10 Nov 2018

Top seeds China represented by Chen Yi, Li Yuqi and Yang Yiyun duly imposed their authority on proceedings on Friday 9th November to emerge in first place in their initial stage Cadet Girls’ Team group at the 2018 Hungarian Junior and Cadet Open in Szombathely.

Technical excellence was once very much on display, one which enables young players to develop and eventually compete at the very highest levels, the Chinese trademark.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Confronting the combination of Lavanya Maruthapandian of the United States and England’s Millie Rogove, a three matches to nil win was posted, followed by the same margin of success when facing the Romanian combination of Ioana Singeorzan, Evelyn Ungvari and Oana Adela Struna.

First place in the group reserved and the only option; only top spot secured progress to the second stage.

Similarly, it was first position for the no.2 seeds, Germany’s Anett Kaufmann, Naomi Pranjkovic and Jele Stortz, as it was for Egypt’s Farida Badawy and Hend Fathy, the no.3 seeds.

Likewise, in a competition where there were seven groups in the initial phase, the no.5 seeds, Poland’s Anna Brzyska and Hana Sztwiertnia secured first place in their group; a feat also achieved by the outfits next in the order of merit. It was top spot for Hungary’s Csenge Adamik and Dorottya Tolgyes; in a similar vein it was pole position for the Chinese Taipei partnership of Cheng Pu-Syuan and Tsai Pei-Rung.

However, for Croatia’s Hana Arapovic and Hanna Loncarevic, the no.4 seeds, there were problems. They finished in third place in their group and thus did not reserve a main draw place. Japan’s Kazuha Yoshida and Yura Shinohara duly concluded matters in top spot with the French pairing of Lucie Mobarek and Charlotte Lutz in second position.

Play in the Cadet Girls’ Team event concludes on Saturday 10th November.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open Chen Yi Yang Yiyun Li Yuqi

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