Day Six Playoffs : South Africa grab 9th, France and HK into 5/6 match
SOUTH AFRICA 2-1 JAPAN
Hayley Ward 3-2 Erisa Sano Herring 6-11, 7-11, 11-6, 14-12, 13-11
Alexandra Fuller 0-3 Satomi Watanabe 3-11, 1-11, 1-11
Lizelle Muller 3-1 Risa Sugimoto 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-3
SWITZERLAND 1-2 AUSTRALIA
Ambre Allinckx 3-0 Alex Haydon 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
Cindy Merlo 0-3 Donna Lobban 4-11, 5-11, 4-11 (25m)
Nadia Pfister 1-3 Jessica Turnbull 6-11, 11-8, 6-11, 13-15
South Africa take ninth
The 9/12 Round Robin continued with the third match for each team, having played twice yesterday.
A fine comeback from Hayley Ward put South Africa on course for a win over Japan, while Australia came from one down to beat Switzerland.
It was a tight finish, with three of the four teams finishing on two wins, but it’s South Africa who take 9th place thanks to the only 3-0 win in the group, Japan are 10th with one less game conceded than Australia, with Switzerland in 12th.
France and Hong Kong set up 5th/6th clash
HONG KONG, CHINA 2-0 SCOTLAND
Tong Tsz-wing 3-0 Katriona Allen 17-15, 11-6, 11-1 (30m)
Chan Sin Yuk 3-0 Georgia Adderley 11-6, 11-9, 11-4 (28m)
FRANCE 2-0 CANADA
Enora Villard 3-2 Nikki Todd 12-10, 11-5, 4-11, 6-11, 13-11 (44m)
Melissa Alves 3-0 Hollie Naughton 11-6, 11-8, 11-9 (28m)
After losing out in yesterday’s quarter-finals, four teams are back on court today fighting it out for the minor placings.
Hong Kong won through to tomorrow’s 5/6 match as Tong Tsz Wing and Chan Sin Yuk gave them an unassailable two-nil lead over Scotland.
In the evening session France took the spoils, Enora Villard thwarting a comeback from Nikki Todd to win in five, Melissa Alves beating Hollie Naughton in three.
Well, I eventually won! I was 2/0 up and then lost the next two when my length drop, along with my power, meaning that I couldn’t get in front of her anymore. And her serve, just PERFECT. And serve drop shot, serve boast, and I was seeing the points going her way, and I just didn’t find any solutions anymore.
In the fith, I managed to step in front a bit, making the rallies longer, like I said, 6/2, and eventually match ball, 10/9, which I lost. I only clinched the match 13/11, after a lot of work!!!