Tournaments

04 Sep 2019

A clean sweep, a full house as the four team events at the 2019 Asian Junior and Cadet Championships in the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaator concluded on the evening of Wednesday 4th September; China ruled supreme.

However, the players to attract the attention were Chang Yu-An, Kao Cheng-Ju and Chuang Chia-Chuan on duty for Chinese Taipei in the cadet boys’ team event; they came perilously close to causing a sensation.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

They extended Chen Yuanyu and Huang Youzheng the full five match distance.

The quick-fire Chang Yu-An overcame Huang Youzheng in the opening contest (11-9, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8) to give Chinese Taipei the ideal start; Chen Yuanyu, currently listed in top spot on the under 15 boys’ world rankings levelled matters. He accounted for Kao Cheng-Jui but he almost came to grief, he needed the full five games to secure victory only emerging successful by the minimal two point margin in the deciding game (9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 12-10).

Parity; courtesy of Chuang Chia-Chuan and Kao Cheng-Jui, Chinese Taipei took the lead. They overcame Chen Yuanyu and Huang Youzheng in five games (8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7). Advantage, Chinese Taipei, playing his third consecutive match, Chen Yuanyu overcame Chang Yu-An (11-9, 10-12, 12-10, 14-12), before in yet another five games encounter, Ka Chen-Jui ended matters by beating Husang Youzheng.

Otherwise, China proved a step ahead the field; not a single individual match was surrendered.

In the cadet girls’ team final, the combination formed by Chen Yi, Sun Xiaomeng and Xu Yi recorded a 3-0 win against Korea Republic’s Kim Nayeong and Lee Yeonhui; by the same margin in the junior girls’ team title decider, Shi Xunyao, Kuai Man and Wu Yangchen overcame DPR Korea’s Kim Kum Yong, Pyon Song Gyong and Pak Su Gyong to seal the title.

Likewise, in the contest that brought the day to an end, in the junior boys’ team gold medal contest, Xu Yingbin, Xiang Peng and Liu Yeb showed no charity when facing India’s Raegan Alburquerque, Manush Utpalbhai Shah and Anukram Jaim.

Play in the individual events begins on Thursday 5th September.

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