By Kenneth Tan/Red Sports
Xing Aiying won her singles match 2-0 but her team went down 1-3 to England and missed out on the bronze. (Photo courtesy of CWG/SSC)
New Delhi, India, Friday, October 8, 2010 — Singapore missed out on a bronze medal when our team fell 1-3 to England in the Commonwealth Games mixed team event.
Singapore were staring at a 0-2 deficit after their mixed doubles pair of Chayut Triyachart and Yao Lei had lost 13-21, 15-21 to Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork while Derek Wong lost his singles game 15-21, 17-21 to Rajiv Ouseph.
Xing Aiying then gave Singapore some hope when she beat Liz Cann 2-0 (21-14, 21-12) to reduce the deficit to 1-2.
However, the men’s doubles pair of Chayut Triyachart and Hendra Wijaya fell 12-21, 11-21 to Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson.
“I tried to find a way back for us and for a while I thought we would be able to get right back into the game. We still have the singles and doubles events to look forward to and we will have to give it all we have in the next few days,” said Aiying.