23 Aug 2018

Gold and silver, it was success for the hosts in the Cadet Girls’ Team event at the 2018 Chinese Taipei Junior and Cadet Open on Thursday 23rd August.

At the final hurdle, represented by Tsai Yun-En, Tsai Pei-Rung and Cheng Pu-Syuan; Chinese Taipei ‘A’ recorded a three matches to one victory in opposition to the Chinese Taipei ‘B’ team formed by Tsai Chi-Chen and Chu Yi-Ching.

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.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Chinese Taipei Junior & Cadet Open Cheng Pu-Syuan Tsai Pei-Rung Tsai Yun-En

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