) 25-23 21-18
Follow all results from the Macau Open 2019 on Tournament Software.
Meanwhile, a handful of New Zealand and Australia players enjoyed success at the 44th YONEX Hungarian International Championships 2019.
New Zealand’s Oliver Leydon-Davis and Aona Pak enjoyed a walkover into day three, where Leydon-Davis will also team up with Abhinav Manota to challenge the Korean powerhouses and South Australia 2019 Champions, Kim Dukyoung and Kim Sa Rang.
Elsewhere in the Singles draws, Louisa Ma and Abhinav Manota tasted victory in their opening matches:
• Louisa Ma (AUS) vs Viktoriia Kozyreva (RUS) 21-10 21-15
• Abhinav Manota (NZL) vs Tobias Kuenzi (SWI) 17-21 21-15 21-18
The players will be back in action from 10am (GMT+2) on Friday 1 November. Follow the players’ progress at the 44th YONEX Hungarian International Championships 2019 on Tournament Software.