11 May 2018

Success for China in the Women’s event at the recent Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships but en route to gold there were defeats for Wang Manyu, Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen.

However, for the rising generation, there were no such problems on Thursday 10th May. In the Cadet Girls’ Team event at the SET 2018 Thailand Junior and Cadet Open in Bangkok, Chen Yi, Fan Shuhan and Yang Yiyun showed their illustrious colleagues just how things should be done.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

They emerged successful without surrendering a single individual match at any phase of the competition.

At the quarter-final stage they beat the Hong Kong ‘B’ Team trio comprising Li Cheuk Tung, Chelsea Chan Shiu Lam and Wong Hoi Tung, before accounting for the India ‘A’ formation of Trisha Gogoi, Munmun Kundu and Nithya Mani to reserve their place in the final.

Emphatic wins, it was the same in the final when facing the Korea Republic ‘B’ formation of Byun Seoyoung, Kim Taemin and Jung Dabin.

Yang Yiyun gave her team the ideal start by beating Byun Seoyoung (2-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-8), before Chen Yi accounted for Kim Taemin (11-3, 11-7, 11-6) and Fan Shuhan ended matters by defeating Jung Dabin (8-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-2).

Impressive from Chen Yi, Fan Shuhan and Yang Yiyun; in the opposite half of the draw en route to the final it was the same from Byun Seoyoung, Kim Taemin and Jung Dabin.

In the quarter-final round, they accounted for the Thailand ‘A’ trio of Pakawan Karnthang, Phantita Pinyopsian and Thanathnan Choosattayanond by three matches to nil before recording a three-one success in opposition to the Hong Kong ‘A’ combination of Ng Wing Lam, Yenn Ho Ching and Phoebe Hui Wai. The one success for Hong Kong was recorded by Ng Wing Lam; in the opening match of the encounter she beat Kim Taemin (11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8).

The Cadet Girls’ Team event concluded, attention now turns towards the Junior Girls’ Singles and Junior Girls’ Doubles competitions.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Thailand Junior and Cadet Open Chen Yi Yang Yiyun Fan Shuhan

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