Australia Take 3rd Place in Group 2

Written by  Tuesday, 30 May 2017 19:09

Australian has finished the 2017 TOTAL Sudirman Cup on a high, defeating Commonwealth rival Canada 3-2 in a tense final match to take 3rd place in Group 2. See below an exert from a BWF website regarding the team’s win. The position ranks the team 15th overall, the highest ever placing achieved by Australia in the tournament.

 

From the BWF;

 

“Australia gave local fans something to cheer about in their last outing of the tournament. The home team came from ‘Down Under’ to defeat Canada 3-2 to determine 15th and 16th places overall.

 

Once again, Sawan Serasinghe and Setyana Mapasa starred prominently as the hosts won all three doubles matches while Canada took both singles. The pair combined to conquer Nyl Yakura and Josephine Wu in Mixed Doubles (21-13 21-16) and returned later to rescue Australia after Canada’s Jason Ho-Shue and Michelle Li had seized the advantage with singles victories. Men’s Doubles combination, Serasinghe and Matthew Chau, levelled the tie 2-2 before Mapasa and Gronya Somerville sealed the result. They held off Li and Rachel Honderich, 21-12 13-21 21-17, to end on a memorable note.”

 

Australian Team Results
Australia – 4 def. USA – 1
Australia – 5 def. Austria – 0
Australia – 1 lost to Singapore – 4
Australia – 3 def. Canada – 4

 

Full Tournament Results - http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=9D5AE85E-5686-4389-95E6-D700293D2329

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