SEA Games: S'pore paddlers make flying start in individual table tennis event
- POSTED: 20 Dec 2013 19:33
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Singapore has made a flying start to their campaign in the individual table tennis competition. Both the men's and women's teams breezed into semi-finals after overcoming their opponents.
SINGAPORE: Singapore has made a flying start to its campaign in the individual table tennis competition.
Both the men's and women's teams breezed into semi-finals after overcoming their opponents.
On the men's side, Zhan Jian dominated all three fixtures against Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia.
He did not drop a single game to advance from Group B with six points.
In Group C, Clarence Chew swept his opponent from Myanmar aside in his opening fixture.
But he needed to go the distance against Malaysia and Thailand, taking each of his opponents only after five games.
In the women's competition, Isabelle Li won both her fixtures to top Group W.
The 19-year-old opened by sweeping Malaysia's Ho Ying, but had a much tougher outing in her next match against the Philippines.
Li eventually pulled through 3-2.
Joining her in the semifinals is teammate Yu Mengyu.
The Group Y winner overwhelmed representatives from Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, not allowing any of them to win a single game.
Both the semi-finals and finals of the table tennis competition will be played on Saturday.