29 Apr 2019

Successful the previous day, the trio comprising Cai Fong-En, Chien Tung-Chuan and Yu Hsiu-Ting emerged victorious, one day later on Monday 29th April at the 2019 Australian Junior and Cadet Open in Darwin, Chinese Taipei added to their collection of honours.

Li Hsin-Yu, Tai Ming-Wei and Huang Yu-Jen combined to win the junior boys’ team title; at the final hurdle repeating the success of one day earlier.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

In the group stage of proceedings a 3-1 win had been recorded against the Malaysian combination formed by Wong Qi Shen and Amos Ling Yi Heng; in the final it was exactly the same.

Wong Qi Shen gave his team the perfect start by beating Li Hsin-Yu but that was the end of success. Tai Ming-Wei beat both Amos Ling Yi Heng (11-4, 11-4, 4-11, 11-3) and Wong Qi Shen (11-9, 11-8, 11-3, 11-4), whilst sandwiched in between partnering Li Hsin-Yu to doubles success (11-5, 13-15, 11-5, 11-7).

Titles for Chinese Taipei, in the cadet boys’ team and cadet girls’ team events it was success for Hong Kong; in fact in the latter it was both gold and silver.

At the final hurdle, Phoebe Hui Wai and Yenn Ho Hing recorded a 3-1 success in opposition to colleagues Chelsea Chan Shiu Lam and Wong Hoi Ting. Mainstay of the victory was Phoebe Hui Wai; she accounted for both Chelsea Chan Shiu Lam (11-9, 12-10, 6-11, 12-10) and Wong Hoi Ting 11-8, 7-11, 14-12, 11-8). The one further win for the victors was recorded by Yenn Ho Hing, in the second match of the fixture, she beat Wong Hoi Ting (16-14, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8); the one success for the defeated was secured in the doubles, Chelsea Chan Shiu Lam and Wong Hoi Ting recording a four games win (11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-12).

Impressive from Chelsea Chan Shiu Lam and Wong Hoi Ting, it was very much the same from Baldwin Chan Ho Wah and Yiu Kwan To in the cadet boys’ team final; a 3-0 win was posted against the Macao combination of He Chan Fai and Mak Tin Ian. Yiu Kwan To gave his team the ideal start by beating He Chan Fai (11-4, 11-9, 11-6), before Baldwin Chan Ho Wah overcame Mak Tin Ian (11-5, 15-13, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7) and a straight games doubles win (11-6, 11-5, 11-7) ended matters.

Team events concluded, the individual competitions take centre stage.

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