by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager
The participant to shine was Yukari Sugasawa; she beat each Wei Yuanhui (11-6, 11-Eight, 11-6) and Wang Xiaotong (11-6, Three-11, 11-7, 11-Eight).
However, that was to show the restrict of Japanese success; Honami Nakamori was crushed by Wang Xiaotong (11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 11-Eight) and within the essential fifth and deciding match of the fixture by Wei Yuanhui who recovered from a two video games to nil deficit to emerge profitable (5-11, 1-11, 11-7, 11-Four, 11-Eight).
Sandwiched in between, within the third match of the engagement, Hikari Okubo suffered by the hands of Gao Yanan in what was to show the pivotal contest, she was crushed by the very narrowest of margins within the decisive fifth sport (11-5, 12-14, 9-11, 12-10, 14-12).
Defeat for Hikari Okubo, Honami Nakamori and Yukari Sugasawa but it surely was their solely reverse; thus second place within the group and a passport to the primary draw was achieved. Gao Yanan, Wang Xiaotong and Wei Yuanhui remained unbeaten to prime the group.
Meanwhile, within the remaining teams, the main outfits duly secured first positions with being prolonged the complete 5 match distance.
Top seeds, Chinese Taipei with Chien Tung-Chuan, Chen Ting-Ting and Yu Hsiu-Ting on responsibility ended the day in pole place as did the Polish outfit, the no.2 seed, shaped by Anna Wegrzyn, Katarzyna Wegrzyn and Julia Szymczak.
Likewise, it was first place within the group with out due alarm for Slovakia’s Natalie Grigelova, Tatiana Kukulkova, Nikoleta Puchovanva and Jana Terezkova, the no.Three seeds; a scenario that utilized additionally to the no.Four seeds, the Croatian mixture of Klara Bardac, Andrea Pavlovic, Sara Susac and Marta Vukelic.
Meanwhile, within the two first spherical fixtures that have been required, the Japanese trio of Kaho Akae, Sakura Yokoi and Yua Yamasaki recorded a three-one success towards the United States outfit shaped by Reina Aso, Lynn Hsieh Tian and Amy Wang. Likewise, in an imposing method Germany’s Laura Tiefenbrunner, Tu Wenna and Anastasia Bondareva overcame Hungary’s Helga Dari, Veronika Menko and Marta Nagypal by three matches to nil.
Play within the Girls’ Team occasion concludes on Friday 18th May.
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