by Ian Marshall, Editor
Rachel Sung reserved her place courtesy of success against Chinese Taipei’s Liu Ru-Yun (11-5, 11-9, 11-3); similarly Ng Wing Lam defeated Korea Republic’s Jung Dabin (11-6, 11-5, 11-5), Byun Seoyoung ended the hopes of Hong Kong’s Yenn Ho Ching, the no.6 seed, who the previous day had finished in second place in her group (11-3, 11-7, 11-4).
Progress as expected, the surprise names saw the host association very much to the fore. Tsai Yun-En, Tsai Pei-Rung and Cheng Pu-Syuan all booked last eight places as did Tsai Chi-Chen and Chu Yi-Ching.
Most notably Chu Yi-Ching beat Singapore’s Zhou Jingyi, the no.2 seed (14-12, 8-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-4) to secure her last eight place. Likewise Tsai Pei-Rung impressed, she accounted for Hong’s Phoebe Hui Wai, the no.4 seed (11-7, 11-7, 10-12, 11-7), whilst not to be upstaged, Tsai Yun-En defeated Korea Republic’s Kim Nayeong, the no.5 seed (11-4, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9).
Meanwhile, in the remaining contests to decide last eight places, it was journey’s end for the Korea Republic. Cheng Pu-Syuan beat Kim Seongjin (11-6, 12-10, 15-13), Tsai Chi-Chen overcame Yu Hyejin in a contest resolved in a monumental deciding fifth game (6-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3, 19-17).
Success for Chinese Taipei in the Cadet Girls’ Singles event, there was also success in the Cadet Girls’ Doubles competition where four pairs have reached the quarter-final round.
Chen Yu-Chin and Liu Yun-Chen play colleagues Chen Yu-Chih and Liu Yun-Chen, Cheng Pu-Syuan and Huang Yu-Jie oppose Korea Republic’s Byun Seoyoung and Kim Taemin. In the opposite half the draw, Tsai Pei-Rung and Tsai Yun-En meet Singapore’s Ser Lian Qian and Zhou Jingyi; Hong Kong’s Chelsea Chan Shiu Lam and Yenn Ho Ching oppose Japan’s Yura Shinohara and Anne Uesawa.
Play at the 2018 Chinese Taipei Junior and Cadet Open concludes on Sunday 26th August.