NSW teams performed extremely well at the Championships in Adelaide last week.
Our teams won medals in every team event and backed this up with excellent returns in the individual events.
After defeating the eventual winners, Queensland, our No.1 side were surprisingly beaten in the semi final by our No. 2 side 3-2. Unfortunately the No.2 side then were defeated 3-2 by Queensland in the final with the deciding doubles going to Queensland 13 points to 11 in the deciding fifth set.
Our No.2 team was Jake Lee, Joe Lim and Shaoping Zhang should be congratulated for attaining the Silver Medal.
Our No. 1 side of Kane Townsend, Trent Carter and Erny Tsao then defeated Victoria in the Bronze Medal match in a great result.
It is many years since Victoria failed to win a medal in the Menâ€™s Team event.
Our No. 1 side of Tracey Feng and Michelle Bromley were beaten in the Final by the strong Victorian side which boasted 3 Olympic representatives. Traceyâ€™s defeat of Maio Maio being the highlight of the final.
Youth Menâ€™s Teams
NSW scooped the pool in this event winning Gold with Mike Liang and Noah Kim, Silver with Khuslen Otgontugs, Alex Yeung and Alan Li, as well as Bronze with Edward Belokoptov, Zhe Lyu and Anthony Zhao.
This was a remarkable effort which has not been matched in the past by any state.
Youth Womenâ€™s Teams
Unfortunately our players in this event were unable to match the results of our other teams and ended without a medal.
The highlight of this event was Chris Yan becoming Australian Champion with hard fought wins over distinguished opponents.
Jiamuwa Wu was our best Woman player who lost in the semi final to the eventual winner, Jian Fan Lay, and also won the Youth womenâ€™s singles title.
The Menâ€™s Doubles was a family affair with Kane Townsend and David Powell defeating Wade Townsend and Heming Hu in the final.
The Womenâ€™s doubles had Miao Miao and Jiamuwa Wu defeating Michelle Bromley and Melissa Tapper in the final.
Mixed Doubles had Erny Tsao and Tracey Feng being defeated in the final by Heming Hu and Melissa Tapper. Mention should be made of the efforts of Shaoping Zhang and Kai Peng who were edged out by the winners in 5 close games.
In the Youth Events Erny Tsao joined with Luke Cosgriff from Victoria who were the runners up in the Menâ€™s Section whilst Sarah Tan and Antonia Zhang were runners up in the Womenâ€™s Doubles.Congratulations to all our players for their efforts in the Championships.