วันอาทิตย์ที่ 9 สิงหาคม พ.ศ. 2552

Hong Kong Junior Open

Sixteen year old Chen Xi, who earlier in the day had booked his place in the semi-finals of the Boys’ Singles event by beating Chinese Taipei’s Chen Chien-An, the no.1 seed and reigning World Junior champion, brought matters to a conclusion in the Boys’ Team event at the Hong Kong Junior Open on Saturday 8th August 2009.


Chen Xi who sealed victory for China. Photo By: Chin Wai Tak
In three straight games he beat Hong Kong’s Cheung Yat Fung to secure victory for China after Feng Ji had defeated Chiu Chung Hei and Zhou Yu had overcame Wong Chun Ting.
It was yet another emphatic victory for the Chinese teenagers who were never seriously threatened at any stage.
They won every fixture by three matches to nil.
Equally Ruthless
At the semi-final stage they were equally ruthless beating Chinese Taipei by three matches to nil with Chen Chien-An suffering again.
He was beaten by Feng Ji in three straight games after Zhou Yu had recovered from an opening game deficit to defeat Chang Shun-Hung.
The contest concluded with Chen Xi defeating Hung Tzu-Hsiang; however, the rising Chinese Taipei star was tested, the contest going the full five games distance.
Similar Scenario
Meanwhile, in the counterpart semi-final of the Boys’ Team event it was a similar scenario with Hong Kong recording a three-nil victory over the combined team of Japan’s Yuto Higashi, Naoki Matsuda and Egypt’s Omar Assar.
Chiu Chung Hei beat Yuto Higashi in three straight games before Wong Chun Ting posted a close five games success against Omar Assar and Cheung Yat Fung defeated Naoki Matsuda.
Emulated Girls
It was gold for the Chinese boys who in clinching victory emulated their female counterparts, some 15 minutes earlier the Chinese girls had secured the top prize.
Once again the superb Chinese were the champions.

Silver medal in the Boys’ Team event for Chiu Chung Hei (left) and Cheung Yat Fung (right).

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