2022 Australian Open: Day ten wrap

by Aidan Davis

Two blockbuster semi-finals have been locked in at the 2022 Australian Open following a heated day of women’s fours action on the Gold Coast.

Two Commonwealth Games gold medal winning teammates will go head-to-head, alongside their respective quartets, with Natasha Van Eldik and Rebecca Van Asch set to contest the semi-final on Wednesday afternoon at Club Helensvale.

Jamie-Lee Worsnop, Genevieve Delves, Dawn Hayman and Natasha Van Eldik secured a stunning come-from-behind over former Australian Champion of Champion Colleen Orr‘s team of Amanda Haevecker, Tris Doolan and Sarah Boddington, 12-10.

Van Asch‘s quartet of Sam Ferguson, Lynsey Clarke and Kelsey Cottrell trailed for the opening nine ends, against Ellen Ryan, Brianna Smith, Ellen Falkner and Kristina Krstic, before snaring the lead and breaking away to a 12-9 victory.

In the other half of the draw, South Australian young-gun Kate Argent-Bowden‘s team of Grace Moloney, Sophie Kurzman and Rebekah Lord toppled Louise Cronin‘s team of Taylor De Greenlaw, Mei Wan and Rebecca Rixon, 14-11.

Former women’s fours champion Marilyn Emerton will have another crack at the title, alongside Serena Bonnell, Gail Crompton and Vicki Day, who advanced courtesy of an 18-9 quarter-final win.

The men’s pairs event advanced down to the round 16, with a litany of tantalising contests scheduled for tomorrow morning.

The first of the two-days of the over-60s men’s pairs got under way, along with the vision-impaired pairs and multi-disability pairs.