Pictured: Setyana Mapasa (left) and Gronya Somerville (Australia). Photo Credit: @Gronyasomerville (Instagram)
Australia’s National Champions and the reigning regional Champions, Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa, celebrated a tremendous victory at the YONEX – SUNRISE Nepal International Challenge 2019.
The first seeds did not succumb to the pressure, as the eased through the first round and quarterfinals, before coming up against the seeded players.
In the semfinals, the pair recovered from one game down to overcome the third seeds from Thailand:
- Setyana Mapasa/Gronya Somerville (AUS) vs Ruethaichanok Laisuan/Supamart Mingchua (THA) 18-21 21-16 21-13
In the finals, the pair returned to court to take on the fourth seeds Maneesha and Rutaparna, who ousted the second seeds in the semifinals.
The Australian’s got off to a solid start, before the Indian opponents retaliated in a close second game. However, the experience of Setyana and Gronya shone through in the third and deciding game as they sealed the victory.
- Setyana Mapasa/Gronya Somerville (AUS) vs Maneesha K/Rutaparna Panda (IND) 21-10 18-21 21-11.
Their win sees the pair reach number 30 in the latest World Rankings (released Tuesday 19 November 2019) – the highest that the pair have been ranked since June 2018.
View all of the results from the YONEX – SUNRISE Nepal International Challenge 2019 on Tournament Software.