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Millar and Pou-Tito Take Out Higher Seedings

Millar and Pou-Tito Take Out Higher Seedings at NZ Senior Nationals

Zac Millar and Sacha Pou-Tito have upset their higher seeded opponents in the second round of the New Zealand Senior Nationals to continue with the upsets from Round 1.

In the Women’s Open Sacha Pou-Tito played 6th seed Rebecca Barnett and there were some fierce rallies between these two. Pou-Tito however was able to dominate the court and the volley making Barnett do all the running and eventually Pou-Tito closed the game out in four.

In the Men’s Open 9th seed Zac Millar was able to upset fellow Waikato teammate Chris Lloyd and 8th seed of the tournament in a strong 3. Jo Williams upset from taking out Kashif Shuja in the first round was not to continue going down in 4 to Michael Sunderland.

Full Results below. Draws can be found here Senior Nationals Individuals and Teams Draws 2016

Quarter Finals kick off at 10am and live streamed games are as follow with links and channels below:

Court 2

• 10:00am – Women’s Open Quarter Final - (5) Danielle Fourie vs (4) Ellie Epke

• 10:40am – Women’s Open Quarter Final - (3) Emma Millar vs Sacha Pou-Tito

• 11:20am – Men’s Open Quarter Final - (5) Chris van der Salm vs (4) Ben Grindrod

• 12:00pm – Men’s Open Quarter Final - (3) Lance Beddoes vs (6) Oliver Johnston

Court 6

• 10:00am – Women’s Open Quarter Final - (1) Megan Craig vs (8) Abbie Palmer

• 10:40am – Women’s Open Quarter Final - (7) Joanna Shanks vs (2) Amanda Landers-Murphy

• 11:20am – Men’s Open Quarter Final - (1) Paul Coll vs Zac Millar

• 12:00pm – Men’s Open Quarter Final – (2) Campbell Grayson vs Michael Sunderland

Men’s Open

(1) Paul Coll bt Sam Atkins – 11/6 11/3 11/2

Zac Millar bt (8) Chris Lloyd – 11/8 11/3 11/9

(5) Chris van der Salm bt Cameron Jamieson – 11/6 11/8 12/10

(4) Ben Grindrod bt Jonathan Barnett – 11/8 13/11 11/1

(3) Lance Beddoes bt Jackson Beresford – 11/4 11/5 11/8

(6) Oliver Johnston bt Luke Jones – 9/11 11/8 11/7 11/7

Michael Sunderland bt Joseph Williams – 11/4 8/11 13/11 11/7

(2) Campbell Grayson bt Sion Wiggin – 11/5 11/3 11/2

Women’s Open

(1) Megan Craig bt Holly Donnelly – 11/2 11/3 11/4

(8) Abbie Palmer bt Kaitlyn Watts – 12/10 3/11 11/5 11/6

(5) Danielle Fourie bt Anna Hughes – 11/3 10/12 14/12 11/5

(4) Ellie Epke bt Casey Owen – 11/9 11/5 11/4

(3) Emma Millar bt Juee Bhide – 11/4 11/6 11/7

Sacha Pou-Tito bt (6) Rebecca Barnett – 11/8 2/11 11/8 11/8

(7) Joanna Shanks bt Priscilla Wildsmith – 11/7 11/13 3/11 11/6 11/5

(2) Amanda Landers-Murphy bt Trina Moore – 11/3 11/3 11/4

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