GERELL and PERSSON clinched the Men's Doubles titlePhoto: František ZÁLEWSKÝ, courtesy CTTA
First ever ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles semi-final for GAUZY
WONG Chun Ting won the title in the Men’s Singles event at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Czech Open in Olomouc. At the final hurdle he succeded against Maharu YOSHIMURA of Japan 2:4 (3:11, 15:13, 11:7, 9:11, 9:11, 8:11). In the final of the Women's Singles Event Ai FUKUHARA of Japan beat JEON Jihee of Korea in straight games (7:11,12:14,11:13,8:11).
Portugal’s Marcos FREITAS experienced defeat at the semi-final stage and failed to defend the title. The top seed, he was beaten in seven games by Japan’s Maharu YOSHIMURA, the no. 5 seed (11:7, 5:11, 9:11, 11:7, 11:9, 3:11, 11:4). Success for Japan was followed by success for Hong Kong; in the counterpart semi:final Wong Chun Ting, the no.3 seed, accounted for Frenchman, Simon GAUZY, the no.18 seed 4:1 (15:13,12:10,11:7,7:11,11:8). It was the first ever time that he had reached an ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles semi-final, meanwhile, for Marcos FREITAS, he was on duty in his sixth ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles semi-final.
Germany's HAN Ying also played in the semi fanal as a last European representative in the Singles Event. She suffered by the hands of the new champion FUKUHARA 4:2 (6:11, 11:9, 4:11, 11:7, 12:10, 11:8). In the quarterfinal HU Melek of Turkey, Elizabeta SAMARA of Romania and Polina MIKHAILOVA, all failed to progress further.
Par GERELL and Jon PERSSON clinched the title in the Men's Doubles Event. In the ulitamete stage they beat JUNG Youngsik and KIM Minseok of Korea 0:3 (7:11,6:11,7:11). In the semi final Partnership from Sweden overcame Patrick BAUM and Patrick FRANZISKA of Germany 3:2 (9:11,11:9,11:4,14:16,11:7), whilst JUNG Youngsik and KIM Minseok overcame TANG Peng and WONG Chun Ting of Hong Kong by same margin 2:3 (11:4,6:11,6:11,11:6,11:13).
In the final of the Women's Doubles Event JEON Jihee and YANG Haeun of Korea overcame DOO Hoi Kem and TIE Yana of Hong Kong 3:1 (6:11,11:7,11:8,11:5). In the penultimate stage JEON Jihee and YANG Haeun beat LI Jie of Netherlands and LI Qian of Poland 3:1 (11:9,6:11,14:12,11:5), whilst DOO Hoi Kem and TIE Yana succeded against LIU Jia of Austria and Iveta VACENOVSKA of Czech Republic 3:1 (11:5,6:11,11:6,11:3).