Quarterfinal places reserved for Australia

Australia made a strong start to their doubles campaigns at the Seamaster 2017 Australian Open this morning. In their opening round match of the Women’s Doubles Jian Fang Lay and Miao Miao defeated Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Hsien-Tzu and Liu Yu-Hsin in three straight games; 11-9, 11-8, 11-8.  In the quarterfinal the pair will meet India’s Sutirtha Mukherjee […]

Australian Open main draw preview

Australia’s Jian Fang Lay and David Powell will be making their main draw appearances tomorrow at the Seamaster 2017 Australian Open. David Powell has drawn Gao Ning (SGP), the world no.40 and the highest ranked player from the qualification rounds. Powell knows the match is going to be difficult, but plans on staying positive and […]

Heartbreak for Bromley at Australian Open

Michelle Bromley (AUS) saw victory slip through her fingers today in a hard fought match against world no.79 Huang Yi-Hua (TPE).  Bromley was able to take a 3-1 lead and looked like causing the biggest upset of the tournament so far. But with the fifth and six games going the way of Huang 10-12 and 9-11, […]

Close encounters as opening day of the Australian Open concludes

The first day of play at the 2017 Australian Open concluded with Oceania athletes coming down on the wrong side of some close encounters. In the Women’s Singles Feng Chunyi (AUS) was within a whisker of a big upset when she faced off against Charlotte Carey (WAL), who currently sits at no. 220 in the […]

Bronze for Fiji at China Junior & Cadet Open

Team Fiji, comprised of sisters Grace and Sally Yee, has a secured a bronze medal in the Junior Girls’ Team event at the 2017 China Junior & Cadet Open. Coach Carolyn Lee, while pleased with the place on the podium, sees the win as a stepping stone: “It was certainly a surprise to win bronze in China, […]