The last of the preliminary group play was played throughout the day along with quarter final matches at the Western Australia Para Badminton International 2023.
The highlight of today’s session was the excitement in the women’s doubles as combined trans tasman pair, Carrie Wilson (AUS/NZL) won their quarterfinal match against the women from Peru. This three-game match, which see-sawed at times, was an exciting way to end the session. The Aussie/Kiwi combination will face Manasi Girishchandra Joshi/Thulasimathi Murgesan (IND) in tomorrow’s semifinal.
- WD – SL 3 – SU 5: Caitlin Dransfield/Carrie Wilson (AUS/NZ) def Flor Maria Del Milagro Arequipeno Vasgas/Diana Rojas Golac (PER) 15-21 21-9 21-13
Celine Vinot put up a great fight against first seed Halime Yildiz, but could not close out the win in her quarter final match.
- WS – SL 3: Halime Yildiz (TUR)  def Celine Vinot (AUS) 21-15 21-18
Lam Tsz Huen (AUS), who had been playing extremely well in her singles had to retire halfway through her first game due to injury.
Wojtek Czyz and men’s doubles partner Corrie Robinson had a bye today. They will play their semifinal match against Nehal Gupta and Naveen Sivakumar (IND) in the last scheduled match on day four.
Mischa Ginns narrowly missed out on qualifying for the knockout round in her event. Playing Chinese Taipei in her final pool draw match, she needed to win it in straight games to progress.
- WS – WH 2: Mischa Ginns (AUS) lost to I-Chen Yang (TPE) 16-21 15-21
Ginns was also in a quarterfinal match with mixed partner Lochan Cowper. While in the hunt early, the experienced Korean pair did not ease up and secured their place in the semifinals.
- XD – WH 1 – WH 2: Lochan Cowper/Mischa Ginns (AUS) lost to Kim Jung Jun/Kim Seungsuk (KOR) 11-21 15-21
New Zealand’s only short stature athlete at this tournament is Amy Dunn. Having played in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, today she bowed out of the Western Australia Para Badminton International 2023. Dunn has been playing badminton for less than one year and is the recipient of a BWF Female Participation Grant. The grant supports the BWF’s goal to increase female participation in Para badminton across all sport classes in the effort to increase the retention of athletes.
The BWF Female Participation Grant offers opportunities for female athletes to apply for financial support to attend and be Internationally Classified at a number of BWF sanctioned International tournaments annually. Each athlete must attend two BWF para badminton tournaments in 2023 to be eligible.
Play begins at 9am on Thursday 5 October.
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