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Table Tennis: S'pore continues winning run at World Championships

Singapore's women paddlers continued their winning run on day two of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo.

SINGAPORE: Singapore's women paddlers continued their winning run on day two of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo.

After a comfortable 3-0 win over Luxembourg a day earlier, the team defeated Russia 3-1 in round two and were made to work harder against the Netherlands.

They eventually emerged 3-1 victors over the Dutch in the third round.

Leading the charge was Feng Tianwei, who easily overcame Li Jie 3-0 to give Singapore a 1-0 lead.

In the second match, Yu Mengyu was stretched by her Dutch rival Li Jiao but still managed to eke out a vital 3-2 win.

The third match saw Singapore's youngster Isabelle Li go down 2-3 to Britt Eerland.

And it was stalwart Feng to the team's rescue when she beat Li Jiao 3-1 in the fourth match to settle the final outcome.

Meanwhile, Singapore men's team bounced back from Monday's 3-0 defeat to Germany as they overcame Ukraine 3-1.

Gao Ning and Clarence Chew triumphed against their Ukrainian opponents in their respective matches.

However, Yang Zi's defeat to Kou Lei meant Gao had to play a second match to seal the game for Singapore.

He duly beat Kuo to give the Republic a 3-1 overall win.

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