August 4, 2012

With the Singles Events won, and the medal ceremonies completed, it was time for the Team’s Events to commence.

Oceania has one team competing in both the Men’s Team Event and Women’s Team Event. Australia qualified as the representative following their results at the 2012 World Table Tennis Team Championships. The Team Event is a straight knock out event with 16 teams in total.

Australia (Jian Fang Lay, Miao Miao and Vivian Tan) were facing Germany in the first round. The opening match saw Irene Ivancan account for Miao 7-11 15-13 11-5 11-8, before Wu Jiaduo made light work of Jian, winning 11-7 11-7 11-7. The doubles saw Miao team up with Vivian, as Germany put in Kristin Silbereisen and Wu Jiaduo. The Australians were unable to win the match, although there were chances with the final score 11-6 9-11 12-10 12-10.