23 Aug 2018

A close call but it was success for Chen Ting-Ting, Su Pei-Ling and Wen Ruei-Ling, the top seeds, in the Junior Girls’ Team event at the 2018 Chinese Taipei Junior and Cadet Open on Thursday 23rd August.

Representing Chinese Taipei ‘A’, at the final hurdle, the trio accounted for colleagues, Cai Fong-En, Chien Tung-Chuan and Yu Hsiu-Ting on duty for Chinese Taipei ‘B’, the no.4 seeds, in a full distance five match contest.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Su Pei-Ling emerged the backbone of the success, remaining unbeaten throughout the whole event; in the final she accounted for Yu Hsiu-Ting in the second match of the fixture (11-4, 11-8, 11-7), before in the fifth and deciding contest overcoming Cai Fong-En (6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9).

The one further win for the champions elect was secured by Chen Ting-Ting; in the fourth match of the engagement, she overcame Yu Hsiu-Ting (11-4, 14-12, 14-12), after their adversaries had established a two matches to one lead. In the opening contest, Cai Fong-En had beaten Chen Ting-Ting (11-4, 11-3, 11-3), before in the third match, Chien Tung-Chuan had overcome Wen Ruei-Ling (11-5, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8).

Earlier, a direct entry to the semi-finals, Chen Ting-Ting, Su Pei-Ling and Wen Ruei-Ling had secured a three-one success against compatriots Fang Sih-Han, Tsai Yu-Chin and Chen Peng-Yu in action for Chinese Taipei ‘C’, the no.6 seeds; the one success for the defeated being recorded by Fang Sih-Han who beat Chen Ting-Ting (11-6, 11-5, 11-7) in the opening match of the fixture.

Meanwhile, in the opposite half of the draw; at the quarter-final stage Cai Fong-En, Chien Tung-Chuan and Yu Hsiu-Ting had beaten Singapore’s Goi Rui Xuan, Eunice Lim and Wong Xin Ru, the no.5 seeds, by three matches to one, prior to recording a three-nil win in opposition to Hong Kong’s Chau Wing Sze, Lee Ka Yee and Wong Chin-Yau, the no.2 seeds. The one winner for Singapore was Goi Rui Xuan, in the second match of the fixture, she accounted for Cai Fong-En (11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 11-6).

Play in the Junior Girls’ Team event concluded, attention now turns to the individual competitions.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Chinese Taipei Junior & Cadet Open Su Pei-Ling Chen Ting-Ting Wen Ruei-Ling

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