by Ian Marshall, Editor
Two days prior, Qin Xiaoce and Xin Chenglin had combined to claim Junior Girls’ Doubles gold, the pair accounting for the host nation’s Raquel Martins and Celia Silva in the final; the win coming prior to Qin Xiaoce having to settle for silver in the Junior Girls’ Singles event. She was beaten at the final hurdle by Portugal’s Lin Yangzi.
Testing times, not on the concluding day of action; after recording a three-nil win in opposition to Spain’s Nerea Garcia, Andrea Perez and Ana Maria Vertiz, the same margin of victory was posted in opposition to the combination of India’s Manushree Patil and Anusha Kutumbale who joined forces with Spain’s Ana Pedregosa.
Qin Xiaoce gave her team the perfect start by beating Manushree Patil in a full distance five games contest (11-6, 11-13, 11-13, 11-6, 11-3), before Han Feier recorded a straight games success when facing Anusha Kutumbale (11-7, 11-5, 13-11). Xin Chenglin concluded matters by overcoming Ana Pedregosa (11-3, 11-8, 11-5).
A resounding success in the final for Han Feier, Qin Xiaoce and Xin Chenglin; at the semi-final stage it had been the same for Anusha Kutumbale, Manushree Patil and Spain’s Ana Pedregosa. They had secured a three-nil success when facing the Swedish trio formed by Jennie Edvinsson, Hannah Holgersson and Alma Roose.
Success for China and it was success on debut; it was a first appearance for Han Feier, Qin Xiaoce and Xin Chenglin in international waters. No world rankings but when play concluded at the top of the list.