2019 World Under-25 Championships: Australia bow out in Mixed semis, remain in Singles contention

by Domenic Favata

Australia has narrowly bowed out in the semi-finals of the Mixed Pairs at the 2019 World Under-25 Championships but remain in contention to progress through to the knockout stages in the Singles.

Jessica Srisamruaybai and Mason Lewis were pipped by the combination pair of Jordan Driscoll (Wales) and Paris Baker (Tonga) to close the day, after both players had competed in their Singles fields.

After failing to register a victory in his first two matches, Lewis won his sole match against Guernsey’s Ben Harvey, while Srisamruaybai defeated Scotland’s Rebecca Houston before losing narrowly to Canada’s Emma Boyd after two drawn sets ended in a tie-break victory the Canadian.

Both players remain in contention to progress through to the quarter-finals, with the top two players in each group going through.

See below for results from Australia’s (Jessica Srisamruaybai & Mason Lewis) progress at the 2019 World Under-25 Championships:

2019 World Under-25 Championships (*uncapped)
December 2-6
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England (West Denton Indoor Bowling Club)

Singles

Group D – Mason Lewis

Round 3 – Def. Ben Harvey (Guernsey) 5-4 8-3

Group H – Jessica Srisramruaybai 

Round 3 – Def. Rebecca Houston (Scotland) 9-7 13-2

Round 4 – Def by. Emma Boyd (Canada) 6-6 6-6 0-1

Mixed Pairs

Semi-final – Def by. Jordan Driscoll (Wales) & Paris Baker (Tonga) 8-8 7-8