On day four at the 5th Turkish Para-Badminton International 2019, Badminton Australia’s Caitlin Dransfield and Céline Vinot celebrated success in the group stages of the SL3 – SU5 women’s doubles.
Dransfield was one of the first matches on court in the first round of the mixed doubles SL3 – SU5 main draw, alongside German partner, Erwin De Smet. The pair got off to a great start against the 5/8 seeds from France, but were unable to continue their run and eventually lost the match in three:
- Guillaume Gailly/Veronique Braud (FRA) [5/8] vs Erwin De Smet/Caitlin Dransfield (AUS) 16-21 21-16 21-15
Dransfield later returned to court to complete her last two matches in the group stages of the women’s doubles SL3 – SU5. Alongside fellow compatriot Céline Vinot, the pair redeemed their first group match loss to win against the 3/4 seeds and strong opposition from Ukraine to finish second in the group:
- Caitlin Dransfield/Céline Vinot (AUS) vs Abinecia Maria Da Silva/Cintya Oliveira (BRA) [3/4] 16-21 21-19 21-16
- Caitlin Dransfield/Céline Vinot (AUS) vs Oksana Kozyna/Ivanna Redka (UKR) 21-15 21-18
“As I aim towards Tokyo 2020, it was great to have a productive first event with some competitive games, close wins and qualifying for the main draw with Célinet.” – Caitlin Dransfield
The Australian pair will compete in quarter-finals against the first seeds from Indonesia, Leani Ratri Oktila and Khalimatus Sadiyah Sukohandoko, from 3.30pm (local time) on Friday 29 March 2019.
View all the results from day four of competition at the 5th Turkish Para-Badminton International on Tournament Software.