Competition ramps up at the YONEX Bendigo International 2022

The competition is being fiercly contested at the YONEX Bendigo International 2022, as the field is narrowed down to eight ahead of the quarterfinals.

Day Three opened with the mixed doubles, seeing Oceania’s interest phased out as two pairs from Chinese Taipei ousted the fifth and eighth seeds from Australia and New Zealand.

The hybrid duo of Dylan Soedjasa and Kaitlyn Ea put up a good fight against the winner’s of last week’s YONEX Sydney International 2022, but were unable to find the answers in the latter half of their games.

  • Ko-Chi Chang/Chih Chen Lee (TPE) vs Ming Chuen Lim/Sylvina Kurniawan (AUS)[8] 21-14 21-16
  • Chen Xin-Yuan/Yang Ching Tun (TPE) vs Dylan Soedjasa/Kaitlyn Ea (NZL/AUS)[5] 21-14 21-17

Australia’s hopes in the women’s singles were dashed as Tiffany Ho succumbed to the pace and precision of Nana Hisaminatio – a 19-year-old who is competing in her first Open international tournament this week.

  • Nana Hisaminato (JPN) vs Tiffany Ho (AUS) 21-7 21-13

Pairs from Chinese Taipei and Japan reigned victorious in the women’s doubles draw too, particularly when it came to defeating pairs from Oceania.

Only Gronya Somerville and Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen were able to strain free from their stronghold. The Commonwealth Games fourth place finishers made up for last week’s early exit to book their quarterfinal spot in Bendigo, becoming one of only three remaining pairs from Oceania left in the competition.

  • Chia Hsin Lee/Chun Hsun Teng (TPE)[3] vs Kaitlyn Ea/Angela Yu (AUS) 21-13 21-11
  • Ching Hui Chang/Ching Tun Yang (TPE)[4] vs Lee Yen Khoo/Justine Villegas (AUS/NZL) 21-8 21-5
  • Minami Kawashima/Natsu Saito (JPN) vs Majan Almazan/Tiffany Ho (AUS) 21-9 21-15
  • Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen/Gronya Somerville (AUS) vs Su Yu Chen/Hsiao An Lu (TPE) 21-8 21-19

The other two pairs from Oceania to make it through to tomorrow’s quarterfinals are sixth seeds Lukas Defolky and Huaidong Tang, who overcame the challenge of neighboring rivals from New Zealand and Keith Edison and Mitchell Wheller who are still riding on a high after defeating the fifth seeded Canadian’s yesterday.

  • Lukas Defolky/Huaidong Tang (AUS)[6] vs Adam Jeffrey/Dylan Soedjasa (NZL) 21-16 18-21 21-16
  • Keith Edison/Mitchell Wheller (AUS) vs Marcus Kong/Rayne Wang (AUS) 21-15 21-17
  • Hin Long Chow/Chun Wai Lui (HKG) vs Adam Dong/Nyl Yakura (CAN)[2] 21-9 22-20
  • Ko-Chi Chang/Li-Wei Po (TPE)[3] vs Kenneth Choo/Ming Chuen Lim (AUS) 21-16 21-14

All of the results from day three are available to view on Tournament Software. The quarterfinals start at 10am local time (AEDT), opening with the mixed doubles.

All matches on courts one and two will be available to watch for free on the live stream (also available after the completion of matches), via Badminton Oceania’s YouTube Channel.

Photos, videos and more content from day one is available to view on Badminton Oceania’s Facebook page. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #BendigoInternational22