The Belgian managed to win the first three sets all 3-2 in sets, although the second set should have been for Tata. However, the New Zealand darter missed several set darts in that set.
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The fourth set also went over the full five legs, but it was a winner for Tata thanks to a 76 finish. He then brought the tension back further by using an 11-darter to win the fifth set 3-2. Baetens, however, ensured a 4-2 final score by throwing a 14-darter, 160 finish and a 76 check-out in the sixth set.
In the ladies tournament, Aileen de Graaf managed to qualify for the semi-finals. She defeated Lorraine Winstanley 2-0 in sets. The first set went 3-2 to the Dutchwoman, after which De Graaf took the second set 3-0.