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First Day Defeat Avenged in Bangkok, Chinese Taipei Capture Junior Boys’ Team Title
By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Wen Wei-Chieh avenged the reverse of one day earlier against Kim Moogang  Photo By: Courtesy of Thailand TTA

05/05/2013        2013 Thailand Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Premium Junior Circuit (Click here to access this section)

Revenge is sweet, revenge is mine; such was the situation for Chinese Taipei in the Junior Boys’ Team event at the Thailand Junior and Cadet Open in Bangkok on Sunday 5th May 2013.

One day earlier, occupying the second seeded place in the draw, they had suffered a surprise three-two defeat at the hands of Korea in the group stage of proceedings.

One later, in the final, it was a three-one victory

The tables had been turned.

Different Story
Kim Moogang had proved to be the thorn in the side of the eventual champions on day one; he beat Wang Tai-Wei (11-8, 10-12, 12-10, 11-6) and Wen Wei-Chieh (13-11, 9-11, 3-11, 11-9, 11-9).

A day later, when they met again in the final, it was different story.

Two wins on the opening day of action, on the second day it was two defeats for Kim Moogang. He was beaten by both Wang Tai-Wei (8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6) and Wen Wei-Chieh (11-7, 12-14, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8).

Oh Waetaek Maintains Form
The one further win for Chinese Taipei came from Wen Wei-Chieh in the opening match of the contest; he accounted for Yu Seongmun (11-4, 11-7, 11-4). The one success for the Koreans was recorded by Oh Waetaek in the third duel of the gold medal fixture.

He beat Yu Cheng-Feng in four games (10-12, 12-10, 11-8, 11-5) and thus maintained his unbeaten record in the event; one day earlier, also in the third match of the fixture, he had overcome Yu Cheng-Feng by a similar margin (11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5).

Host Nation Provides Severe Test
Success for Chinese Taipei, who had been tested at the quarter-final stage by Thailand ‘A’, the third seeds; a three-two success being the hard earned end result thanks largely to the efforts of Wen Wei-Chieh.

He beat both Max Poungsri (11-8, 3-11, 12-10, 14-12) and Padasak Tanviriyavechakul (13-11, 11-4, 11-6), with the one further win for Chinese Taipei being recorded by Wang Tai-Wei in the concluding match of the fixture.

Decisive Win
Maintaining his focus in the heat of the battle, he overcame Max Poungsri in four games (15-13, 9-11, 11-4, 11-2).

The wins for Thailand came from Padasak Tanviriyacechakul in the second match of the contest (4-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6) and in the ensuing contest from Suchat Pitakgulsiri in opposition to Yu Cheng-Feng (11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 7-11, 12-10).

Top Seeds Beaten
A place in the semi-finals book, the Chinese Taipei trio hit form.

They overcame the top seeded Hong Kong outfit of Li Hon Ming, Hung Ka Tak and Lam Siu Hang by three matches to nil to book their place at the top table.

Wang Tai-Wei overcame Li Hon Ming (11-13, 11-8, 11-7, 2-11, 11-7), Wen Wei-Chieh accounted for Hung Ka Tak (11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8), with Yu Cheng-Feng bringing matters to a conclusion. He beat Lam Sui Hang (11-4, 11-5, 7-11, 11-8).

Mainstay of Success
Meanwhile, in the counterpart Junior Boys’ Team semi-final, Korea, who had received a bye in the quarter-finals, overcame Sweden, the fourth seeds with Kim Moogang the backbone of success.

He beat Jonas Stener (9-11, 11-2, 11-5, 11-5) and Elias Ranefur (11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 15-13) with the one further Korean success emanating from Oh Waetaek. He overcame Hannes Iwarsson in the third contest of the duel (11-9, 11-4, 11-4).

The one win for Sweden was recorded by Elias Ranefur; in the opening match of the fixture he defeated Yu Seongmun (11-7, 11-6, 11-8).

Individual Events Begin
Attention now turns to the individual events which start on Monday 6th May 2013.



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