Pictured: Chang Ko-Chi and Lee Chih Chen (Chines Taipei)
The pairs from Chinese Taipei set the tone in the mixed doubles as they claimed all four semifinal spots at the YONEX Sydney International 2022, leaving the third seeds (Chang and Lee, pictured) favourites for the title
This morning, the greatest threat came from Canadian first seeds (Ty Lindeman and Josephine Wu), who had three match points during the second game. However, Chen and Yang made a miraculous recovery to seize that game on their second time of asking, before winning the decider to join their compatriots in the last four.
- Chen Xin-Yuan/Yang Ching Tun (TPE) vs Ty Lindeman/Josephine Wu (CAN) 16-21 23-21 21-17
Oceania’s seven-time women’s singles champion and second seed in Sydney, Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen, fell at the hands of Malaysia’s 19-year-old Wong Ling Ching, who has been confidently commanding the court at her first BWF Grade Three tournament.
- Wong Ling Ching (MAS) vs Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen (AUS) 21-8 21-14
She will be the only non-Chinese Taipei representative in the women’s singles semifinals as their contingent demonstrate strength and depth across the disciplines.
After removing two of the seeded players from the draw, Australia’s Jack Yu met his match during the quarterfinals in the shape of fourth seed, Chen Chi Tong. Jack’s fellow compatriot Ricky Tang was also on court later in the afternoon, ending his journey in a similar fashion against the seventh seeded Singaporean.
- Chen Chi Ting (TPE) vs Jack Yu (AUS) 21-11 21-16
- Jia Wei Joel Koh (SGP) vs Ricky Tang (AUS) 21-11 21-10
It was a different story in the men’s doubles, with Canada’s first seeds seeing off the challenge from their eight seeded opponents.
- Adam Dong/Nyl Yakue (CAN) vs Wang Chia Min/Wu Cheng-En (TPE) 21-19 21-17
Moreover, Australia’s last hope in the quarterfinals rested with this year’s Oceania men’s doubles champion (Kenneth Choo) and his partner Andika Ramadiansyah. Cross court dives towards the end of their first game proved crucial for the pair as they won an electrifying first game 22-20. The Canadian’s fought back in the second but were not able to capitalise on their momentum as Kenneth and Andika celebrated victory in front of a home crowd.
- Kenneth Choo/Andika Ramadiansyah (AUS) vs Kevin Lee/Ty Lindeman (CAN) 22-20 12-21 21-15
In the women’s doubles, Chinese Taipei remained the omnipotent force with seven out of eight pairs in today’s quarterfinals, alongside the top seeded Canadian’s. The Asia-Americas clash went right down to the wire. At one game all, the third remained relatively level until a couple of mistakes towards the end assisted the Chinese Taipei pair to close in on victory after 47 minutes on court.
- Chiu Pin-Chian/Jiang Yi-Hua (TPE) vs Catherine Choi/Josephine Wu (CAN) 21-19 16-21 21- 21-18
View all results from today’s quarterfinals alongside the schedule for the semifinals on Tournament Software – click here to view.
The semifinals will begin at 4pm (AEDT) on Saturday 8 October 2022. All matches will be available to watch on the live stream (also available after the completion of matches), via Badminton Oceania’s YouTube Channel.