Bach and Gunawan

Bach and Gunawan Stand Firm

While Canadian pair Derrick Ng and Adrian Liu may have dreamed of upsetting former World Champions Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach it wasn’t to be.  The top seeded pair were at their best when their steamrolled the young pair 21-10, 21-9 to win the mens doubles title.  An important learning experience for the Canadian pair who we expect to see big things from moving forward.

Things would turn out better for the older of the Ng brothers when Toby Ng and Grace Gao won the mixed doubles by defeating Americans Halim Ho and Eva Lee 21-11, 14-21, 21-15.  This is an important win for the Canadian pair as we head towards the Olympic qualification run.

The womens doubles would be yet another great win for the Canadians as Michelle Li and Alex Bruce continued their fantastic run by defeating Americans Iris Wang and Rena Wang in three games 11-21, 21-15, 21-8.  This is yet another important match heading into the Olympic qualification period as these two pairs will no doubt be among the few teams fighting for a top spot in the Pan American qualification.

Rena Wang may have been disappointed with her loss in the doubles, however her singles victory would make up for that as she defeated top seed Nicole Grether 21-19, 20-22, 17-9.  It has not yet been reported what caused Grether to retire in the 3rd game.

Finally the only event not to feature either a Canadian or American player was the mens singles.  This would go to Pan America’s top player and Olympic qualification favourite Kevin Cordon who defeated Austria’s Michael Lahnsteiner in three games 23-21, 6-21, 21-12.

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