Sudirman Cup: NZ beat Turkey and Sri Lanka
New Zealand have won their second successive tie at the Sudirman Cup world mixed team badminton championships in Malaysia after a 3-2 win over Turkey last night.
The brother and sister pairing of Oliver and Susannah Leydon-Davis [pictured] remain unbeaten after they took out the deciding match yesterday.
Oliver and his men’s doubles partner Kevin Dennerly-Minturn are also undefeated. After losing their opening tie 3-2 to the Philippines on Sunday, New Zealand rebounded to beat Sri Lanka 3-2 on Monday.
The Kiwis have a rest day today before taking on Ukraine tomorrow in their Level 3 Group A competition.
New Zealand 3 Turkey 2 (New Zealand names first):-
Men’s doubles: Kevin Dennerly-Minturn/Oliver Leydon-Davis bt Ramazan Ozturk/ Emre Lale 21-17 21-10
Women’s singles: Anna Rankin lost to Ozge Bayrak 5-21 6-21
Men’s singles: Joe Wu bt Ramazan Ozturk 21-16 18-21 24-22
Women’s doubles: Amanda Brown/Kritteka Gregory lost to Ozge Bayrak/Neslihan 10-21 12-21
Mixed doubles: Oliver Leydon-Davis/Susannah Leydon-Davis bt Murat Sen/Ebru Yazgan 22-20 21-11