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First place in the group for Francesca Vargas
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
Hong Kong's Lam Yee Lok, Canada's Anqi Luo, Argentina's Agustina Iwasa and Charlotte Carey of Wales, the respective top four seeds, all emerged successful in the first phase of proceedings at the Scotiabank Canadian Junior and Cadet Open in Markham on Thursday October 4, 2012.
All remained unbeaten and thus finished in first place in their respective groups, duly booking places in the main draw.
Equally, it was first place in the group for Korea's Lee Yaeji, the no.5 seed and for Peru's Francesca Vargas, the no.6 seed. However, for Puerto Rico's 11 year old Adriana Diaz, the no.7 seed, there was defeat.
Secured Second Place
She was beaten by Korea's Lee Yujin (11-5, 11-7, 11-5).
However, she secured second spot in the group and thus a place in the main draw by beating the Canadian duo of Annie Coulombe (9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 2-11, 11-9) and Amy Nicholls (9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-3).
First place in the group went to Lee Yujin who overcame Annie Coulombe (11-6, 11-6, 11-5) and Amy Nicholls (11-3, 11-6, 11-6).
A reverse for Adriana Diaz in the first stage of the Junior Girls' Singles event but no such problems in the counterpart Cadet Girls' Singles competition where, seeded no.1, she topped her group with wins over the Canadians Cherry Zheng (11-6, 11-7, 11-4) and Myriane Plante (11-4, 11-4, 11-9).
Similarly, it was first place in the group for Isabel Chu of the United States, the no.2 seed as it was for Guyana's Chelsea Edghill, the no.5 seed.
Defeats for Seeds
However both Canada's Catherine Dauplaise, the no.3 seed and Crystal Wang of the United States, the no.4 seed, experienced defeats at Korean hands.
Charlotte Dauplaise was beaten by Yoon Haein (11-6, 11-4, 11-4), while Crystal Wang suffered defeat at the hands of Ku Kyojin (14-12, 11-4, 7-11, 6-11, 11-9).
Main Draw Places Booked
Crystal Wang and Catherine Dauplaise suffered no further defeats and duly finished their group stage matches in second places; Yoon Haein and Liu Jiabao remained unbeaten to secure first place.
Players finishing in first and second places in each group advance to the main draw; thus the hopes of both Koreans and both Canadian remain alive.