History made in Birkenhead – well done Kirsty & Mandy!

It took eight years, but New Zealand finally beat Australia at the Under-18 level over the weekend at the Birkenhead club (North Harbour). It took a fighting performance from Kirsten Griffin to come from behind on the third day in her singles game to help the New Zealand team make history. And a dominant performance from Mandy Boyd skipping the Under-25 Women’s team lead them to a more comfortable victory over their trans-Tasman foes.

DAY ONE RESULTS:

Under-25 Women’s Fours, round 1: Australia beat New Zealand (Mandy Boyd (s)) 15 – 13

Under-25 Women’s Triples, round 1: New Zealand (Mandy Boyd(s)) beat Australia 19 – 16

Overall result 2-2, Australia wins test on countback

Under-18 Women’s Pairs, round 1: New Zealand (Emma Le Lievre (s) & Kirsten Griffin) beat Australia (Lisa Phillips (s) & Carly Griffiths) 23 – 18

Under-18 Women’s Singles, round 1: Kirsten Griffin (NZ) beat Carly Griffiths (Aus) 21 – 13

Overall result 2-1 New Zealand

DAY TWO RESULTS:

Under-25 Women’s Fours, round 2: New Zealand beat Australia 26-11

Under-25 Women’s Triples, round 2: New Zealand beat Australia 16-14

Overall result 3-1 New Zealand

Under-18 Women’s Pairs, round 2: New Zealand beat Australia 31-14

Under-18 Women’s Singles, round 2: Lisa Phillips (Aus) beat Kirsten Griffen (NZ) 21-13

Overall result 2-1 Australia

DAY THREE RESULTS:

Under-25 Women’s Fours, round 2: New Zealand beat Australia 28-13

Under-25 Women’s Triples, round 2: New Zealand beat Australia 16-14

Overall result 3-1 New Zealand

Under-18 Women’s Singles, round 2: Kirsten Griffin (NZ) beat Carly Griffiths (Aus) 21 – 14

Under-18 Women’s Pairs, round 2: New Zealand beat Australia 21-11

Overall result 2-1 New Zealand

TEST SERIES RESULTS:

Under-25 Women: New Zealand beat Australia 16-8

Under-18 Women: New Zealand beat Australia 10-8

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