China regains in Asian
Junior table tennis
July 28, 2005
Chinese players finished
1-2 in the boys and girls' singles, clinched the top spot in girls' doubles and
finished second to
None of the Indian pairs in the boys and girls' were able to cross the quarter-final stage.
In the cadet group boys,
The girls' cadet
Lin Chen, 10th-ranked Chinese, comfortably beat teammate Liu Miao in the boys' final, winning 11-7, 13-11, 11-8, 11-6.
Chen had earlier
The other semi-final saw fourth-ranked Lee Sang Soo of Korea challenging Liu Miao in a keenly-contested match. Soo lost the first three games and just when Liu when was thinking of wrapping up the match, Soo staged an amazing comeback, winning the next three 11-1, 11-9, 11-8. The decider went in Miao's favour 11-3.
The all-Chinese affair in girls' singles followed them booking all four spots in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
Feng Yalan won the title getting past Peng Xue 11-7, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9.
Both the girls' semi-finals threw up exciting encounters. Feng fought hard with Yao Yan before grounding her team-mate 12-10, 11-5, 9-11, 12-10, 10-12, 12-10.
Similarly, Peng also came through a marathon match, beating Liu Chun 7-11, 11-3, 5-11, 9-11, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8.
In the boys' doubles
Yalan and Liu Chun of
The home team's lone
pair in the girls' doubles, Madhurika Patkar and Ashlesha lost to
The mixed doubles title
went to Kishikawa Seiya and Terui Moemi of