18 Aug 2018

Listed in the top two places on the current Under 18 Girls’ World Rankings and also in the ITTF World Junior Circuit Girls’ Standings, China’s Shi Xunyao and Qian Tianyi understandably occupy first and second positions in the seeding for the Junior Girls’ Singles event at the 2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanma.

On Friday 11th August each justified their exalted status; quarter-final places were booked and booked in style.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Shi Xunyao reserved her last eight place courtesy of success against the Korea Republic’s Ryu Hanna (11-4, 11-7, 11-3, 6-11, 11-4), having in the opening round accounted for Japan’s Yumeno Soma (7-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5).

Similarly, Qian Tianyi had overcome Chinese Taipei’s Chien Tung-Chuan (11-6, 11-9, 4-11, 11-8, 11-6), followed by success in opposition to Miku Izumo, like Yumeno Soma from Japan (7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 4-11, 12-10, 11-5).

Defeats for Japan but there was success, hard fought success; 14 year old Miyuu Kihara, the no.16 seed, kept her nerve to beat Chinese Taipei’s Su Pei-Ling, the no.3 seed (10-12, 11-9, 2-11, 12-10, 11-9, 14-16, 11-7) to reserve her second round place, where she repeated the feat. She accounted for the Korea Republic’s Shin Yubin in a similarly hard fought full distance duel (11-2, 11-2, 7-11, 6-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6).

Life on a knife-edge for Miyuu Kihara, it was somewhat the same for Hong Kong’s Lee Ka Yee on her journey to the penultimate round.

The no.9 seed, she needed the full seven games to beat Malaysia’s Karen Kyne (11-5, 6-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9), prior to reserving her penultimate round place by overcoming Japan’s Moe Nomura in six games (4-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4).

At the semi-final stage Shi Xunyao plays Lee Ka Yee, Qian Tianyi opposes Miyuu Kihara; play concludes in Nay Pyi Taw 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 Shi Xunyao Qian Tianyi Miyuu Kihara Lee Ka Yee