Guam 2012 World Cadet Challenge – Girls Team Event

Team Oceania – Girls (Sophia Dong, Sarah Tan, Lea Lai Van, Christiana Fifita)

Team Oceania was drawn into Group A with Asia, Latin America and Africa. Following an initial loss to Asia, Team Oceania bounced back with a strong win over Africa. The final group match was versus Latin America, with the winning team guaranteeing themselves a medal. Although the final result was 0-5, the individual matches were much closer than the scoreboard shows. The girls were placed in the 5-8 classification matches, and following a win over Guam, faced off against North America in the 5th Place Playoff, but ultimately had to settle for 6th.

Group A Match #1

Team Oceania vs Asia 0-5

Christiana Fifita vs Zhuojia He (CHN) 0-3 (4-11, 4-11, 1-11)
Lea Lai Van vs Mima Ito (JPN) 0-3 (5-11, 5-11, 2-11)
Sarah Tan vs Wai Yam Minnie Soo (HKG) 0-3 (7-11, 6-11, 3-11)
Lea Lai Van vs Zhuojia He (CHN) 0-3 (3-11, 9-11, 1-11)
Christiana Fifita vs Mima Ito (JPN) 0-3 (3-11, 9-11, 1-11)

Group A Match #2

Team Oceania vs Africa 4-1

Sarah Tan vs Salma Khaled (EGY) 3-2 (11-7, 3-11, 11-9, 8-11, 12-10)
Sophia Dong vs Mariem Ben Cheikh (TUN) 3-2 (11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 11-7)
Lea Lai Van vs Lynda Loghraibi (ALG) 3-2 (11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5)
Sarah Tan vs Mariem Ben Cheikh (TUN) 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-9)
Sophia Dong vs Salma Khaled (EGY) 0-3 (9-11, 6-11, 10-12)

Group A Match #3

Team Oceania vs Latin America 0-5

Sarah Tan vs Leticia Nakada(BRA) 0-3 (8-11, 10-12, 5-11)
Sophia Dong vs Adriana Diaz (PUR) 1-3 (8-11, 16-14, 4-11, 11-13)
Lea Lai Van vs Eunice Galvez (ECU) 1-3 (8-11, 4-1111-9, 4-11)
Sarah Tan vs Adriana Diaz (PUR) 1-3 (17-19, 11-5, 7-11, 10-12)
Sophia Dong vs Leticia Nakada (BRA) 0-3 (9-11, 8-11, 7-11)

 Classification 5-8 Playoff

Team Oceania vs Guam 3-0

Lea Lai Van vs Julie Jasmin (GUM) 3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-5)
Christiana Fifita vs Charisse Minatoya (GUM) 3-1 (12-14, 15-13, 11-6, 11-9)
Sophia Dong vs Gabrielle Smith (GUM) 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-7)

 Classification 5th Place Playoff

Team Oceania vs North America 0-3

Sarah Tan vs Isabel Chu (USA) 1-3 (6-11, 11-6, 10-12, 9-11)
Sophia Dong vs Diane Jiang (USA) 0-3 (6-11, 2-11, 9-11)
Lea Lai Van vs Christina Pui (CAN) 0-3 (6-11, 3-11, 3-11)