(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Worry Desk Tennis Membership/Picture by Tony Murnahan)
USA + China = Profitable Mixture
The Ping Pong Diplomacy blended doubles matchups are proving to be a profitable mixture. USA’s Lily Zhang and China’s Lin Gaoyuan, paired collectively for the primary time, defeated the sturdy German pair of Dang Qui and Nina Mittelham 3-1. Qiu and Mittelham had no reply for the quickness of the Chinese language/American pair. Gaoyuan and Zhang face the powerful Russian pair of Kirill Skachkov and Olga Vorobeva in tomorrow’s motion.
The second ping pong diplomacy group of Kanak Jha and Wang Manyu plowed by way of the extremely ranked Slovakian group of Lubomir Pistej and Barbora Balazova 3-0. Jha and Wang might be going through their hardest opponents but tomorrow after they play India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra. The Indian pair shattered the hopes of Puerto Rican followers by defeating fan favorites Adriana Diaz and Brian Afanador 3-1.
It was superb to witness the Chinese language and American followers cheering collectively for these groups! One can solely anticipate this to amplify in Friday’s spherical of 16. An electrifying environment is predicted as these two groups march on!
There have been no main upsets within the blended doubles spherical with all groups shifting on as they need to.
Full outcomes of the blended doubles occasion may be discovered at this hyperlink: https://eventresults.ittf.com/eventInfo?subEvt=XDOUBLES&selectedTab=Draws&eventId=2346
The air sizzled with anticipation of the large match of the day for males’s doubles. China’s prime ranked group of Fan Zhendong and Wang Chuqin confronted the daunting fan favourite group of Germany’s Timo Boll and Patrick Franziska. Regardless of their valiant effort, Boll and Franziska fell 3-0 to Zhendong and Wang.
USA’s Nikhil Kumar and Kai Jiang fell 3-1 to the sturdy English group of Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford. Kumar and Jiang had no reply for the English group’s inventive shot making talents. With USA males’s disappointing loss, this leaves the USA followers with no residence nation group left to cheer in males’s doubles.
Full outcomes of the lads’s doubles occasion may be discovered right here: https://eventresults.ittf.com/eventInfo?subEvt=MDOUBLES&selectedTab=Draws&eventId=2346
USA’s younger group of Joanna and Rachel Sung had a troublesome pairing with Barbora Balazova of Slovakia and Hana Metalova of Czechoslovakia. The younger American sisters battled bravely however couldn’t compete with the expertise and energy of the Balazova/Metalova duo falling 4-1. As soon as once more US followers are dissatisfied that there is not going to be a US ladies’s doubles group going ahead.
One other sister group additionally performed right this moment. Adriana and Melanie Diaz of Puerto Rico, and large fan favorites, met their match towards Korea’s Choi Hyojoo and Lee Zion. The closely favored Diaz sisters struggled towards the consistency and energy of Choi and Lee – finally falling three straight.
China’s prime group of Solar Yingsha/Wang Manyu and Japan’s prime groups of Kasumi Ishikawa/Miu Hirano and Mima Ito/Hina Hayata all crushed their opponents 3-0.
With all the highest groups nonetheless left in ladies’s doubles, this might be an occasion to affect the crowds within the coming days.
For all of ladies’s doubles outcomes, please click on right here: https://eventresults.ittf.com/eventInfo?subEvt=WDOUBLES&selectedTab=Attracts&eventId=2346
Doubles rounds of 16 continues tomorrow, Friday, November 26.
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