by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager
In the Men’s Doubles occasion, Hong Kong’s Kwan Man Ho and Li Hon Ming skilled defeat by the hands of Japan’s Hokuto Koriyama and Mizuki Oikawa (7-11, 11-6, 11-9, 13-11).
Likewise within the Women’s Doubles competitors, it was defeat for the mix of Charlotte Carey of Wales and Alina Arlouskaya of Belarus; they misplaced to Malaysia’s Ho Ying and Kuan E. Xian (11-Four, Four-11, 12-10, 11-7).
Unexpected outcomes, there have been extra. Notably within the Men’s Doubles occasion, Korea’s Choi Woojin and Kim Daewoo misplaced to Iran’s Amin Miralmasi and Hamidreza Taherkhani (12-10, 5-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-9), while Sweden’s Simon Ardvisson and Hampus Soderlund skilled defeat by the hands of China’s Lai Jiaxin and Yan Sheng (11-5, 11-Eight, 11-7).
Meanwhile, within the Women’s Doubles competitors, there have been arguably shock defeats for Hong Kong’s Liu Qi and Mak Tze Wing, as there was for the mix of India’s Sutirtha Mukherjee and Amrutha Pushpak.
However, realistically they had been no nice upsets. Liu Qi and Mak Tze Wing misplaced to Korea’s Kim Mingyung and Lee Yearam (11-7, 11-7, 11-6); Sutirtha Mukherjee and Amrutha Pushpak skilled defeat when going through China’s Yu Yifan and Yuan Yuan (11-Three, 11-5, 11-Eight).
Disappointments for Hong Kong and for India; there was additionally disappointment for the host nation within the Women’s Doubles competitors however not within the counterpart Men’s Doubles occasion.
In the previous, Monapsorn Saritapirak and Jinnipa Sawettabut suffered by the hands of China’s Han Guoyu and Hu Yueyan (11-Four, Eight-11, 11-Four, 11-Eight); conversely within the latter, Yanapong Panagitgun and Supakron Pankhaoyoy beat Austria’s Alexander Chen and Simon Pfeffer (12-10, 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-Eight) to order there place within the knock-out stage.
The main occasion commences on Friday 18th May.
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