04 Jun 2017

First place in the initial stage group without a single individual match surrendered, Chinese Taipei ‘A’ represented by Su Pei-Ling, Chen Ying-Chen and Chen Ting-Ting continued their winning ways on the second day of action, Friday 2nd June, at the 2017 Slovak Junior Open in Senec.

They surrendered just one match as they progressed to the title, thoroughly justifying their top seeded position.

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.

 Day Three: 2017 Slovak Junior Open

Photos: Tomas Sereda

World Junior Circuit 2017 Slovak Junior Open Su Pei-Ling Chen Ting-Ting Chen Ying-Chen

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