03 Jul 2018

Familiar faces, the leading names made their presence felt in the standing classes in both the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles events at the 2018 Indonesia Para Open in Jakarta on Monday 2nd July.

Experience old as the individual competition came to a close.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

The one exception in the Men’s Singles event accrued in Class 11 with Hong Kong’s Leung Chung Yan emerging victorious.

Not listed amongst the leading names, he beat Korea’s Jeong Kyuyoung, the top seed, at the final hurdle (11-2, 11-5, 11-8) and thus repeated the success of the previous day in a more emphatic manner. They had met in the group phase of proceedings when Leung Chung Yan had prevailed in five games (8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-2).

Success for Leung Chung Yan contrary to predictions, it was the same in Women’s Singles Class 10; Chinese Taipei’s Lin Tzu-Yu being the player to upset the order the order of merit. However compared with the efforts of Leung Chung Yan, it was a minor upset. The no.2 seed, she clinched the title at the final expense of Indonesia’s Shella Radayana, the top seed (11-4, 11-1, 11-8).

Otherwise in the standing categories, it was success for the top seeds.

In the Women’s Singles events, Kelly van Zon of the Netherlands won Class 6-8; Korea’s Kim Kunhea captured the Class 9 title. Not to be upstaged, the host nation’s Ana Widyasari claimed Class 11 gold.

Meanwhile, in the Men’s Singles competitions there was also success for the Netherlands, Jean-Paul Montanus emerged the winner in Class 7. Two titles for the Netherlands, it was the same for Thailand. Rungroj Thainiyom won Class 6; Phisit Wangphonphathanasiri emerged victorious in Class 8.

Success for the Netherlands and Thailand, there was also success for Hong Kong in the guise of Wong Chi Yin and for Indonesia thanks to the efforts of David Jacobs. Wong Chi Yin won Class 9, David Jacobs emerged as the Class 10 champion.

Focus now turns to the team events, play concludes in Tuesday 3rd July.

2018 Indonesia Para Open: Results and Draws

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