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- 19. September 2011.
Titanic Tussle at the NSW Open
A titanic women’s pairs semi-final at the NSW Open awaits with former champions Claire Duke and Julie Keegan set to lock horns with defending titleholder Joan Tennent.
During this afternoon’s quarter-finals, Duke, who claimed the crown in 2007, united with Keegan, who completed the same feet a year later, to set up the blockbuster schedule with an impressive victory over last year’s runner-up Yvonne Lovelock and Broadbeach’s Charlie Harkness 10-4, 12-1.
Geelong West’s Natalie Gurr and defending champion Tennent completed an equally impressive triumph over Harbord’s Janet Newell and Christine Gordon 4-9, 14-7, 5-1.
In the opposite semi-final, Cabramatta’s Lisa Prideaux and Arleen Jeffery unseated Australian captain Lynsey Armitage, who partnered Keegan in their 2008 win, and Australian representative Anne Johns courtesy of a 1-8, 8-5, 4-1 victory.
Reigning triples champion Maryanne Parcell and Pine Rivers’ Noelene Dutton booked their berth in the final four with a 13-3, 10-13, 2-1 result against St Johns Parks’ Jan Agar and Beth Quinlan and will be equally confident.
The semi-finals of the women’s pairs will be staged at the Wagga RSL Club from 9am tomorrow.
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