Tournaments

08 Dec 2018

Quarter-final places in the Girls’ Doubles event at stake on the afternoon of Saturday 8th December at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Bendigo, Australia, it was the United States who upset the order of merit.

Amy Wang and Crystal Wang, the no.12 seeds, accounted for Romania’s Andreea Dragoman and Tania Plaian, the no.6 seeds, in a tense full distance five games encounter decided by the very narrowest of margins (11-5, 4-11, 11-8, 9-11, 12-10) to emerge the only pair to cause a second round Girls’ Doubles surprise.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Notably, the top seeded Japanese partnership formed by Miyu Nagasaki and Satsuki Odo continued their progress as did Chinese Taipei’s Chen Ting-Ting and Su Pei-Ling, the no.2 seeds.

However, for Miyu Nagasaki and Satsuki Odo life was fraught; they had to recover from a two games to nil deficit and the brink of defeat in the fourth before overcoming Korea Republic’s Ryu Hanna and Shin Yubin, the no.20 seeds (2-11, 5-11, 11-5, 13-11, 11-6). Testing times for Miyu Nagasaki and Satsuki Odo, for Chen Ting-Ting and Su Pei-Ling life was less dramatic; they beat Russia’s Kristina Kasantseva and Ekaterina Zironova, alongside Amy Wang and Crystal Wang, the no.12 seeds, in four games (11-6, 11-5, 10-12, 11-7).

Success for Japan and Chinese Taipei; most notably there was success for China; Huang Fanzhen and Shi Xunyao, the no.3 seeds, overcame Tsai Yu-Chin and Wen Ruei-Ling, like Chen Ting-Ting and Su Pei-Ling from Chinese Taipei and the no.10 seeds (14-12, 11-4, 11-9). Similarly, Guo Yuhan and Qian Tianyi, the no.14 seeds, halted the progress of Korea Republic’s Choi Haeeun and Wee Yeji, the no.31 seeds (12-10, 11-7, 11-6).

At the quarter-final stage Miyu Nagasaki and Satsuki Odo meet Serbia’s Tijana Jokic and Sabina Surjan, the no.8 seeds, the second round winners in opposition to Germany’s Franziska Schreiner and Laura Tifenbrunner, the no.18 seeds (20-18, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9); Huang Fanzhen and Shi Xunyao oppose Russia’s Anastasia Kolish and Mariia Tailakova, the no.10 seeds. In the previous round Anastasia Kolish and Mariia Tailakova accounted for Poland’s Anna Wegrzyn and Katarzyna Wegrzyn, the no.11 seeds, a contest decided by the narrowest of margins (11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 14-12, 11-9).

Meanwhile, in the opposite half of the draw, Guo Yuhan and Qian Tianyi confront Amy Wang and Crystal Wang, Chen Ting-Ting and Su Pei-Ling meet Japan’s Miyuu Kihara and Yumeno Soma, the no,21 seeds, the second round winners in opposition to India’s Swastika Ghosh and Prapti Sen, the no.21 seeds (11-4, 11-8, 11-8).

The quarter-final matches will be played later in the day.

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