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Other Events - 1 May 2014

Asian teams secure passage to quarters


At the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championship China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan will play in the quarterfinal of the Women’s team’s Event. They concluded the first phase of the competition at the top spots in their respective groups. Top se

At the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championship China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan will play in the quarterfinal of the Women’s team’s Event. They concluded the first phase of the competition at the top spots in their respective groups.

Top seeds added another straight matches victory on their account in Group A; today China beat Austria to secure top spot. Korea DPR followed the same path and Slovakia fell down on their way. In the clash for third position Romani beat Poland led by Elizabeta SAMARA who produced two victories. Austria is fourth, Poland fifth and Slovakia sixth in the Group. Belarus overcame Hungary and secured the place in the Round of 16.

Japan also booked their place in the quarters with five straight matches wins. Last in line teams who suffered was Australia today. Australia failed to produce victory at the Championships so far. Taipei beat USA In Group C Singapore exceeded the rankings and from second position booked the place at the top of the Group. They are undefeated. On second position top seeds Korea DPR faced serious pressure today in the last round of the Group Stages.

Luxembourg was very close from the great upset. NI Xialian overcame YANG Haeun, whilst Sarah DE NUTTE gave Luxembourg further lead with victory over SEOK Hajung. SEOK was also 2:0 down in the ultimate match against NI Xialian before she recovered to seal the duel. Russia recorded first victory at the Championships. They beat Netherlands in another five matches encounter. Polina MIKHAILOVA was the key to success with victories over Li Jie and LI Jiao. Netherlands is third, Luxembourg fourth and France and Russia fifth and sixth.

In Group D Hong Kong is at the top. They are also defeated. With one victory less Germany is second, followed by Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia and Serbia.  In last round Hong Kong beat Croatia, Germany overcame Serbia and Ukraine overcame Czech Republic.

 

 

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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