Match Report: Table Tennis

The Hwa Chong Table Tennis Team continued their recent hot form by trouncing their opponents 5-0 in the A’ Div Boys and Girls matches today. The A’ Div Boys faced off with SRJC while the A’ Div Girls battled TPJC. These wins also meant that Hwa Chong has yet to drop a single game or set in all their matches this season.

The line- up for the A’ Div Boys match today was reshuffled in accordance to the coach’s team rotational policy. Yap Chun Kai drove off HC’s first point of the encounter with a comfortable victory in the 1st singles. In the first doubles, Kenneth Ler paired up with Mark Hee to conjure a straight sets win over their opponents. The subsequent matches featured Zhang Sai (second singles) as well as Zheng Yi Fei and Leong Yun Hao (second doubles), who triumphed by the similar scoreline. The last match saw former ASEAN Youth Champion Lim Jie Yan making his debut in the 2009 season. Though shaky at the start, Jie Yan proved too much for his opponent with his powerful forehand and backhand top spins as he swept aside his opponent within a quick succession of exchanges.

The girl’s team too made some changes in their match lineup today. Liauw Wan Ling, Kwa Hui Qi and Qi Yu Chen featured in the first, second and third singles respectively. On the other hand, May Tan and Wang Xun teamed up in the first doubles while Delfina Kee and Evelyn Koh matched up in the second. All matches were won 3-0 in HC’s favour.

These wins meant that both the boys and girls team will proceed on to next stage, where the top 6 teams will face off in another round- robin battle. Meanwhile, the teams will face off in their last group match against NYJC (A’ Boys) and Meridian (A’ Girls) this Friday, 3rd April. Do keep a lookout for more updates!