Final Pool Matches – all to seeding, but only just
In the 11.00 matches Ireland beat New Zealand to reach the quarter-finals with Egypt from Pool A (they played tonight for top spot) , and France beat South Africa in their Pool D match, setting up a decider tonight against Hong Kong.
In the other morning matches India beat Austria 3-0 and Colombia were 3-0 winners against China.
The biggest crowd was, of course, for Canada’s match against Mexico, and the crowd weren’t disappointed as Sam Cornett saved a match ball in beating Sam Teran 12-10 in the fifth, Danielle Letourneau wrapping up the match and third place in Pool C.
With Ireland resting Madeline Perry after her five-setter this morning, Egypt took all three matches 3-0 – although Aisling Blake had game balls against Raneem El Welily.
The decider went to five, and although Laura Pomportes was within two points of giving France the win, Liu Tsz Ling fought back to take the win for Hong Kong 11/8 in the fifth and book a place in the quarters against the USA.