13 Jun 2019

The opening fixtures completed, three groups in the initial phase of play, first place the only guarantee of progress, the leading outfits all made successful starts in the junior girls’ team event at the 2019 China Junior and Cadet Open in Taicang on Wednesday 12th June.

It was a profitable day for the host nation as well as for visitors from India and Japan.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Furthermore, all three teams opened their accounts in the most emphatic manners.

Top seeds, Japan represented by Kaho Akae and Sakura Yokoi recorded a 3-0 win in their only fixture of the day in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Anal Bakhyt, Sarvinoz Mirkadirova and Ange Romanovskaya. Similarly, the no.2 seeds, the Chinese selection of Wu Yangchen, Yuan Yuan and Yang Yiyun opened their accounted by recording the same margin of victory in opposition to the Korea Republic’s Park Seongeun and Lee Sujeong.

One fixture completed, one win recorded; for the no.3 seeds, India’s Prapti Sen and Swastika Ghosh it was double the number. They recorded a 3-0 win in opposition to Chinese Taipei’s Chang Hua-Chu and Hsiao Yun-Lung, prior to posting the same victory margin when confronting Korea Republic’s Lee Gayeon and Jeoung Haeun.

Each outfit has one fixture remaining.

A successful day for the hosts in the junior girls’ team event, it was the same in the cadet girls’ team competition. Chen Yi, Leng Yutong and Xu Yi secured first position in their initial phase group as did their colleagues Ding Zige, Chen Xinyang and Zhang Yunhan.

Likewise, Japan’s Miwa Harimoto and Rin Mende topped their group, as did Singapore’s Ser Lin Qian and Zhou Jingyi; meanwhile, not to be overshadowed it was first position for the Hong Kong combination of Chelsea Chan Shiu Lam, Kong Hoi Ching and Ma Yat Sum.

Play in both the junior girls’ team and cadet girls’ team events concludes on Thursday 13th June.

World Junior Circuit 2019 China Junior & Cadet Open Kaho Akae

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