18 Aug 2018

Members of the outfits earlier in the proceedings that secured gold for China in both the Cadet Boys’ Team and Cadet Girls’ Team events at the 2018 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanma; for those players further honours are imminent.

Kuang Ki and Zeng Beixun reached the Cadet Boys’ Singles final, Chen Yi and Kuai Man advanced to the same stage in the Cadet Girls’ Singles event, competitions which until the semi-final stage were best of five games, from the penultimate round best of seven.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Chen Yi, the top seed, experienced few problems in the later stages of proceedings; she recorded a quarter-final success against Japan’s Haruna Ojio in straight games (11-9, 11-7, 11-9), prior to reserving her place in the final by overcoming Korea Republic’s Byun Seoyoung in five games (8-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7).

Impressive from Chen Yi, it was the same from Kuai Man, the no.6 seed; only the semi-final duel being somewhat more exacting. In the round of the last eight, she recorded a straight games win in opposition to Thailand’s Wanwisa Aueawiriyayothin (11-5, 11-7, 11-3), prior to requiring six games to end the progress of compatriot, Li Yuqi, the no.4 seed (5-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 11-5, 11-8).

No great moments of drama; for Zeng Beixun in the Cadet Boys’ Singles event, the no.6 seed, life was somewhat more treacherous. After posting a four games quarter-final win in opposition to Chinese Taipei’s Li Hsin-Yu, the no.2 seed (8-11, 11-4, 14-12, 11-7), he needed the full seven games to beat colleague Xiong Memgyang (11-6, 4-11, 11-3, 5-11, 11-6, 11-13, 11-6), a player who throughout the Cadet Boys’ Team event had been resigned to the bench. Not a bad reserve!

Similarly, at the semi-final stage Kuang Li, the top seed who keeps the pen-hold grip tradition alive, needed six games to beat the Korea Republic’s Hwang Jinha (12-10, 11-3, 8-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6). One round earlier, rather more comfortably, Kuang Li had prevailed against Chinese Taipei’s Wang Guan-Ru (11-2, 11-2, 14-12).

Play in Myanmar 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 Chen Yi Kuang Li Zeng Beixun Kuai Man