2019 World Under-25 Championships: Australia qualify for Mixed Pairs semis

by Domenic Favata

Jessica Srisamruaybai and Mason Lewis have qualified for the Mixed Pairs semi-finals at the 22nd World Under-25 Championships in North-East England, while experiencing indifferent fortunes to the start of their respective Singles campaigns.

The Australian Emerging Jackaroos pair defeated the English pairing of Ryan Atkins and Devon Cooper to set up a semi-final against Jordan Driscoll (Wales) & Paris Baker (Tonga).

Meanwhile, both players enjoyed mixed starts to their Singles events, with Lewis suffering two close defeats at the hands of Wales and Scotland, while Srisamruaybai comprehensively defeated Israel and Wales.

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 1 – Def by. Jack Breen (Wales) 4-5 5-5

Round 2 – Def by. Bradley Buchan (Scotland) 4-10 5-5

Group H – Jessica Srisramruaybai 

Round 1 – Def. Shira Eshel (Israel) 14-2 13-7

Round 2 – Def. Lowri Powell (Wales) 10-3 10-2

Mixed Pairs

Quarter-final – Def. R.Atkins, D.Cooper (England) 5-4 10-0

Semi-final – Australia vs. Jordan Driscoll (Wales) & Paris Baker (Tonga) – 7:30pm GMT, Wednesday, December 3