19 Apr 2019

Impressive performances, the Chinese combination formed by Chen Yuanyu, Lin Shidong and Tao Yuchang won the cadet boys’ team title at the 2019 Belgium Junior and Cadet Open in Spa on Thursday 18th April.

After the previous day being tested by Chinese Taipei’s Peng Jin-Yu and Yang Sang-Wei; the full five matches being needed to secure first place in the group, there were no such problems in the second phase of play.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Following a 3-0 success against Germany’s Soren Dreier and Vincent Senkbul, the same margin of victory was recorded in opposition to Chinese Taipei’s Chang Yu-An and Kuo Chia-Hung at the semi-final stage.

A place in the final booked, an equally resounding win was the order of the day when facing the Czech Republic’s Simon Belik and Ondrej Kveton. Chen Yuanyu set the wheels in motion by beating Ondrej Kveton (11-3, 11-4, 11-4), before Tao Yuchang accounted for Simon Belik (11-7, 11-8, 11-2) and then joined forces with Lin Shidong to secure doubles success (11-8, 11-8, 11-6).

Progress to the final in style for Chen Yuanyu, Lin Shidong and Tao Yuchang; life for Simon Belik and Ondrej Kveton was more exacting. Following a 3-1 quarter-final success in opposition to Spain’s Daniel Berzosa and Miguel Angel Pantoja, the full five matches were required to end the aspirations of the host nation’s Tim Giltia and Louis Laffineur.

The thorn in the side of the eventual silver medallists was Louis Laffineur; he accounted for both Simon Belik (5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-1) and Ondrej Kveton (11-6, 12-10, 13-11). Man of the moment for the Czech Republic was Simon Belik; a place in the final at stake, in the concluding match of the engagement he overcame Tim Giltia (11-6, 12-10, 13-11).

Matters over in the cadet boys’ team event; attention now turns to the individual competitions.

World Junior Circuit 2019 Belgium Junior and Cadet Open Chen Yuanyu Tao Yuchang Lin Shidong

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