11 Nov 2018

Success two days earlier, gold in the Junior Girls’ Singles event, on Saturday 10th November at the 2018 Hungarian Junior and Cadet Open in Szombathely, there was more success for Wu Yangchen.

Lining up alongside Huang Yingqi and Zang Xiaotong, she led China to the Junior Girls’ Team title.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

In the final against the Russian outfit comprising Elizabet Abraamian, Kristina Kazantseva and Ekaterina Zironova, she emerged the mainstay of a three-one win.

She accounted for Elizabet Abraamian in the second match of the fixture (11-8, 11-1, 11-9), before in the fourth contest overcoming Ekaterina Zironova (4-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-8) to bring matters to a conclusion. The one further win for the champions elect was secured by Huang Yingqi, in the third match, she overcame Kristina Kazantseva (11-6, 11-6, 11-8); the one success for the Russian outfit was recorded by Ekaterina Zironova; in the opening contest, she beat Zang Xiaotong (11-9, 11-7, 12-10).

“Zinorova made the match hard for us. I played my hardest match of the championship against her.” Wu Yangchen

A three-one win in the title deciding contest; at the quarter and semi-final stages, the eventual outcome was even more impressive, a three-nil score line was the margin of victory in opposition to the French combination of Prithika Pavade, Camille Lutz and Isa Cok. Imposing, it was followed by the same margin of victory when facing Chinese Taipei’s Chen Ting-Ting, Cai Fong-En and Wen Rue-Ling.

Similarly, having received a direct entry to the main draw, at the semi-final stage Elizabet Abraamian, Kristina Kazantseva and Ekaterina Zironova showed not a morsel of charity. They recorded a three-nil win against Serbia’s Radmila Tominjak, Andjela Menger and Reka Bezeg.

Proceedings concluded on the Junior Girls’ Team event, attention now turns to the Cadet Boys’ Singles, Cadet Girls’ Singles, Cadet Boys’ Doubles and Cadet Girls’ Doubles events; play in Szombathely concludes on Sunday 11th November.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open Huang Yingqi Zang Xiaotong Wu Yangchen

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