Pictured: Gavin Kyjac Ong, Australia. Photo Credit: Badminton Victoria
From Monday 18 – Sunday 24, top juniors from Australia and New Zealand will be competing in the Singapore Youth International Series 2019.
Across the first two days, a number of the player’s opened their campaign in the first rounds – across various disciplines and age groups.
Australia’s Shrey Dhand, competing in the Men’s Singles U13’s, got off to a great start as he stormed past two Asian opponents to book his place in the third round.
Similarly, the first and fourth seeds in the Men’s Singles U15 – Asher Jing Jie Ooi and Timothy Sentosa – settled in comfortably as they won their opening rounds. Meanwhile, Gavin Ong (second seed in the Men’s Single U15) was the only player from Australia to progress into the second round.
The reigning regional Champion, Edward Lau, was knocked out in the first round by the third seed from Chinese Taipei over three close games. The reigning Men’s Singles Champion from this year’s Australian Junior International 2019, Rio Agustino, suffered a similar fate, with a 21-19 defeat in the third and deciding game.
Australia’s Priska Kustiadi became the only Women’s Singles U17 player to progress into the second round following a stunning victory against the sixth seed from Singapore. However, one of the biggest shock exits came in the form of New Zealand’s first seed, Shaunna Li, who was edged out by Thailand’s Nutnicha Jatupanaporn.
Check out all of Oceania’s players results from days one and two at the Singapore Youth International Series 2019:
- Shrey Dhand (AUS) vs Chen Po-Cheng (TPE) 21-9 21-17
- Shrey Dhand (AUS) vs Josh Yu Da Hiew (SGP) 21-3 21-10
- Asher Jing Jie OOI (AUS) vs Baptiste Labarthe (FRA) 22-20 21-12
- Timothy Sentosa (AUS) vs Papanggorn Srirung (THA) 21-13 21-11
- Akshat Reddy Gavva (IND) vs Richard Lin (NZL) 21-8 21-5
- Aditya Diwakar (IND) vs Jun Zong Kayson Goh (AUS) 18-21 21-11 21-17
- Ting Wen Xuan (MAS) vs Julian Mao Lun Lee (AUS) 21-18 19-21 21-13
- Lu Pei Yang (TPE) vs Benjamin Eu-Wen Chen (AUS) 19-21 22-20 21-17
- Gavin Kyjac Ong (AUS) vs Yordan Alexander Gunawan (INA) 21-10 21-17
- Seiya Inoue (JPN) vs Gavin Kyjac Ong (AUS) 21-14 21-16
- Liao Jhuo-Fu (TPE) vs Edward Lau (NZL) 19-21 21-19 21-11
- Zhen Yi Ong (MAS) vs Rio Agustino (AUS) 21-17 16-21 21-19
- Nutnicha Jatupanaporn (THA) vs Shaunna Li (NZL) 21-19 21-15
- Wong Ling Ching (MAS) vs Carina Sam (AUS) 21-7 21-17
- Ilisha Tanasekar (SGP) vs Sydney Go (AUS) 21-17 22-20
- Wong Qiao Shi Odelia (MAS) vs Kai Qi (Bernice) Teoh (AUS) 13-21 21-14 21-17
- Priska Kustiadi (AUS) vs Neo Wei Qin (SGP) 21-17 21-15
- Sorano Yoshikawa (JPN) vs Farah Thien (NZL) 21-4 21-10
- Huang Yuan Bo/Lee Chang Lung (TPE) vs Benjamin Eu-Wen Chen/Gavin Kyjac Ong (AUS) 21-11 21-10
- Chen Zih-Jie/Ye Jhih Jyun (TPE) vs Jun Zong Kayson Goh/Julian Mao Lun Lee (AUS) 21-14 21-11
- Az-Azahra Putri Dania/Aisyah Salsabila Putri Pranata (INA) vs Priska Kustiadi/Carina Sam (AUS) 21-8 21-15
More players will open their campaign on day three, including in the Women’s Singles U15 and Women’s Doubles U17, while the remaining players continue to extend their run in Signapore.
Check out all results on Tournament Software.