Super Sunday, Australian Tour Finals blog


SUPER SUNDAY, AUSTRALIAN TOUR FINALS

4:40pm - A classy performance from Louise Grice and Mariafe Artacho del Solar! They win gold, beating Alice Rohkamper and Hannah Rohkamper 21-15, 21-11. They really have been a class above this weekend at the Australian Tour Titles

3:52pm - Australia wins a cracker! Chris McHugh/Damien Schumann lose the first set to USA's David McKienzie and Ian Satterfield, but fight back to take the next two to win 13-21, 21-16, 15-10! It was a feisty finish in front of a capacity crowd - well done McHugh/Schumann, well done Manly!

2:43pm - Bronze to Michaela Vorlova/Lucia Michalovicova! They beat Australia's Becchara Palmer/Jessyka Ngauamo 2-0. Of course Lucy and Mika are unofficial Australians

1:55pm - Women's bronze about to get underway.. Palmer/Ngauamo v Vorlova/Michalovicova

1:08pm - Bronze for Australia! Isaac Kapa in his comeback to competition teams up with Tim Dickson to beat Japan 2-0 to secure third place. Great to have the Kap back on the sand.

12:15pm - What a match! After storming through the opening set, the Rohkampers drop the second to fellow Manly locals, Vorlova/Michalovicova, forcing the match into a third. Then, with the set locked at 13-all, a crucial net touch call goes the way of the Rohkampers, and they go on to win the set 15-13 and book a place in the gold medal match.

11:12am - You can't get much more emphatic than that for Mfe and Lou! Artacho del Solar and Grice getting the job done in straight sets against their former [laying partners Palmer/Ngauamo, to book their place in this afternoon's gold medal match at Manly Beach. 

10:18am - So the battle of the ex-playing partners goes the way of Chris McHugh. It's the first time Chris and Isaac Kapa have played against each other since the Rio qualifying campaign, with McHugh and Damien Schumann triumphing 2-0 over Kapa/Tim Dickson. It means Damien and Chris will take on the Americans this afternoon for the gold, while Kapa/Dickson will take on Japan for the bronze

9:37am - It's the US combination of McKienzie and Satterfield who are first through to the gold medal match. After a slow start they beat Japan 2-1.