Day one results - VICTOR Oceania Open Mixed Team Championships 2019

New Caledonia continue to celebrate as the Open team defeat the fourth seeds from Fiji minutes after their Junior team.

10AM – MORNING SESSION

Third seeds from Tahiti survived a scare on the morning of day one at the VICTOR Oceania Open Mixed Team Championships 2019. Guam’s Sarah Cai bought the score back level in her women’s singles and women’s doubles, alongside her twin sister Grace. However, in the final and deciding game, Tahiti’s men’s doubles pairing of Tarepa Bourgery and Manuarii Ly ensured an overall victory after defeating Junior Baptista and David Yao of Guam 21-10 21-11.

That was a tough match for us. We really wanted to win and I think the whole team was feeling quite nervous.”- Sarah Cai, Guam.

TEAM

SCORE

TEAM

TAHITI [3]

3-2

GUAM

NEW ZEALAND [2]

5-0

NEW CALEDONIA

AUSTRALIA [1]

5-0

SAMOA

2PM – AFTERNOON SESSION

First seeds Australia and second seeds New Zealand continued their 5-0 winning streaks throughout the afternoon against New Caledonia and Guam respectively. Fiji joined in with the afternoon whitewash after defeating Samoa on court one.

TEAM

SCORE

TEAM

FIJI [4]

5-0

SAMOA

AUSTRALIA [1]

5-0

NEW CALEDONIA

NEW ZEALAND [2]

5-0

GUAM

6PM – EVENING SESSION

Later in the evening, the roars from the crowd and relentless team spirit saw New Caledonia steal the show after defeating the fourth seeds from Fiji. The team powered through the opening matches after winning the mixed and women’s doubles. Shortly after this, the women’s singles match came to an unfortunate end as Andra Whiteside had to withdraw through injury. Fiji’s men’s doubles pair didn’t let the 3-0 scoreline dampen their spirits and put on a great performance to prevent a whitewash against the New Caledonians.

We’ve been supporting each other throughout the evening and fielded one of our strongest teams. We have played against Fiji often and this is a great way to find out what our standard is like amongst the Pacific Islands. Many of us here are preparing for the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games in July, so this is a great confidence boost for us” – Laurene Ben Lahoussine, New Caledonia.

TEAM

SCORE

TEAM

FIJI [4]

1-4

NEW CALEDONIA

AUSTRALIA [1]

5-0

GUAM

TAHITI [3]

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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