by Ian Marshall, Editor
Star of the show in the final was Tsai Yun-En; she beat both Tsai Chi-Chen (11-7, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9) and Chu Yi-Ching (11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-4), whilst teaming with Cheng Pu-Syuan (11-8, 11-8, 11-9) to secure the doubles.
Success but it was hard fought success; after recording a three-nil win in opposition to Hong Kong’s Phoebe Hui Wai and Ng Wing Lam; the champions elect were stretched the full distance by the Korea Republic’s Kim Seongjin and Kim Nayeong in the penultimate round.
Once again, as in the final, Tsai Yun-En was the backbone of the Chinese Taipei success. She beat both Kim Seongjin (11-9, 11-9, 11-8) and Kim Nayeong (13-15, 6-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-6); the heroine was Tsai Pei-Rung. In the vital fifth match of the fixture, she accounted for Kim Seongjin to seal the victory (6-11, 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8).
Hard fought success, for Tsai Chi-Chen and Chu Yi-Ching, it was hard fought success in both the quarter-final and semi-final rounds.
A three-two win was the quarter-final verdict against Singapore’s Ser Lin Qian and Zhou Jingyi; notably Zhou Jingyi was the player to cause problems. She accounted for both Chu Yi-Ching (5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7) and Tsai Chi-Chen (12-10, 11-5, 11-9).
Similarly at the semi-final stage, a three-two victory margin was the outcome against Hong Kong’s Chelsea Shiu Lam ad Yenn Ho Ching. Mainstay of the success was Chu Yi-Ching. She beat both Chelsea Shiu Lam (12-10, 12-10, 11-8) and Yenn Ho Ching (11-5, 11-9, 11-5), whilst in addition teaming with Tsai Chi-Chen to win the doubles (13-11, 9-11, 13-11, 11-9).
Play in the Cadet Girls’ Team event concluded, attention now turns to the individual events.