David McBeath in action in De Haan (ITTF picture)

Walker into last 16 as McBeath and Ho exit

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Paul Stimpson

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Sam Walker is the last English player left in the Belgium Open, having reached the last 16.

The Worksop athlete, seeded 14th, began his men’s singles campaign in the knockout stage on Thursday and defeated France’s Jules Rolland in six games.

He then beat Mohamed El-Beiali of Egypt, ranked 39 places below him at No 174, in five games in the last 32 in De Haan to set up a match in the last 16 against Kim Donghyun of Korea, the eighth seed, on Friday.

David McBeath was beaten by the world No 103 from Hong Kong in the first round, while in the women’s singles, Tin-Tin Ho lost her first-round match to Liu Hsing-Yin of Chinese Taipei, ranked No 112.

Ho was also beaten in the first round of the under-21s, where in the men’s event, Tom Jarvis lost in the second round and Luke Savill in the first.

Meanwhile, Ho can celebrate reaching a career-high world No 163 in the latest rankings, making her the best-ranked English female player.

Click here to read report from the qualifying stages

Results

Men’s Singles
First round
Lam Siu Hang (HKG) bt David McBeath 4-1 (11-6, 12-10, 8-11, 11-8, 17-15)
Sam Walker bt Jules Rolland (FRA) 4-2 (13-11, 11-4, 11-13, 11-3, 3-11, 11-5)

Second round
Walker bt Mohamed El-Beiali (EGY) 4-1 (11-7, 11-9, 11-3, 7-11, 11-2)

Women’s Singles
First round
Liu Hsing-Yin (TPE) bt Tin-Tin Ho 4-2 (3-11, 11-6, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-4)

Under-21 Men’s Singles
First round
Tom Jarvis bt Antonino Amato (ITA) 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 13-11)
Dennis Klein (GER) bt Luke Savill 3-1 (11-8, 11-7, 11-13, 11-6)

Second round
Marko Medjugorac (CAN) bt Jarvis 3-2 (8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9)

Under-21 Women’s Singles
First round
Kim Haeun (KOR) bt Tin-Tin Ho 3-1 (10-12, 11-8, 11-4, 11-9)

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