by Simon Daish
Double Delight for Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei will have two representatives in the last four after both Yang Heng-Wei and Tsai Chun-Yu safely negotiated their quarter-final matches.
Yang took on Leong Chee Feng (Malaysia) in his opening match; the player from Chinese Taipei started well and continued to improve with each passing game.
Three games were all that were required for Yang to progress (11-8, 11-6, 11-4), and after his victory Yang spoke about his upcoming encounter with the 2016 Czech Open champion Yuto Muramatsu (Japan) in the semi-finals:
“This is my first match in this tour, actually I haven’t fully got used to the venue. But I felt relaxed during the match and didn’t think too much about the result. I have played with him (Muramatsu) three times before and I lost all. So tomorrow I have to perform my best and try to challenge him.” – Yang Heng-Wei (Chinese Taipei).
The other contestant from Chinese Taipei, Tsai Chun-Yu also went head-to-head with a Malaysian opponent as Choong Javen stepped forward.
Tsai went ahead following a solid performance in the opening game and while Choong was gradually beginning to find some form in the tie Tsai refused to take his foot off the pedal, picking up a straight games win (11-6, 11-8, 11-9).
Day two will see Tsai Chun-Yu face Ho Kwan Kit (Hong Kong) for a place in the Under 21 final.
Wednesday 14th September: Under 21 Men’s Singles – Main Draw