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Kiwi Involvement Ends in Quarters at Fernbaby

Kiwi Involvement Ends in Quarters at Fernbaby Badminton International


New Zealand’s participation in the Fernbaby Auckland Badminton International came to a grinding halt in the quarter finals at the Gillies Ave Badminton Hall today, with all bowing out of the tournament.

The biggest upset was that of top seeded men’s doubles pairing Oliver Leydon-Davis and Kevin Dennerly-Minturn, beaten in five games by a lower ranked pairing from Taipei. The Kiwis looked the goods through the opening two games but could not finish the match off, dropping the final three games to end their involvement in the tournament.

Both remaining singles players left in the draw also bowed out, with 15 year old Gaea Mari Galvez no match for her more experienced Taipei opponent in losing in straight games. Abinav Manota hinted at a semi-final berth, winning the opening game against Kuo Po Cheng (Taipei) only to lose the next three in a close tussle.

In the women’s doubles Emma Chapple and Danielle Tahuri could not foot it with their Taipei opponents, losing their quarter final in straight games.

Taipei has dominated the tournament, providing an amazing 14 of the 20 semi-finalists across all disciplines, including all four of the men’s and women’s singles semi-finals.

Semi-finals are played Saturday night (for results see link below) and finals for all events are played on Sunday at Gillies Ave Badminton Hall, play starting at 11am.

Fernbaby Auckland International 2014

Mixed Doubles Quarter Finals

Chia Han Lee & Chia Hsin Lee [TPE] def Tien Tzu Chieh & Ling Fang Hu [Tpe] 11-8, 11-6, 10-11, 10-11, 11-4; Ruud Bosch & Shuai Pei Ling [TPE] def Matthew Chau & Mapasa Setyana [AUS] 11-8, 9-11, 11-10, 11-8; Shang Kai Lin & Hsin Yu Tsai [TPE] def Ming Tse Yang & Pin Chi Chao [TPE] 11-9, 11-6, 4-11, 11-9; Daniel Guda & Gronya Somerville [AUS] def Chia Hung Lu & Su Yu Chen [TPE] 2-11, 11-10, 11-4, 8-11, 11-6

Women’s Singles Quarter Finals

Chiang Mei Hui [TPE] def Gaea Mari Galvez [NZL] 11-0, 11-5, 11-7; Ting Yu Liang [TPE] def Verdet Kessler [AUS] 11-9, 11-7, 4-11, 11-7; Shuo Yun Sung [TPE] def Joy Lai [AUS] 11-3, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6; Chia Hsin Lee [TPE] def Ling Fang Hu [TPE] 11-10, 9-11, 11-10, 11-7

Men’s Singles Quarter Finals

Vi Hen Tan [TPE] def James Eunson [AUS] 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-8; Kuo Po Cheng [TPE] def Abinav Manota [NZL] 9-11, 11-10, 11-8, 11-7; Chia Hung Lu [TPE] def En Chia Chang [TPE] 11-4, 11-8, 11-6; Yu Chun Hsien [TPE] def Ikmal Hussain Jaafar [MAS] 11-10, 8-11, 11-10, 11-7

Women’s Doubles Quarter Finals

Ching Hui Chang & Hsin Tien Chang [TPE] def Aurelie Boutin & Moehau Hira [PYF] 11-2, 11-2, 11-1; Tzu Chin Pan & Hsin Yu Tsai [TPE] def Emma Chapple & Danielle Tahuri [NZL] 11-7, 11-9, 11-5; Leanne Choo & Gronya Somerville [AUS] def Ling Fang Hu & Shuai Pei Ling [TPE] 11-6, 11-7, 11-9; Jacqueline Guan & Mapasa Setyana [AUS] def Chia Hsin Lee & Shuo Yun Sung [TPE] 11-9, 11-5, 10-11, 11-9

Men’s Doubles Quarter Finals

Matthew Chau & Sawan Serasinghe [AUS] def Chia Han Lee & Yuan Cheng Wu [TPE] 9-11, 10-11, 11-9, 11-10, 11-7; Ruud Bosch & Tien Tzu Chieh [NED/TPE] def Hsuan Wen Chang & Shang Kai Lin [TPE] 6-11, 11-8, 11-10, 11-6; Li Wei Po & Ming Tse Yang [TPE] def Kevin James Dennerly Minturn & Oliver Leydon Davis [NZL] 10-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5; Jia Huo Chen & Chun Kang Shia [MAS] def Wei Chi Liou & Chia Hung Lu [TPE] 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8

For all results, CLICK HERE

Fern Baby Auckland International
September 18-21
Gillies Ave Badminton Hall, Auckland
Finals – Sunday 11am

For more on the tournament and Badminton New Zealand, CLICK HERE

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