Benedikt DUDA in semi final in LinzPhoto: ITTF
2016 ITTF World Tour Hybiome Austrian Open
Seeded only at the position no. 32 at the beginning of the 2016 ITTF World Tour Hybiome Austrian Open in Linz, Benedikt DUDA of Germany beat the odds and reached the penultimate stage of the Men’s Singles Event. In the quarterfinal he beat Sharath Kamal ACHANTA of India in five games (9-11,9-11,11-6,7-11,4-11).
DUDА was the only player representing Europe to survive quarterfinal stage. His compatriot Ricardo WALTHER suffered by the hands of Kenta MATSUDAIRA of Japan after seven games thriller (11-6,11-5,9-11,7-11,6-11,11-2,11-6). Hugo CALDERANO of Brazil beat Ruwen FILUS of Germany (5-11,11-9,9-11,11-13,8-11), whilst Yuto MURAMATSU of Japan overcame KOU Lei of Ukraine (7-11,8-11,7-11,11-9,4-11).
Both European representatives in the semifinal of the Women’s’ Singles Event concluded the tournament today. Elizabeta SAMARA of Romania suffered by the hands of Honoka HASHIMOTO of Japan 2:4 (11-9,11-6,6-11,4-11,5-11,7-11), whilst Ito MIMA of Japan halted fantastic progress of Sofia POLCANOVA of Austria 1:4 (8-11,11-7,4-11,5-11,8-11). Yui HAMAMOTO of Japan, who beat top seeded CHENG I-Ching of Taipei in the previous round progressed further, to the semis. She accounted for SUH Hyowon of Korea 4:2 (12-10,11-7,8-11,6-11,13-11,13-11). In penultimate stage she will meet CHOI Hyojoo of Korea. CHOI beat Suthasini SAWETTABUT of Thailand in straight games (11-8,12-10,11-6,14-12).