Sudirman Cup: NZ beaten by Ukraine
New Zealand will play Switzerland in a cross-over pool match last night at the Sudirman Cup world team badminton championships in Malaysia.
The Kiwis finished third in their pool after they were beaten 5-0 by the Ukraine, who topped the group, in their final group match at the world mixed teams event.
New Zealand 0 Ukraine 5 (New Zealand names first).
Men's singles: Joe Wu lost to Dmytro Zavadsky 21-11 14-21 17-21
Women's singles: Anna Rankin lost to Mariya Diptan 22-24 21-13 21-10
Women's doubles: Amanda Brown/Kritteka Gregory lost to Mariya Diptan/Natalya Voytsekh 21-16 21-11,
Men's doubles: Kevin Dennerly-Minturn/Oliver Leydon-Davis lost to Nishan Karunaratne/Thushan Karunaratne 21-12 21-12,
Mixed doubles: Oliver Leydon-Davis/Susannah Leydon-Davis [pictured] lost to Valeriy Atrashchenkov/Anna Kobceva 21-13 13-21 21-11.