11 Nov 2018

A series of impressive performances, the Chinese combination of Chen Yuanyu, Huang Youzheng and Lin Shidong won the Cadet Boys’ Team title at the 2018 Hungarian Junior and Cadet Open in Szombathely on Saturday 10th November.

Players very much new to the international scene, at no stage was the trio extended the full five match distance.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Success by three matches to one proved the verdict in the final against Chinese Taipei’s Li Yan-Ju and Huang Yan-Cheng; the player to cause the champions elect problems being Huang Yan-Cheng, in the second match of the fixture he accounted for Chen Yuanyu (14-12, 11-8, 4-11, 14-12).

However, that was to be the only success for the Chinese Taipei outfit; Li Yan-Jun experienced defeat at the hands of Huang Youzheng (11-5, 6-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-8) and when facing Chen Yuanyu (11-7, 11-7, 12-10). The one further success for China was secured in the doubles with Lin Shidong entering the action to partner Huang Youzheng, a four games win was recorded (11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8).

“We didn’t expect an easy match against Chinese Taipei; the match confirmed our expectations. Thanks to my teammates victory I could play more confidently against Li Yan Jun.” Chen Yuanyu

Imposing in the final, for the Chinese trio had been the same en route to the title deciding contest. At the quarter-final stage a three-one win had been posted against Germany’s Mike Hollo and Felix Köhler, prior to a three-nil success being recorded in opposition to Russia’s Sergey Ryzhov and Denis Izumrudov.

Somewhat differently in the opposite half of the draw there had been exacting times for Li Yan-Ju and Huang Yan-Cheng, especially in the penultimate round.

After overcoming Egypt’s Omar Allam and Ziad Elshawa by three matches to one, they were stretched the full five match distance by Spain’s Diego Lillo and Miguel Angel Pantoja. The player to cause the problems was Miguel Angel Pantoja. He beat both Huang Yan-Cheng (6-11, 11-5, 13-11, 6-11, 11-7) and Li Yan-Jun (9-11, 11-9, 3-11, 13-11, 11-9).

Play concludes on Sunday 11th November with the Cadet Boys’ Singles, Cadet Girls’ Singles, Cadet Boys’ Doubles and Cadet Girls’ Doubles events.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Hungarian Junior and Cadet Open Chen Yuanyu Lin Shidong Huang Youzheng

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