Day three – Semi-finals – VICTOR Oceania Open Individual Championships 2019 results

Three days of thrilling badminton action culminated with the semi-finals this evening as the finalists for the VICTOR Oceania Open Individual Championships are confirmed.

Tahiti’s Rémi Ross was the only player outside of New Zealand and Australia to secure a place in the Open men’s singles semi final. Meanwhile, Australia and New Zealand have dominated the later stages of the draw, with a handful of their top seeded players making it to the final day.

The Tahitian shuttler put on a sterling display of badminton this evening in an exact repeat of last year’s final. This time, he overcame his rival and first seed, New Zealand’s Abhinav Manota. If Rémi Rossi succeeds tomorrow, he will be the first player outside of New Zealand and Australia to take a gold medal home from this event.

Men’s singles semi final results

Winner

Opponent

Score

MS semi final 1

Rémi Rossi [5]

TAH

Abhinav Manota [1]

NZL

21-10 21-18

MS semi final 2

Oscar Guo [6]

NZL

Keith Mark Edison

AUS

21-16 22-20

My plan was to move faster than Abhinav and take the shuttle as early as possible as he can be an extremely deceptive player. This will be my third time playing in the final and I hope to take home the gold medal this year.“ – Remi Ross, Tahiti

Four-time reigning champion and Olympian, Wendy Chen is on track for a fifth consecutive women’s singles title after storming through her semi-final against the fourth seed from New Zealand, Sally Fu.

Women’s singles semi final results

Winner

Opponent

Score

WS semi final 1

Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen [1]

AUS

Sally Fu [4]

NZL 

21-15 21-9

WS semi final 2

Yingzi Jiang

AUS

Louisa Ma [2]

AUS

21-19 21-14

Please see the results from the doubles throughout the evening below:

Men’s doubles semi final results

Winner

Opponent

Score

MD semi final 1

Simon Wing Hang Leung [1]

Mitchell Wheller

AUS

Lukas Defolky [4]

Raymond Tam

AUS

 

MD semi final 2

Sawan Serasinghe

Eric Vuong

AUS

Jacob Schueler

Felix Wang

AUS

21-15 21-13

 

Women’s doubles semi final results

Winner

Opponent

Score

WD semi final 1

Setyana Mapasa [1]

Gronya Somerville

AUS

Erena Calder -Hawkins

Anona Pak

NZL

21-12 21-14

WD semi final 2

Yingzi Jiang [3]

Louisa Ma

AUS

Jessica Lim

Talia Saunders

AUS

 

 

We have taken this tournament one game at a time and were prepared for each point. We have bought a positive attitude and we hope to repeat the performance in tomorrow’s final.“ – Setyana Mapasa, Australia.

 

Mixed doubles semi final results

Winner

Opponent

Score

XD semi final 1

Simon Wing Hang Leung [1]

Gronya Somerville

AUS

Huaidong Tang [5]

Setyana Mapasa

AUS

21-12 21-6

XD semi final 2

Sawan Serasinghe [6]

Lee Yen Khoo

AUS

Mitchell Wheller

Jessica Lim

AUS

21-4 21-7

We always go into our matches with a game plan and this time we managed to do that really well. We played to our strengths and set up the attack throughout the game“ - Sawan Serasinghe, Australia.

The VICTOR Oceania Junior Individual Championships 2019 have also been taking place at the same time. Check out the highlights from the junior Championships here.

The finals of the VICTOR Oceania Individual Championships (Open and Junior) will take place from 12 midday on Thursday 14 February 2019. You can view the schedule here.

All matches with be available to watch on the live stream for free on OVO.




Comments

Comment Guidelines: The SportsTG Network is made up of players, families and passionate sports followers like you who have a strong opinion about sport. That's great - we want you to have your say and share your thoughts with the world. However, we have a few rules that you must follow to keep it fun for all. Please don't be rude, abusive, swear or vilify others. Apart from some pretty serious sport sanctions, we also can ban you and report you if things get out of hand. So play fair and have fun, and thanks for your contribution.

Oceania World Tour

An initiative, supported by the BWF, to provide an additional incentive to players to support events in the region and to provide the best players in the region with some additional support to attend international events or training camps. Find out more here.

The Oceania Tour rankings list is available here.

Upcoming Events:

2019:

VICTOR Oceania Open Championships
VICTOR Oceania Junior Championships
11-14 February 

 

VICTOR Oceania Mixed Team Chamionships
VICTOR Oceania Junior Mixed Team Championships 
15 - 17 February

 

YONEX North Harbour International - Future Series
21-24 March

 

Waikato International - International Series
28-31 March

 

 See the Events Page for full information on each event

Partners

I Am Badminton

i am badminton

Links

Player Rankings