by Henry Chen
Liu Shiwen beat both Chen Ke (8-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4, 8-6) and Wang Manyu (12-14, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6) to prove the backbone of the full distance three-two success; the one further win for Anxin was secured in the concluding match of the fixture when Feng Yalan accounted for Liu Fei (11-9, 11-8).
The wins for Sichuan were recorded by Wang Manyu in opposition to Liu Gaoyang (11-8, 11-9, 10-12, 11-3) and in the doubles when Chen Ke and Yuan Xuejiao overcame Liu Gaoyang and Feng Yalan (6-11, 11-5, 6-5).
A hard fought success for Anxin; for Shandong Qilu, Shandong Luneng and Beijing life was less fraught.
Shandong Qilu confirmed their place at the top of the table by beating Shenzhen by three matches to one. Mainstay of the victory was Wu Yang, who accounted for Sun Yingsha (7-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-7) and He Zhuojia (11-7, 11-5, 11-8). The one remaining success for Shandong Qilu was secured in the doubles when Chen Xingtong and Wen Jia beat Cheng Meng and Wang Yidi; for Shenzhen the one win was claimed in the second match of the fixture, He Zhuojia overcame Chen Xingtong (11-7, 11-6, 16-14).
Success by three matches to one for Shandong Qilu; it was the same outcome for Shandong Luneng, with Zhu Yuling once again outstanding. She has lost just one match in the whole campaign; that was in round three against Shenzhen when beaten by Che Xiaoxi (8-11, 9-11, 11-7 11-4, 7-2).
Against Bayi, Zhu Yuling overcame both Sun Mingyang (11-4, 10-12, 11-9, 11-6) and Mu Zi (7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9). The one further win was added in the doubles by Li Xiaodan and Gu Yuting against Liu Xin and Sun Mingyang (11-3, 11-13, 7-1); for Bayi, Mu Zi recorded the one success. In the second match of the fixture, she accounted for Li Xiaodan (3-11, 13-11, 11-7).
Impressive performances from Shandong Luneng and from Shandong Qilu; it was even more impressive from Beijing as they pressed their claim for honours.
A three-nil win was the order of the day against Sichuan, Sheng Dandan beat Zhou Yihan (11-9, 11-4, 11-9) and Li Jiayuan overcame Guo Yan (11-8, 11-5, 11-9), before Li Jiayuan and Sun Chen brought matters to a close. They overcame Yang Huijing and Zhou Yihan in straight games (11-9, 11-9).
No hint of charity, in the one remaining round it was exactly the same as Shanxi overcame Ordos by three matches to nil.
Zheng Shichang beat Feng Tianwei (11-4, 11-6, 10-12, 11-7) before Che Xiaoxi defeated Li Jiayi and the doubles contest concluded matters; Guo Yichen and Zheng Shichang accounted for Li Jiayi and Zhu Zhaohui (11-9, 10-12, 9-7).
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