Bernadette SZOCS leads Romania to victory
The top two seeds in the Boys’ Team event at the 2013 ITTF World Junior Championships in Rabat, China and Japan; both duly posted three-nil wins to conclude their second stage group matches unbeaten. Thus quarter-final places were booked in style. China w
The top two seeds in the Boys’ Team event at the 2013 ITTF World Junior Championships in Rabat, China and Japan; both duly posted three-nil wins to conclude their second stage group matches unbeaten. Thus quarter-final places were booked in style.
China with LIANG Jingkun, ZHOU Qihao, KONG Lingxuan beat Germany with Kilian ORT, QIU Lang, QIU Dang; whilst Japan’s Yuto MURAMATSU, Masataka MORIZONO, Asuksa SAKAI defeated Hong Kong’s LAM Siu Hang, LI Hon Ming, Daryl HUNG.
Results as seeding predicted; for the third seeds, France after some tense moments, it was the eventual desired outcome but not for Chinese Taipei. The fourth seeds, they suffered a surprise three-nil defeat at the hands of Korea. However, the contest to attract the attention was that between France and Brazil, a three-one verdict was the end result with Tristan FLORE the backbone of the French success. He beat both Vitor ISHIY (11-7, 11-7, 11-9) and Hugo CALDERANO (7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 12-10, 11-6) with the one further French success coming from Alexandre ROBINOT; in the third match of the duel he overcame Luan OLIVEIRA (12-10, 11-2, 11-7). The one win for Brazil was recorded by Hugo CALDERANO; in the second match of the fixture he accounted for Enzo ANGLES (4-11, 11-6, 12-14, 11-7, 11-5).
One surprise result as the second stage fixtures progressed in the Boys’ Team event and there was one upset in the Girls’ Team competition. Romania, the fifth seeds, accounted for Korea, the fourth seeds, by three matches to one with Bernadette SZOCS the architect of the win. She beat LEE Dason in a tantalising opening match by the very narrowest of margins (11-5, 9-11, 8-11, 11-6, 16-14) before bringing matters to a conclusion by overcoming JUNG Yumei (11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7). The one further win for Romania came in the third match of the fixture with Adina DIACONU defeating LEE Zion (13-11, 11-5, 11-7); JUNG Yumi overcame Adina DIACONU in the second match of the contest (11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5).
China beat Germany’s Theresa KRAFT, WANG Yuan, Alena LEMMER by three matches to nil as did Japan against Chinese Taipei.