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- Updated: April 9, 2014
Top South African singles player Colleen Piketh has made a dream start to her quest for a medal at the World Indoor Bowls Championship (sets format) at the Warwilla complex in Sydney, Australia.
The world’s top 24 men and women are competing, each in two sections of 12.
In round one Piketh, in the provisional squad for this year’s Commonwealth Games in Scotland, defeated her Brunei opponent, Amalia Matali, 10-2 13-0, then defeated fancied Caroline Brown, her next opponent from Scotland 7-4 4-8 4-0 (tie-break) to stand on four points and in joint first place in her section.
Piketh next faces opponents from Malta, United States, Australia and Macao.
In the men’s draw Bobby Donnelly, SA’s men’s representative and a former Commonwealth Games singles champion, began late in the day after a first round bye and won his first match 9-3 6-6 against Turkey’s Ozkan Akar.
He then went on to account for Japan’s Kenta Hasebe 6-6 7-6 and now has matches against Australia, Malaysia and Brunei.