Dacmen Vong - Badminton NZ

YOUNG KIWI PAIR WIN THROUGH TO SECOND ROUND

On what has otherwise been a tough day for a largely young New Zealand contingent, a highlight on day two of the Barfoot & Thompson NZ Open was the progression of young men’s doubles pair of Oscar Guo and Dacmen Vong, the Kiwi pair easily accounted for Cham Chen and Toby Wong (AUS), 21-9, 21-12.

North Harbour’s Guo was pleased with their efforts and already thinking of the next round.

“That went real smooth, we got on top of the serve and receive and played out attacking shots well and kept calm, so yeah I thought we played well. We will research when we know our opponents and look for any weaknesses, but we will enjoy it for sure.”

Vong enjoyed the chance to play in front of a packed North Shore Events Centre crowd, with fans flocking to the stadium to witness plenty of world class action.

“It is a nice experience to play in front of so many supporters, we don’t usually get to play in front of so many people in such a big tournament, that was good to experience.”

The Kiwis will take on the number 4 seeds in the next round, in the shape of Bodin Isara and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet (THA).