Day one results - VICTOR Oceania Junior Mixed Team Championships 2019

New Caledonia cause the biggest upset of day one after defeating fourth seeds, Fiji in the VICTOR Oceania Open Mixed Team Championships 2019.

10AM – MORNING SESSION

First seeds New Zealand and second seed, Australia, walk away from day one of the competition with a 5-0 win in every tie. They opened proceedings on day one against New Caledonia and Cook Islands respectively.

Meanwhile, Samoa captivated the crowd after winning the men’s doubles match 21-19 19-21 21-19. Charles Faalogoifo and Chris Peti showed their determination on court after walking on court 2-0 down to Fiji. They survived the must win situation, but was shortly followed by success for Fiji as they won their women’s and mixed doubles match to secure a 4-1 victory.

TEAM

SCORE

TEAM

AUSTRALIA [2]

5-0

NEW CALEDONIA

NEW ZEALAND [1]

5-0

COOK ISLANDS

FIJI [4]

4-1

SAMOA

2PM – AFTERNOON SESSION

Tonga played in their very first match of the Championships this afternoon, coming up against the third seeds from Tahiti. Tonga’s Siosaia Fonua and Taniela Ngaue took Tahiti’s Heinoa Deane and Teiva Politi to three games, but weren’t able to capitalise on their form in the second set to take the overall game. Meanwhile, Tahitian shuttler Nina Smits had to withdraw from her match through injury.

TEAM

SCORE

TEAM

TAHITI [3]

4-1

TONGA

6PM – EVENING SESSION

New Caledonia are celebrating a huge win in both the Junior and Open Mixed Team Championships after defeating fourth seeds Fiji. The young team didn’t hold back against the Fijians and took every match over two games, which will be a confidence booster after a their loss to Australia this morning.

“It was a great atmosphere in the hall while New Celdonia played against the fourth seeds from Fiji on the live streamed courts. I am proud of the juniors for their performance this evening and we’re very happy to win this match.”- Johanna Kou, team coach of the Junior New Caledonia team.

TEAM

SCORE

TEAM

FIJI [4]

0-5

NEW CALEDONIA

TAHITI [3]

5-0

COOK ISLANDS

NEW ZEALAND [1]

5-0

TONGA

AUSTRALIA [2]

5-0

SAMOA

You can view all of today’s results on Tournament Software.

Day two of competition takes place from 10am on Saturday 16 February 2019 – you can view the schedule here.

Remember, you can watch courts one and two, live and for free on OVO mobile.




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