18 Aug 2018

A clean sweep of titles for China, as the sixth day of play, Friday 17th August, began at the 2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, the scenario was possible; when the day ended such dreams were over.

Korea Republic’s Shin Yubin and Ryu Hanna will face Japan’s Yumeno Soma and Haruna Ojio in the Junior Girls’ Doubles final.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

At the semi-final stage the two pairs halted the possibility of an all Chinese final; Shin Yubin and Ryu Hanna beat Qian Tianyi and Shi Xunyao, not only the top seeds in Nay Pyi Taw but the players who occupy the top two places on the Under 18 Girls’ World Rankings and on the ITTF World Junior Circuit Standings.

Most impressively and very much against the odds, Shin Yubin and Ryu Hanna emerged successful in three straight games (11-8, 11-8, 11-9).

Defeat for Qian Tianyi and Shi Xunyao, at the same time Yumeno Soma and Haruna Ojio rose to the occasion; in a similar manner they beat Guo Yuhan and Zhang Binyue in straight games (14-12, 11-4, 11-9). Furthermore, the partnership of Guo Yuhan and Zhang Binyue was a combination in form; one round earlier, they had overcome Chinese Taipei’s Chen Ting-Ting and Su Pei-Ling, the no.2 seeds (11-8, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-8).

Conversely, in the Junior Boys’ Doubles event, gold for China is an option; in the Junior Mixed Doubles it is certain.

In the Junior Mixed Doubles final Xu Yingbin and Shi Xunyao face Yu Heyi and Qian Tianyi; in the penultimate round, the former pair beat India’s Manav Vikash Thakkar and Archana Girish Kamath (7-11, 11-8, 11-4, 10-12, 11-7), the latter ended the hopes of Chinese Taipei’s Li Hsin-Yang and Chen Ting-Ting (11-5, 11-3, 13-11).

Meanwhile, in the Junior Boys’ Doubles title decider, Xu Yingbin and Yu Heyi oppose Korea Republic’s Choi Inhyeok and Kwak Yubin; in the penultimate round both pairs ended Indian hopes. Xu Yingbin and Yu Heyi overcame Manav Vikash Thakkar and Manush Utpalbhai Shah (11-8, 11-8, 13-11); Choi Inhyeok and Kwak Yubin accounted for Jeet Chandra and Snehit Suravajjula (11-3, 12-10, 11-7).

Play in Nay Pyi Taw concludes on Saturday 18th August.

Prospectus, Schedule, Entries, Draws, Results

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Prospectus

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Schedule of Play

 

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Junior Boys’ Team

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Junior Girls’ Team

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Cadet Boys’ Team

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Cadet Girls’ Team

 

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Entries – Junior Boys’ Singles

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Entries – Junior Girls’ Singles

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Entries – Junior Boys’ Doubles

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Entries – Junior Girls’ Doubles

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Entries – Junior Mixed Doubles

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Entries – Cadet Boys’ Singles

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Entries – Cadet Girls’ Singles

 

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Team and Cadet Boys’ Team – Stage One (Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Team – Stage One – Detailed Results (Monday 13th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Team – Main Draw (Tuesday 14th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Team – Stage One – Detailed Results (Monday 13th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Team – Main Draw (Tuesday 14th August)

 

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls Team & Cadet Girls’ Team – Stage One – Results (Monday 13th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Team – Stage One – Detailed Results (Monday 13th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Team – Stage One – Detailed Results (Monday 13th August)

 

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Team – Results – Main Draw (Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Team – Results – Main Draw (Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Team – Main Draw (Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Team – Results – Main Draw (Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August)

 

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Singles – First Stage – Results (Thursday 16th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Singles – Main Draw – Results (Friday 17th August)

 

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Singles – First Stage – Results (Thursday 16th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Singles – Main Draw – Results (Friday 17th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Singles – First Stage – Results (Thursday 16th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Singles – Main Draw – Results (Friday 17th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Singles – First Stage – Results (Thursday 16th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships:Cadet Girls’ Singles – Main Draw – Results (Friday 17th August)

 

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Doubles – Results (Friday 17th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Doubles – Results (Friday 17th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Mixed Doubles – Results (Friday 17th August)

2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships Yumeno Soma Shin Yubin Haruna Ojio Ryu Hanna