Update: Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Thailand Open

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www.ittf.com|23-May-2019 10:06

Keep up-to-date with play in Bangkok at qualification starts on Thursday 22nd May for places in the main draw of the Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Thailand Open.

In the men's singles and women's singles events, players finishing in first and second places in each group qualify for the main draw; in the under 21 men's singles and under 21 women's singles it is just first position that progresses.

Not a good morning for hosts

Under 21 Men’s Singles: Group Stage

Defeats for the host nation’s Yanapong Panagitgun, Thyme Sanglertsilpachai and Wattanachai Samranvong meant no place in the main draw of the under 21 men’s singles event.

Yanapong Panagitgun lost to Belgium’s David Comeliau (2-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-6, 11-8), the effect being that Chinese Taipei’s Li Hsin-Yu finished in first place. Meanwhile, Korea Republic’s Baek Hogyun accounted for Thyme Sanglertsilpachai (11-9, 11-5, 11-8) to secure first place; a situation that applied also to Tai Ming-Wei, like Li Hsin-Yu from Chinese Taipei, who overcame Wattanachai Sanranvong (11-9, 11-2, 11-7).

Surprise first places
Under 21 Men’s Singles: Group Stage

Unbeaten on the opening day of play, both Chinese Taipei’s Huang Yu-Jen and Singapore’s Beh Kun Ting maintained their form on the second morning of play. Each beat the top ranked player in their respective groups to secure first place and progress to the main draw.

Huang Yu-Jen beat Canada’s Jeremy Hazin (11-6, 2-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6), Beh Kun Ting accounted for Italy’s Gabriele Piciulin (11-1, 11-5, 11-7).