by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Against the odds, Ng Wing Nam, the no.8 seed, beat Hungary’s Georgina Pota, the no.3 seed (11-9, 11-6, 12-10, 8-11, 11-3), the win being recorded prior to Mak Tze Wing, who had been required to compete in the qualification tournament, losing to Japan’s Sakura Mori, the no.6 seed (11-6, 13-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-7).
Success for Sakura Mori in opposition to Mak Tze Wing and it was a second success within in a period of four days.
On Wednesday 15th February, they had met at the semi-final stage of the Under 21 Women’s Singles event; the result being very similar to that recorded on the penultimate day of play. On that occasion, Sakura Mori, en route to securing the top prize had prevailed with just the loss of one game (8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7).
Defeat for Mak Tze Wing but in the semi-final stage of the Women’s Singles event, Hong Kong is strongly represented; one day earlier Doo Hoi Kem, the top seed, had reserved her place.
In the penultimate round she plays Sweden’s Matilda Ekholm; Ng Wing Nam confronts Sakura Mori.