Tin-Tin beaten in singles but reaches doubles SF

Russell Moore

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Tin-Tin Ho was beaten by the cadet world number 2, Mima Ito (JPN) at the quarter-final stage in Guam as her World Cadet Challenge singles bid ended.

Having comfortably beaten Diane Jiang (USA) 4-1 in their last 16 match, Tin-Tin then had to face the world number 2 for a second time after meeting her in the team final, where the Japanese player was victorious.

Once again she proved too good for the young English hopeful although all of the four game scores were close with Tin-Tin never far behind her opponent.

If she was disappointed with that defeat, then she made up for it with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over her European colleague and doubles partner, Andreea Clapa (ROU) in the 5-8 place play-off. Her final singles match will see the 14-year-old play Soo Wai Yam Minnie (HKG) for fifth place.

Alongside Clapa she then advanced to the semi-finals of the doubles tournament where they will have to face the unstoppable pair of He Zhoujia (CHN) and Mima Ito (JPN).

Guam 2012 World Cadet Challenge
Girls Singles Results
Last 16
Tin-Tin Ho bt Diane Jiang (USA) 4-1 (11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5)
Mima Ito (JPN) bt Tin-Tin Ho 4-0 (12-10, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9)

5-8 place play-off
Tin-Tin Ho bt Andreea Clapa (ROU) 3-0 (11-7, 14-12, 11-3)

Girls Doubles Results
Tin-Tin Ho/Andreea Clapa (ROU) bt Christina Pui/Catherine Dauplaise (CAN) 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-6)

Girls Singles Fixtures
5-6 place play-off
Tin-Tin Ho vs Soo Wai Yam Minnie (HKG)

Girls Doubles Fixtures
Tin-Tin Ho/Andreea Clapa (ROU) vs He Zhoujia (CHN)/Mima Ito (JPN)

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