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Regional champions pair up for their first HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500
The champions from the VICTOR Oceania Individual Championships in the mixed and women’s doubles compete in the Singapore Open 2019 this week.
Australian duo, Simon Leung and Gronya Somerville partnered up for their first ever HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500 event as a pair – as they continue to grow with more experience on the world stage.
In the first round of the qualifying stage for the mixed doubles, the Australian’s came up against Singapore’s Kwek Jun Liang Andy and Putri Sari Dewi Citra.
The match remained close throughout the two games but a five-point consecutive win in both games helped the Singaporean’s to take the momentum to an overall win 21-18 21-16 in 30 minutes.
"Unfortunately, we lost the match against the Singaporean’s. Overall I made too many mistakes which gave them free points. And at this level you can’t do that especially in crucial parts of the match. We had our chances in both sets especially second set when we had a decent lead going into the interval but we then fell behind. Definitely another learning experience going into New Zealand Open in a few weeks but it shows we need to be a lot better if we want to win matches.” – Simon Leung.
Gronya Somerville is back in action later this evening, alongside women’s doubles partner - Setyana Mapasa - from 6.40pm local time.
You can view all the results on Tournament Software.