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Hung Ka Tak experienced difficulties in the
Junior Boys' Singles group stage
Photo By: David Wu
Scotiabank 2012 Canada Junior & Cadet Open presented by Butterfly
Oct 02-06, 2012, Markham, CAN
Player List (per Event)
Courtesy of ITTF
Chinese Taipei’s Lee Chia-Sheng and Liao Cheng-Ting, in addition to Canada’s Chen Hongtao, all emerged unbeaten in the first phase of the Junior Boys’ Singles event at the Scotiabank Canadian Junior and Cadet Open in Markham on Thursday October 4, 2012.
The top three names on duty, they all finished in first place in their respective groups and thus booked places in the main draw.
However, there was one casualty.
Hong Kong’s Hung Ka Tak, the no.4 seed, was beaten by Korea’s Kang Minho in three straight games (11-8, 12-10, 11-4).
Korean Secures First Place
Kang Minho duly finished in first place in the group recording wins against Canadians Filip Ilijevski (11-3, 11-7, 11-5) and Felix Dumolin (11-4, 11-7, 11-4).
Similarly, Hung Ka Tak overcame the two Canadians; he beat Filip Ilijevski (11-8, 11-5, 11-9) and Felix Dumolin (11-8, 11-4, 11-4) to secure second place in the group and thus progressed to the main draw alongside Kang Minho.
Top Two Qualify
In all events, players finishing in first and second places in each group advance to the main draw.
Second place in the group for Hung Ka Tak but for the other leading names in action there were no alarms with first place in the group being secured.
Argentina’s Juan Daher and Pablo Saragovi, the fifth and sixth seeds, topped their groups as did the next two in the pecking order, Canada’s James Pintea and Korea’s Oh Jeongwon.
Three Notable Names Experience Defeats
Difficulties for one of the top eight names in the first stage of the Junior Boys’ Singles event; in the counterpart Cadet Boys’ Singles competition, three names experienced problems.
Kunal Chodri of the United States, the no.3 seed, was beaten by Canada’s Jeremy Hazin (11-9, 13-11, 7-11, 11-8), Hong Kong’s Chu Hoi Man, the no.4 seed, suffered defeat against Korea’s Oh Juhyeong (11-9, 11-7, 11-4) and Canada’s Alexander Mann, the no.6 seed, was beaten by Korea’s Lee Jeongmin (11-9, 11-5, 6-11, 11-2).
Jeremy Hazin, Oh Juhyeong and Lee Jeongmin duly finished unbeaten and thus in first place in the respective groups with Kunal Chodri, Jeremy Hazin and Chu Hoi Man securing second places.
Thus all progressed to the main draw.
Defeats for three seeded players in the first phase of the Cadet Boys’ Singles event but for the other leading names it was success.
Hong Kong’s Hung Ka Tak and Korea’s Oh Jeongwon, the respective top two seeds, both finished in first places in their respective groups as did Theodore Tran of the United States, the no.5 seed.
Meanwhile, in the Cadet Boys’ Team event, the names of the two finalists were resolved.
Top seeds, Hong Kong’s Hung Ka Tak and Chu Hoi Mn overcame the United States duo of Kunal Chodri and Theodore Tran by three matches to nil, while Korea’s Oh Jeongwon and Lee Jeongmin, the second seeds, defeated the Canada 1 outfit of Guo Moxi and Jeremy Hazin.
The Team Finals
All team finals will be played on Friday October 5, 2012.