By Neha Aggarwal
Chinese Taipei dominate Junior Girls
The boys had a bit of disappointment but the Girls from Chinese Taipei dominated the Junior Girls Team event in the group stage on the Opening Day at Indore. Both Chinese Taipei A and B teams secured the top position in their respective groups to qualify for the second stage.
Chinese Taipei A comprised of Wu Yi-Hua and Yang Ya-Yan beat India-F (3-0), India-E (3-1) and India-A (3-0) to secure the first position in Group A. In the three team matches on day one, Wu Yi-Hua played a total of 4 singles and won 3 of them. Yang Ya-Yan on the other hand, played three singles and won all of them. With a high won percentage, the girls from Chinese Taipei seem to be favorites to get home the gold.
In group B, Chinese Taipei B, comprised of Chen Ying-Chen and Su Pei-Ling won all three team matches against India-D (3-0), India-B (3-2) and India-B (3-0) thus securing the top spot in the group.
Top two teams from each group qualifies for the semi finals. Thus, Chinese Taipei-A, India-E, Chinese Taipei-B and India-C will contest in the semi final round to be played on 8th September at 2pm IST.
Indians prove their mettle
In the Group A of Cadet Girls team event, India-B emerged victorious winning both their matches against Chinese Taipei-B and India-E respectively. The duo of Ishita Gupta and Swastika Ghosh looked unstoppable as they surpassed their opponents without dropping a single game, winning both matches three games to nil.
India-B along with Chinese Taipei-B progress to the semi finals stage in the Cadet girls team event.
In Group B, matters were reversed with Chinese Taipei-A winning against India-A (3-0), India-C (3-2) and India-D (3-1). Thus in group B, Chinese Taipei finished top position and India-A secured second moving ahead to the semi final stage.
With both India and Chinese Taipei emerging strong in their respective groups, the semi finals clash will be a close contest.
Matches will be played on 8th September at 11.30am IST.