Match UPDATE Tuesday 9.30am October 23, 2007Posted by Mikael in Uncategorized.
This is from the opening round of the team events;
Europe swept Latin Am 5/0.. surprisingly easy. A strong Team Asia drove past North America 5/0.. good performance however by the twelve year old Ariel Hsing ,who had her chances against Suthasinee Sawettabut form Thailand in the opening match
Oceania vs Africa 2/3 was the closest of this mornings battles .. South Africa dropped their opening match against the Japanese National Team 0/5.
Europe won 3/2 vs Latin Americaand showed good team spirit to put the pressure on the left-handed Chilean Felipe Olivares, who lost both his matches following a sub-par performance. Both points for Latin America scored by Marcelo Aguirrewho defeated Patrick Franziska 3/1 and Hunor Szocs 3/0…. Christoph Schmidl “match-winner” for the European team . With the score tied at one, he spoiled the WCC debut for Ariel Teplitzky from Argentina winning the key matchup three to one.
Oceaniacame out flat in their opener vs Africa. When Terry Zheng from New Zealand failed to convert on a number of opportunities in the opening single , and lost 1/3 to Mohammed Shouman, it was more or less over for the team from Oceania. The “highlight” in this team match, as it went along , was the encounter between Yoshua Singh and Adem Hmam… The winner this time was the same as in the memorable match in Santo Domingo 2005 – but with a closer score; 3/2 for Adem ..
Cody Meyershowed a good effort for the host nation as he made his individual match close with the Korean defender Kim Ji Wan .. In the end Kim was the winner 3/1.. The Koreans then marched on to victory with the total score of 5/0.