Badminton aces fire in teams event

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BENDIGO badminton aces Jeff Tho and Glenn Warfe played key roles in Friday's victories in the teams event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

A 5-0 win against Falkland Islands began with a 21-7 21-7 win by Raymond Tam and Gronja Somerville.

After his campaign began with a loss on Thursday, Tho conceded just eight points in his clash with Dominic Jaffray.

A dentist based in Ballarat, Tho showed plenty of skill on the court in a 21-6 21-2 victory.

The match was over in 16 minutes.

Verdet Kessler from Adelaide took just 17 minutes to win her match against Laura Minto, 21-4 21-3.

Playing at the Commonwealth Games for a third time, Warfe teamed with Raymond Tam for a 21-8 21-10 victory.

Match five ended in a 21-4 21-4 win by Somerville and Jacqueline Guan.

The Australian line-up will be back on court on Saturday morning (AEST) to play Canada.

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