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Liao Cheng-Ting safely through to the
Junior Boys' Singles semi-finals
Photo By: Tony Leung
Scotiabank 2012 Canada Junior & Cadet Open presented by Butterfly
Oct 02-06, 2012, Markham, CAN
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Chinese Taipei’s Lee Chia-Sheng and Liao Cheng-Ting replicated the form shown in the Junior Boys’ Team event, to book Junior Boys’ Singles semi-final places at the Scotiabank Canadian Junior and Cadet Open in Markham, following quarterfinal wins on Friday October 5, 2012.
The no.1 seed, Lee Chia-Sheng accounted for Canada’s James Pintea (12-10, 11-9, 11-7, 12-10); while Liao Cheng-Ting, the no.3 seed, defeated Hong Kong’s Hung Ka Tak (11-7, 11-3, 11-7, 11-9).
Success for Chinese Taipei and there was success for the host nation; Chen Hongtao, the no.2 seed, overcame Korea’s Oh Jeongwon in the round of the last eight (11-4, 11-4, 11-8, 11-6) to keep medal hopes alive.
At the semi-final stage, Chen Hongtao meets Liao Chen-Ting, while Lee Chia-Sheng confronts the winner of the duel between Argentina’s Pablo Saragovi and Korea’s Kang Munho.
Pablo Saragovi booked his place in the quarterfinals by overcoming the host nation’s Jeremy Hazin (8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5, 11-4).
Meanwhile, Kang Munho, who had finished in first place in his group by overcoming Hung Ka Tak, the no.4 seed, one day earlier, ended the hopes of a second Hong Kong player in the guise of Chu Hoi Man in round two (11-8, 11-6, 11-6, 11-3).
Similarly, in the Junior Girls’ Singles event, Hong Kong’s Lam Yee Lok and Charlotte Carey of Wales, the Junior Girls’ Team winners, booked penultimate round places in quarter-final duels where there was one upset.
Argentina’s Agustina Iwasa, the no.3 seed, was beaten by Korea’s Lee Yaeji (11-6, 12-10, 11-8, 12-10).
No Great Difficulties
However, for Lam Yee Lok, the no.1 seed and Charlotte Carey, the no.4 seed; there were no such difficulties.
Lam Yee Lok beat Korea’s Lee Yujin (8-11, 11-3, 7-11, 13-11, 13-11, 11-4) and Charlotte Carey defeated Peru’s Francesca Vargas (11-6, 19-17, 9-11, 11-9, 11-4).
At the semi-final stage, Lam Yee Lok and Charlotte Carey confront each other, with Lee Yaeji opposing Canada’s Anqi Luo, the no.2 seed.
She beat Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz (11-9, 11-4, 11-3, 11-5) to reserve her place in the semi-finals.
Success for Adriana Diaz
Defeat for 11-year old Adriana Diaz but in the Cadet Girls’ Singles event it was success.<./
Seeded no.1, she booked her place in the final beating Crystal Wang of the United States, the no.4 seed, in the penultimate round (11-7, 11-9, 13-11).
In the final, she meets Isabel Chu of the United States.
She accounted for Canada’s Liu Jiabao at the penultimate stage (11-9, 11-9, 11-9), a somewhat surprise semi-finalist, one round earlier she had upset the pecking order by beating Canada’s Catherine Dauplaise, the no.3 seed (11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 13-11).
Hung Ka Tak Reaches Final
Similarly for Hung Ka Tak, who suffered defeat in the Junior Boys’ Singles event it was success in the younger age group.
Seeded no.1, he beat Korea’s Oh Juhyeong (11-1, 11-9, 11-7) to reach the final of the Cadet Boys’ Singles event where he meets a second Korean in the guise of the second seeded Oh Jeongwon.
In the penultimate round, Oh Jeongwon overcame Canada’s Li Xuebo in three straight games (11-7, 11-8, 11-3).