14 Dec 2016

Forced to withdraw from the Seamaster Qatar 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals owing to illness; Ding Ning was unable to save Beijing from defeat in round 15 of the Chinese Women’s Super League on Wednesday 14th December.

Meanwhile for the winner in Doha, Zhu Yuling, it was a different scenario; she guided Shandong Luneng to victory and, alongside Anxin, top spot in the table.

by Henry Chen

After partnering Sheng Dandan to doubles success against Sun Mingyang and Liu Xin (11-5, 5-11, 7-4), she was beaten in the fifth and decisive match of the contest against Shanxi by Hu Limei (11-9, 11-3).

The one remaining win for Bayi was recorded in the second match of the fixture when Sun Mingyang accounted for Li Jiayuan (11-5, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6). The one further win for Beijing was secured courtesy of Sheng Dandan; in the opening match of the engagement she overcame Mu Zi (3-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 10-8).

Disappointment for Ding Ning, it was quite the reverse for Zhu Yuling. She beat Li Jiayi (6-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, 7-4) and Feng Tianwei (11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8) as Shandong Luneng recorded a three-one win against Ordos. The one further win for the victors was recorded by Fan Siqi; she defeated Feng Tianwei in the opening match of the fixture (11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 5-11, 7-3). The one success for Ordos was secured in the doubles, Li Jiayi partnered Zhu Zhaohui to victory against Li Xiaodan and Gu Yuting (7-11, 13-11, 7-2).

Similarly for Anxin, Liu Shiwen was in form as three-one win was recorded against Shandong Qilu. She beat Wen Jia (11-3, 10-12, 9-11, 11-7, 9-7) and Wu Yang (12-10, 11-6, 11-6) to prove the mainstay of victory. The one remaining win for Anxin was recorded in the opening match of the fixture when Feng Yalan accounted for Wu Yang (11-8, 11-1, 11-8); for Shandong Qilu, the one success came in the doubles, Chen Xingtong and Wu Jia overcame Feng Yalan and Liu Gaoyang.

Two wins from Zhu Yuling and Liu Shiwen, it was the same from Che Xiaoxi on duty for Shanxi in what proved the closest fixture of the round. She accounted for Suh Hyowon (11-6, 11-4, 11-8) and Wang Manyu (5-11, 11-6, 13-15, 11-9, 11-7), as three-two win was posted against Jilin.

Zheng Shichang added the one further win for Shanxi beating Chen Ke in the fifth and deciding match of the fixture (12-10, 14-12); for Jilin, Wang Manyu overcame Jiang Yue (11-13, 11-5, 11-6, 14-12), Chen Ke and Yuan Xuejiao secured the doubles in opposition to Guo Yichen and Zheng Shichang (11-8, 11-8).

A tough test for Shanxi; for Shenzhen life was more comfortable, they beat Sichuan by three matches to nil.

Wang Yidi overcame Yang Huijing (2-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3), before Chen Meng accounted for Guo Yan (11-7, 11-9, 16-14) and doubles success concluded matters; Qian Tianyi and Sun Yingsha defeated Guo Yan and Yang Yuxin (12-10, 11-5).

Shandong Luneng and Anxin lead the Chinese Women’s Super League (26 points), ahead of Bayi and Shandong Qilu (25 points). Next in line comes Shenzhen and Beijing (24 points) with Jilin (21 points) being in seventh place.

Shanxi (20 points), Ordos (19 points) and Sichuan (15 points) complete the table; the top four teams qualify for the play-offs.

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