Home favourites claim Hong Kong Open doubles titles

It was a good day for the Hong Kong players at the Hong Kong Open as the home favourites won all elite titles. We also take a look at what’s in store tomorrow…

Joyce Chan and Kevin Ng take the gold

Top seeds Chan/Ng claimed the gold medal in the mixed elite as they defeated Ho Suet Ying and Taz Ho Ho by +14 (21-17 21-6 15-21 9-8). Table Tennis was a close game, and it was Badminton where they created their biggest lead, taking it 21-6. They stayed close enough in squash to only need 9 points in tennis, taking their first gold medal of the day.

Chin/Ying came through a tough battle against Lee/Lui, taking the bronze medal with an overall score of +8 (18-21 21-7 16-21 16-14).

Chung/Lam beat Ho/Urban +22 (17-21 21-11 21-7 2-0) in the bronze medal playoff.

It was a second gold medal for Joyce Chan as she and Elif Wong beat Chan/Chung in the women’s doubles final. Chan/Chung managed to take table tennis 21-14 but came up short in badminton and squash, as Chan/Wong took badminton 21-7 and squash 21-4 and the match with an overall score of +24 (14-21 21-7 21-4).

Kevin Ng also won his second gold medal of the day, as he and Steven Cheng defeated Chu Him Ho and Mandrin Mouchet in the final. Chen/Ng lost a close table tennis game 21-17, but created a solid lead in badminton taking it 21-9. Ho/Mouchet fought back, taking squash 21-7, but could not keep up in tennis which saw Ng and Cheng take the match +9 (17-21 21-9 7-21 21-6).

Cheung/Li came through in an absolute thriller to claim the bronze medal, defeating Fung/Ho +1 (21-5 15-21 8-21 21-17

Mixed Doubles | Women’s doubles | Men’s doubles

Top seeds Chung and Chan to battle for the women’s title

America’s Stephanie Chung won her first match +24 (21-16 21-17 21-6) against Wan Yin Lui. Meanwhile Joyce Chan beat Nienke Veldkamp +41 (21-1 21-4 21-17). Chung and Chan will meet for the third time in singles and for the second time in the final this weekend. Chan leads 2-0 in the head-to-head. Play is scheduled to take place 11:30 local time (GMT +8).

Women’s draw

Upsets in the men’s draw and a guaranteed medal for Hong Kong

Bryan Leung made life hard for the Australian players as he defeated Martin Lam to go on and beat second seed Leigh Sands in the quarter finals in a very close spectacular match. The score was +4 (21-15 21-6 6-21 16-18). He is now facing Chu Him Ho in the semi finals guaranteeing a home player in the finals.

Top seed Mandrin Mouchet had to battle past Tze Ho Ho to book his place in the semi-finals. He took the match +6 (21-11 21-5 3-21 14-16). He will face Kevin Ng in a rematch of the Thailand Open semi-final. Kevin won his quarters +20 8-21 21-3 21-8 4-2). The semis will start at 10:00 (GMT+8).

Men’s draw

Open doubles titles for Chan/Lee, Wong/Lee and Chan/Li

The men’s B doubles title went to Chan/Lee after they beat Feng/Li in the final by +30 (21-11 21-19 21-3). King/Kleiber took the bronze medal in a very close match against Leung/Shu, taking it +1 (21-5 5-21 21-19 22-23) on Franky’s birthday! Wong/Lee won the mixed B title after beating Li/Yip +10 (10-21 21-12 21-8 11-12) in the final. Cheung/Wong took the bronze medal with a +11 (21-12 21-9 11-21 11-11) victory over Chan/Wong. It was a good day for Chan/Li after claiming medals in the open category they also won the senior +40 doubles after beating Feng/Pua +18 (21-13 16-21 21-13 11-4). Bodem/Shu beat King/Kleiber by just 4 points to finish 3rd. The overall score was +4 (8-21 21-4 21-16 13-18).

Men’s B | Mixed B | Senior +40


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