Guam 2012 World Cadet Challenge – Girls Individual Events

Sophia Dong – Girls Singles 22nd

Competing in her second World Cadet Challenge, Sophia Dong was looking for improvement on her 24th placing in Puerto Rico in 2011. Placing third in Group 6, Sophia progressed into the 17-32 Classification, and following a series of good matches found herself in the 21-22 play off match versus Monapsorn Saritapirak of Thailand. Sophia was unable to claim a final win, but did improve her placing compared to the prior year to be placed 22nd in the Girls Singles event.

Group 6 – Sophia Dong vs Tin-Tin Ho (ENG) 0-3 (10-12, 12-14, 6-11)
Group 6 – Sophia Dong vs Lynda Loghraibi (ALG) 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-5)
Group 6 – Sophia Dong vs Christina Pui (CAN) 0-3 (7-11, 9-11, 9-11)
17-32 Classification – Sophia Dong vs Thomie Mossemba (CGO) 3-1 (11-3, 10-12, 11-6, 11-5)
17-24 Classification – Sophia Dong vs Eunice Galvez (ECU) 1-3 (9-11, 15-13, 8-11, 5-11)
21-24 Classification – Sophia Dong vs Mariem Ben Cheikh (TUN) 3-0 (12-10, 11-3, 11-3)
21-22 Classification – Sophia Dong vs Monapsorn Saritapirak (THA) 0-3 (5-11, 1-11, 7-11)

 

Sarah Tan – Girls Singles 25th

Making her debut at the World Cadet Challenge, Sarah Tan had very strong results throughout the Teams Event, including two wins against Africa, and several other strong performances. Placed into Group 7, many considered this the strongest group, and Sarah was unable to claim a win, and moved into the 17-32 Classification. Following an initial loss, Sarah was able to finish with three straight wins and claim the 25th placing in the Girls Singles Event.

Group 7 – Sarah Tan vs Natalia Bajor (POL) 0-3 (7-11, 8-11, 6-11)
Group 7 – Sarah Tan vs Monapsorn Saritapirak (THA) 0-3 (9-11, 9-11, 6-11)
Group 7 – Sarah Tan vs Adrian Diaz (PUR) 0-3 (8-11, 7-11, 9-11)
17-32 Classification – Sarah Tan vs Catherine Dauplaise (CAN) (9-11, 5-11, 10-12)
25-32 Classification – Sarah Tan vs Charisse Minatoya (GUM) 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-1)
25-28 Classification – Sarah Tan vs Thomie Mossember (CGO) 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 14-12)
25-26 Classification – Sarah Tan vs Lea Lai Van (NCL) 3-2 (16-18, 8-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-3)

Lea Lai Van – Girls Singles 26th

Lea Lai Van also returned for her second World Cadet Challenge, and was looking to improve on a 27th placing in Puerto Rico in 2011. After trailing two sets to nil in her group match with Thomie Mossemba, Lea was able to fight back and claim a five set victory, which placed her third in Group 5. Unable to gain victory in her first match in the 17-32 Classification, she followed up with two wins before facing Team Oceania Member, Sarah Tan, and finishing in 26th place.

Group 5 – Lea Lai Van vs Maria Malanina (RUS) 0-3 (6-11, 4-11, 11-13)
Group 5 – Lea Lai Van vs Thomie Mossemba (CGO) 3-2 (7-11, 6-11, 11-6, 15-13, 11-6)
Group 5 – Lea Lai Van vs Leticia Nakada (BRA) 0-3 (6-11, 5-11, 2-11)
17-32 Classification – Lea Lai Van vs Lynda Loghraibi (ALG) 2-3 (7-11, 10-12, 12-10, 11-9, 6-11)
25-32 Classification – Lea Lai Van vs Jenny Kim (GUM) 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-8)
25-28 Classification – Lea Lai Van vs Julie Jasmin (GUM) 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-4)
25-26 Classification – Lea Lai Van vs Sarah Tan (AUS) 2-3 (18-16, 11-8, 8-11, 2-11, 3-11)

Christiana Fifita – Girls Singles 29th

Christiana Fifita made her debut at the World Cadet Challenge, and was the first Cook Islands representative since 2009. Not only did she put Cook Islands Table Tennis back on the map, she was able to claim some wins along the way. Her strongest performance came in the 17-32 Classification match versus Eunice Galvez of Ecuador where she claimed the first set, and held a lead during the second set, but was unable to continue the momentum. Christiana claimed 29th placing following two wins of Guam team members.

Group 4 – Christiana Fifita vs Adina Diaconu (ROU) 0-3 (1-11, 2-11, 6-11)
Group 4 – Christiana Fifita vs Isabel Chu (USA) 0-3 (5-11, 9-11, 3-11)
Group 4 – Christiana Fifita vs Tamolwan Khetkuen (THA) 0-3 (3-11, 3-11, 9-11)
17-32 Classification – Christiana Fifita vs Eunice Galvez (ECU) 1-3 (12-10, 7-11, 4-11, 5-11)
25-32 Classification – Christiana Fifita vs Thomie Mossemba (CGO) 0-3 (7-11, 6-11, 4-11)
29-32 Classification – Christiana Fifita vs Charisse Minatoya (GUM) 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-5)
29-30 Classification – Christiana Fifita vs Gabrielle Smith (GUM) 3-0 (11-8, 11-2, 11-6)