by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
The one errant match was at the quarter-final stage when a three-one win was posted against the Poland ‘A’ Team comprising Julia Slasak, Anna Wegrzyn and Katarzyna Wegrzyn. In the second contest of the fixture, Anna Wegrzyn accounted for Chen Ting-Ting (11-5, 3-11, 13-11, 6-11, 11-7).
Otherwise it was a series of three matches to nil wins.
At the semi-final stage it was success against the French trio formed by Isa Cok, Camille Lutz and Sofia Ray before the title was secured at the hands of the Hungarian trio comprising Leonie Hartbrich, Orsolya Feher and Fanni Harasztovich.
In the title deciding contest, Su Pei-Ling gave Chinese Taipei the perfect start by beating Fanni Harasztovich (5-11, 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4), before Chen Ying-Chen accounted for Orsolya Feher (12-10, 11-13, 12-10, 11-4) and Chen Ting-Ting concluded matters. In a hard fought contest, she beat Leonie Hartbrich in five games (10-12, 13-11, 14-16, 11-8, 11-6).
Meanwhile, in the opposite half of the draw, the Hungarians had accounted for the Poland ‘B’ Team outfit of Julia Szymczak, Agata Zakrzewska and Gabriela Dyszkiewica by three matches to one, before being extend the full five match distance by the Chinese Taipei ‘B’ Team trio of Yu Tsiu-Ting, Chang Ju-Chia and Chen Tzu-Ting.
The player to cause the Hungarians problems being Chang Ju-Chia, she beat both Leonie Hartbrich (11-4, 11-3, 11-6) and Orsolya Feher (11-7, 11-8, 11-7).
Play in the Girls’ Team event over, the individual events commence on Saturday 3rd June.
Photos: Tomas Sereda