by Ian Marshall, Editor
At the final hurdle, the top seeds, they accounted for Singapore’s Josh Chua Shao Han, Pang Yew En Koen and Gerald Yu Zong Jun in a most impressive manner.
Li Hsin-Hang beat Pang Yew En Koen to set his team on the road to victory (8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8), before Feng Yi-Hsin doubled the advantage by overcoming Gerald Yu Zong Jun (11-5, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9). Now in control of proceedings, Tai Ming-Wei accounted for Josh Chua Shao Han to conclude matters (11-9, 11-7, 11-9).
Success against Singapore in style, a direct entry to the semi-finals, it had been the same when facing the Hong Kong outfit formed by Maurice Chong Kai Ning, Pau Yik Man and Chan Yee Shun; no charity had been displayed.
Meanwhile, in the opposite half of the draw, three matches to one wins had been the outcome for Josh Chua Shao Han, Pang Yew En Koen and Gerald Yu Zong Jun.
At the quarter-final stage the trio had overcome the international outfit comprising Iran’s Amirreza Abbasi, India’s Raegan Alburquerque and Portugal’s Tiago Li. Later they booked their place in the final courtesy of success in opposition to the team formed by Japan’s Aoto Asazu and Takeru Kashiwa, who joined forces with Singapore’s Dominic Koh Song Jun.
The players to cause the Singaporeans problems were Raegan Alburquerque who beat Josh Chua Shao Han (12-10, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7) and Aoto Asazu who accounted for Pang Yew En Koen (11-8, 11-6, 11-3).
Proceedings in the Junior Boys’ Team event concluded, the focus now turns to the individual competitions.