Australia’s Anthony Joe was one of the first seeds to fall on day one of the South Australia International 2019, with another shock exit from last week’s Women’s Singles Champion in Perth, and this week’s third seed from Chinese Taipei, Liang Ting Yu.
- Alap Mishra (IND) vs Anthony Joe (AUS) 21-11 21-18
- Natsuki Nidaira (JPN) vs Liang Ting Yu (TPE) 21-13 21-15
Meanwhile, Keith Edison looked sharp in the first game against his tenth seeded opponent. However, the Italian retaliated with interest and broke through Edison’s impressive defence in a comfortable deciding game.
- Fabio Caponio (ITA) vs Keith Mark Edison (AUS) 19-21 21-16 21-9
Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Abhinav Manota got off to a strong start in the Men’s Singles, along with the likes of Australia’s Daniel Fan and Pit Seng Low – all eligible to compete in the Oceania Tour.
- Abhinav Manota (NZL) vs Heng Lin Ngan (ENG) 21-16 21-14
Liang Ting Yu set off a chain reaction as a handful of other favourites followed suit in quick succession, overwhelmed by their opponents.
- Shiori Ebihara (JPN) vs Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen (AUS) 21-16 21-13
- Peng Li Ting (TPE) vs Georgina Bland (ENG) 21-12 21-16
- Tung Ciou-Tong (TPE) vs Louisa Ma (AUS) 24-22 21-12
In the Mixed Doubles, New Zealand’s Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak conjured a convincing victory against the American third seeds, while Australia’s Wendy Chen suffered another first round exit with her partner, Mitchell Wheller.
- Chi Yu Jen/Lin Xiao Min (TPE) vs Mitchell Wheller/Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen (AUS) 21-12 21-17
- Oliver Leydon-Davis/Anona Pak (NZL) vs Mathew Fogarty/Isabel Zhong (USA) 21-10 21-8
Reigning Regional Champions, Simon Leung and Gronya Somerville, looked a little shaky in the first game against the big hitters from Chinese Taipei. However, it didn’t take long for the talented pair to find their form and run away with an emphatic win in two games.
- Simon Wing Hang Leung/Gronya Somerville (AUS) vs Chen Xin-Yuan/Huang Chien Tzu (TPE) 21-18 21-9
Check out all results from day one on Tournament Software.
Day two begins at 9am local time (GMT + 9.30).