Aussies Settle for Second at Vic International

Written by  Badminton Australia Monday, 02 July 2012 15:25

Australia was unable to claim a single title at the 2012 Li-Ning Victorian International over the weekend, being forced to settle for Runner Up in the Mixed and Women’s Doubles. Indonesia was the big winner on the day taking out all the doubles events, while India and Chinese Taipei claimed the men’s and women’s singles respectively.


In their final tournament before the London Olympic Games Australian’s Renuga Veeran and Leanne Choo cruised through the opening rounds before coming up against Indonesian’s Permatasari and Keshya in the final. While the game consisted of many closely fought long rallies it seemed to be the Indonesians who would always come out on top, winning 21-13 21-11. The one sided score line was not a true indicator on how close the match was. Veeran and Choo will have many more opportunities to improve on this over the coming weeks, with Permatasari and Keshya staying on in Melbourne for two weeks to help the Aussie girls prepare for London.


After taking out the Tahiti International Challenge in their first tournament together back in May, Ross Smith and Veeran were looking to make it two wins from two events in the final of the mixed doubles. While on the other side of the net Keshya was attempting to claim her second title of the day with Andhika Anhar. The Indonesian pairing managed to fight off Smith and Veeran 21-17 in a closely contested first game, before running away with the match to claim a 21-17 21-12 victory.


In the singles events Anup Sridah of India overcame Andrew Smith of England 21-13 21-11 to take the men’s title. While Tai Ching Chieh defeated Cheng Yu Chieh in an all Taiwanese women’s singles final.


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