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Showcase Shenzhen: Qualification Day 1 -  Summary 

Tuesday 28 May

SEAMASTER 2019 ITTF WORLD TOUR CHINA OPEN
Tuesday 28th May

Showcase Shenzhen: Qualification Day 1 -  Summary 

Men’s Singles

…………Vladimir Samsonov opened his account by beating Korea Republic’s An Jaehyun, semi-finalist at the recent Liebherr 2019 World Championships. He won in five games (8-11, 11-8, 11-8,14-12, 11-9).

…………Frenchman Emmanuel Lebesson, the 2016 European champion opened his account by beating Chinese Taipei’s Sun Chia-Hung (12-14, 11-9, 12-10, 11-6, 11-3).

…………Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan, the 2002 Grand Finals’ winner started his campaign by beating Scotland’s Gavin Rumgay (11-3, 11-7, 11-7, 11-3).

…………India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, crucial India Commonwealth men’s team gold in 2018, won the match of the day, he saved two match points in the seventh game before overcoming Sweden’s Anton Källberg (8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 12-10).

 

Women’s Singles

…………China’s Qian Tianyi, the reigning world junior champion started her quest for a main draw place by beating Hong Kong’s Li Ching Wan (11-5, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4).

…………Japan’s 14 year old Miyuu Kihara, only 14 years old and winner earlier in the month at the Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Series Croatia Open once again underlined her talents. She beat Serbia’s Anelia Lupulesku in the opening round (11-5, 11-5, 11-6, 11-5).

…………Brazil’s Gui Lin won the closest match of the opening round; she eventually overcame Chinese Taipei’s Chen Ying-Chen (5-11, 11-3, 11-9, 6-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9).

 

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