|Yi-Sien Lin (NZL)|
Photo by Matt Hetherington
In the womens draw Li Chunli got off to a great start with a 4-2 win over former European Youth Champion, Miao Miao. A great sign that Chunli is still a fighting force to be reckoned with. Chunli also beat Anolyn Lulu 4-0 and also Peri Campbell-Innes 4-1. Vivian Tan led a surprise win over Jian Fang Lay 4-2 and also took out Miao Miao 4-1, but her efforts were somewhat unwound by a determined Peri Campbell-Innes who stole victory over Tan in the 7th set.
Great matches on the first day, leaving wide open anticipation for tomorrow's matches. The New Zealanders and Australians will clash with Yi-Sien Lin set to come up against both David Powell and William Henzell while Phillip Xiao will face Justin Han and Robert Frank. Very tough matches for both players but at the moment they stand tied 1st in their groups. Chunli still has Vivian Tan and Jian Fang Lay to get through before she can think about victory. Best of luck to all the New Zealand players!
Full Results HERE