The Australian Doubles Open held at Carrara Squash Centre over the weekend saw a record 47 teams competing in a total of 120 matches.
The weekend was thoroughly enjoyed by players and spectators alike, with plenty of exciting doubles action and even a few upsets.
Experience proved valuable particularly in the Women's Doubles event where Rachael Grinham and Melissa Martin were too strong for their much younger opponents, winning the final over third seeds Christine Nunn and Taylor Flavell in straight games 11-8, 11-8 (19 mins).
The Men's Doubles event saw numerous upsets right throughout the draw but ultimately the top seeds Zac Alexander and Thomas Calvert took the title defeating fifth seeds Rhys Dowling and Alex Eustace in a tightly contested two games 11-8, 11-9 (30 mins).
The crowd were treated to another exciting match to finish off the tournament with the Mixed Doubles final. Again experience won through with Rachael Grinham completing the double by claiming the Mixed Doubles title with partner Jordan Till who has now won this title back after first claiming it in 2017. Grinham and Till saw off a strong fight from 2018 Commonwealth Games Mixed Doubles Gold Medalist Donna Lobban and youthful partner Gregory Chan 11-5, 8-11, 11-8 (30 mins).
Women's Doubles Placings:
Gold - Rachael Grinham/ Melissa Martin
Silver - Christine Nunn/ Taylor Flavell
Bronze - Sarah Cardwell/ Selena Shaikh
Men's Doubles Placings:
Gold - Zac Alexander/ Thomas Calvert
Silver - Rhys Dowling/ Alex Eustace
Bronze - Brad Freeme/ Nathan Turnbull
Mixed Doubles Placings:
Gold - Rachael Grinham/ Jordan Till
Silver - Donna Lobban/ Gregory Chan
Bronze - Sarah Cardwell/ Ethan Eyles
A Grade Doubles Placings:
Gold - Martin Collins/ Aidan Rowston
Silver - Heather Pilley/ Miles Till
Bronze - Clay Canty/ Lachlan Woodforth
See full draws and results here: https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/2019-Australian-Doubles-Open-Australian-Junior-Doubles