Simon GAUZY in the semi final of the ITTF World Tour Hungarian OpenPhoto: Courtesy ITTF
At the penultimate day of the battles at the 2016 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open in Budapest Simon GAUZY secured his place in the semi final of the Men's Singles Event. On his way to the final day, tonight he beat Nigeria's Quadri ARUNA 2:4 (11:13, 6:11, 11:4, 6:11, 13:11, 6:11). In semis he will meet CHUANG Chih Yuan of Taipei who beat Carlos MACHADO of Spain 4:1 (11:2,11:9,8:11,12:10,12:10).
Taipei's CHEN Chien-An succeeded against Vasily LAKEEV of Russia, whilst CHIANG Hung-Chieh beat Quentin ROBINOT of France.
In the quarterfinal of the Women's Singles Event TIE Yana of Hong Kong continued to dominate the tournament. After she eliminated the top seeded Japan's Ai FUKUHARA in the previous round,in the evening hours she beat LI Jie of Netherlands by narrow margin 4:3 (9:11, 11:8, 9:11, 11:5, 11:8, 2:11, 11:8). She will play against CHENG I-Ching of Taipei who overcame SEO Hyowon of Korea 3:4 (9:11, 11:6, 8:11, 5:11, 12:10, 11:8, 8:11). YANG Haeun of Korea overcame HU Melek of Turkey 1:4 (8:11, 7:11, 9:11, 11:9, 8:11). Korea's DOO Hoi Kem beat Japan's Mima ITO 3:4 (11:8, 6:11, 11:8, 15:13, 9:11, 9:11, 10:12).
Belgium's Robin DEVOS and Cedric NUYTINCK emerged successfully to the final of the Men's Doubles Event. They overcame Russia' s Alexey LIVENTSOV and Mikhail PAIKOV in the penultimate round 3:1 (8:11, 11:6, 11:8, 11:4). In the final DEVOS and NUYTINCK will meet CHUANG Chih-Yuan and HUANG Sheng-Sheng of Taipe, after they beat their compatriots CHEN Chien-An TPE and CHIANG Hung-Chieh.
In Women's Doubles Event JEON Jihee and YANG Haeun of Korea will meet JIANG Huajun and TIE Yana of Hong Kong. JEON Jihee and YANG Haeun recorded the victory in the semis against Germany's SHAN Xiaona and Petrissa SOLJA.