(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Concern Desk Tennis Membership/Photograph by Tony Murnahan)
BREAKING NEWS FROM DAY 2 DOUBLES ACTION
The massive information of at the moment’s doubles motion was the younger USA Group of the Sung sisters. Joanna and Rachel Sung (ranked 455th on this planet) defeated Russia’s Sibel Altinkaya and Ozge Yilmaz 3-2. The younger USA staff faltered a bit after a 2-0 lead letting the Russian staff sneak again in and tie it 2-2. The Sung sisters pulled it collectively and gained the fifth sport decisively 11-5.
USA’s staff of Olympians Yue Wu and Lily Zhang (presently ranked thirty third on this planet) battled arduous of their match in opposition to Belgium’s unranked staff of Nathalie Marchetti and Margo Degraef. Nevertheless, Belgium eeked out a victory in opposition to the favored US pair.
Canadian’s Mo Zhang and Joyce Xu fell to Sarah DeNutte and Xia Lian Ni of Luxembourg 3-1.
Fan staff favorites Suthasini Sawettabut/Orawan Paranang of Thailand, Sofia Polcanova of Austria/Bernadette Szocs of Romania, and Mima Ito/ Hina Hayata of Japan all stood their floor and defeated their opponents simply 3-0.
There are nonetheless a number of matches left to play together with China’s primary staff of Chen Meng (world #1) and Qian Tianyi.
Please click on this hyperlink to maintain up with all the ladies’s doubles scores: https://eventresults.ittf.com/eventInfo?subEvt=WDOUBLES&selectedTab=Draws&eventId=2346
The second largest upset in USA’s favor was the staff of Nikhil Kumar and Kai Zhang (ranked seventy fifth on this planet). Kumar and Zhang pummeled the upper ranked staff of Aleksandr Khanin and Pavel Platonov from Belarus (ranked 53rd on this planet) shutting them down 3-0.
Fan favourite groups of Patrick Franziska/Timo Boll of Germany, Kristian Karlsson and Mattias Falck of Sweden, and Jao Monteiro/Tiago Apolonia of Portugal cruised by means of to the subsequent spherical by defeating their opponents 3-0.
There are nonetheless a number of males’s doubles matches left to play together with Puerto Rico’s energy duo of Daniel Gonzalez and Brian Afanador.
Males’s doubles outcomes could be discovered at: https://eventresults.ittf.com/eventInfo?subEvt=MDOUBLES&selectedTab=Draws&eventId=2346
Photograph of day 2 doubles could be discovered here
Males’s and girls’s singles spherical of 64 motion begins at 3:20 EST.
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