2019 Australian Championships: NSW secured Mixed Pairs title

by Domenic Favata

Cabramatta’s Erin Swatridge and Aaron Wilson have collected the Mixed Pairs title to round out the 2019 Australian Championships, prevailing a blockbuster final against Queensland.

The NSW duo, up against the mother-in-law/son-in-law duo of Liz Walton and Aron Sherriff, burst out the blocks to a big lead early, before Queensland wrestled back the momentum to force a last-ditched victory by Swatridge and Wilson.

Down 14-15 on the final end, NSW produced a match-result of three to snatch victory, after Queensland had dominated the second-half of the match.

Elsewhere, the Victorian duo of Jess Wallace and Josh Sanders produced a comfortable victory over Tasmania’s Jennie Suttie and Josh Appleyard to claim the bronze medal.

See below for results from Day 5 (Mixed Pairs) of the 2019 Australian Championships from Club Sapphire, Merimbula:

Gold Medal Match – Erin Swatridge, Aaron Wilson (NSW) def. Liz Walton, Aron Sherriff (QLD) 17-15

Bronze Medal Match – Jess Wallace, Josh Sanders (VIC) def. Jennie Suttie, Joshua Appleyard (TAS) 21-8