Three days of thrilling action concluded on Tuesday, as the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2020 wrapped up in Ballarat.
More than 130 players from eight countries took part, with a number of players and pairs returning to defend titles from 2019. Heated contests ensued as players battled it out for world ranking and Olympic qualifying points.
Reigning champions, Simon Leung and Gronya Somerville got off to a scintillating start, satisfying their status as first seeds by taking the mixed doubles title in just 27 minutes.
Somerville doubled up on her success, by successfully defending the women's doubles title with Setyana Mapasa.
New Zealand's Abhinav Manota retained his title in the men's singles, overcoming fellow compatriot Edward Lau in two close games. Shortly afterwards, Australia's Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen made history by becoming Oceania's first player to win six consecutive titles.
"There are things that I am working on and they are starting to pay off in my game. I have the national championships coming up and it is great practice as I hope to qualify for Tokyo", Chen said.
The men's doubles contest went the distance, with both pairs going down to the wire. After three thrilling games, Manota secured his second title alongside Oliver Leydon-Davis.