Table Tennis: Paddler Yee makes it to main draw

Table Tennis: Paddler Yee makes it to main draw

Paddler Yee Herng Hwee is through to the main draw of the women's singles event at the World Table Tennis Championships in Suzhou, China, after topping her qualifying group yesterday.

The 17-year-old Singaporean beat Portugal's Rita Fins 4-2 to top Group 26, and will meet South Korea's Park Young Sook in the first round today.

World No. 16 Yu Mengyu will face Hong Kong's Li Ching Wan, while world No. 4 Feng Tianwei will play Romania's Cristina Hirici.

Defensive specialist Isabelle Li will take on Australia's Lay Jian Fang.

Isabelle and Eunice Lim are also through to the main draw of the women's doubles, after beating Kazakhstan's Gulchekhra Khusseinova and Anastassiya Lavrova 3-0 in the qualifiers.

The Singaporeans will face Russia's Yana Noskova and Yulia Prokhorova today, while Feng and Yu will meet Iran's Mahjobeh Omrani and Neda Shahsavari.

But Pang Xue Jie is out of the championships after finishing second in his qualifying group, while he and Clarence Chew lost 3-0 to Teodor Alexandrov of Bulgaria and Slovakia's Alexander Valuch in the men's doubles.

This article was first published on April 28, 2015.
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