27 Feb 2011

2 titles for young NZ badminton players

1:51 pm on 27 February 2011

New Zealand players won two out of the five titles available at the Oceania Junior Badminton Championships in Fiji.

In an all New Zealand women's doubles final Victoria Cheng and Mary O'Connor beat Anona Pak and Madeleine Stapleton in three games.

O'Connor and Maika Phillips won the mixed doubles title of the New Zealand pair of Cheng and Evan Lee.

New Zealanders failed to make either of the singles finals.

All of the players will be hoping their Oceania form will help with good performances heading into the New Zealand International at North Harbour in the first week of April.