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Kiwis Advance to Top 8

Last match of pool play for the NZ team was against 10th seeds Japan to decide who would make the quarterfinals.

First on court was number 1 Joelle King who got things off to a great start for the team with a solid 3-0 win. Next on was number 3 Kaitlyn Watts. She got off to a good start taking a tight first game but couldn’t quite sustain the momentum and went down 3-1 but not without a fight. In the deciding match number 2 Amanda Landers-Murphy raced away with the first game before her opponent bounced back in the 2nd to make it 1 all. Amanda then dominated the 3rd and 4th to take a 3-1 win and seal the quarterfinal spot for the team.

Next up Egypt today at 6pm NZ time!

[7] NEW ZEALAND 2-1 [10] JAPAN

Joelle King 3-0 Satomi Watanabe 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 (25m)

Kaitlyn Watts 1-3 Risa Sugimoto 12-10, 9-11, 8-11, 4-11 (38m)

Amanda Landers-Murphy 3-1 Misaki Kobayashi 11-4, 10-12, 11-5, 11-8 (31m)


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