After the Uganda International in February, the Mauritius International 2015 is the second BWF sanctioned International Series of the year in Africa. Being one of the oldest tournament in the Africa circuit, the Mauritius International attracted more than 150 participants from 20 countries across the five continents. Although it was a tough outing for the Africans present in the tournament, Jennifer Fry and Andries Malanof South Africa managed to secure the only gold medal for Africa in Mixed Doubles against Sahir Edoo and Yeldy Louison from Mauritius.
In fact, the Mauritians started the match strongly in the first game before the interval. But Malan and Fry immerged back and won the match 21-18 and 21-16.
Associated with Wiaan Viljoen in Men’s Doubles, Malan was not able to clinch a second title in the Mauritius International 2015. The Indians Shlok Ramchandran and Sanyam Shukla took only 25 minutes to overcome the South Africans 21-19 and 21-12.
The Indians exclaimed: “In the first game, we were trailing by 12-17 by we gradually came back and controlled the pace of the game. The South Africans have a different style of play than us, we are more prone to attack and them to defense.”