The Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder finished 11th in the 1500 metre event, and 13th in the 1000 metres after a much-improved performance over results of the opening round of the World Cup last week.
“Deanna is getting stronger and stronger and this was her best race day in her skating career,” team coach, Ann Zhang, said.
“In the B final of the 1500 metres she passed the Canadian skater on the last lap and would have moved into 10th, but unfortunately she fell just before the finish line.
“She finished 11th and I am so happy about her performance, because it is her best race - much better than last year.”
Pierre Boda continued to skate well and is getting stronger in international competitions. He was 26th in both the 500 and 1000 metres for men.
Julie Jung skated well to finish 18th in the 500 metres (2), while Lachlan Hay was 31st in the mens 1500 metres after just missing out on a semi-final place.
Nate Henry and Armstrong Lazenby both finished in 29th place in the 500 (1) and 1000 metres events, with Ronnie Caldecutt 36th in the 500 metre (2) distance.
Round three of the ISU World Cup is in Nagoya, Japan, at the end of November.