China and Japan will play for World titles
China and Japan had secured their places in the Girls’ Team final at the Wisdom 2014 World Junior Championships in Shanghai in a most emphatic manner; not one single match surrendered. Three-nil wins were posted against Hong Kong and the United States of
China and Japan had secured their places in the Girls’ Team final at the Wisdom 2014 World Junior Championships in Shanghai in a most emphatic manner; not one single match surrendered. Three-nil wins were posted against Hong Kong and the United States of America.
In the lower half of the list France will meet Korea in the duel for the position no. five, whilst Germany will play against Thailand for the position no. 7.
In quarter final Hong Kong, the third seeds, beat Germany, the fourth seeds. MINNIE Soo Wai Yam beat both Nina MITTELHAM and Chantal MANTZ; the two players who had contested the final of the Junior Girls’ Singles event at the Sterilgarda European Youth Championships in Riva del Garda earlier this year. LAM Yee Lok accounted for WAN Yuan. The wins for Germany both came at the expense of DOO Hoi Kem. DOO Hoi Kem was beaten by Chantal MANTZ and by Nina MITTELHAM.
China posted a three-two win against France. WANG Manyu beat Pauline CHASSELIN in three straight games. In the two ensuing duels it was the same for LIU Gaoyang and CHEN Xingtong.
The boys emulated their female counterparts and did so in the same commanding manner. China, the top seeds, beat Korea, the third seeds, by three matches to nil; Japan, the second seeds, performed likewise when confronting Chinese Taipei, the fourth seeds.
For position no. five Sweden will meet France whilst Hong Kong will play against Hungary for place no. seven.
In quarter final China, the top seeds beat Sweden, the no.7 seeds, to set the tone for the round of the last eight. They recorded a three matches to nil success but it was not the most comfortable of starts for the host nation. YU Ziyang was tested by Anton KÄLLBERG; he won but he needed the full five games to ensure victory. LIANG Jingkun accounted for Elias RANEFUR, LYU Xiang overcame Carl AHLANDER-JOHANSSON.
Japan accounted for France. Yuto MURAMATSU beat Can Akkuzu, before Asuka SAKAI defeated Alexandre CASSIN and Kazuhiro YOSHIMURA overcame Romain RUIZ. Likewise, Chinese Taipei succeeded against Hungary, the no.8 seeds. YANG Heng-Wei set his team on the road to victory by beating Nandor ECSEKI in the opening match of the contest, before WANG Tai-Wei accounted for Adam SZUDI and LIN Hsueh brought matters to a conclusion by defeating Bence MAJOROS.