Feng suffers opening day trouncing but team squeezes past

Paddler Feng Tianwei in action against defensive specialist Wu Yang of China on the opening day of T2 Asia-Pacific's (T2APAC) inaugural season. The world No. 4 Singaporean, known to struggle against choppers, was whitewashed 6-11, 6-11, 8-11, 3-6 by
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Paddler Feng Tianwei in action against defensive specialist Wu Yang of China on the opening day of T2 Asia-Pacific's (T2APAC) inaugural season. The world No. 4 Singaporean, known to struggle against choppers, was whitewashed 6-11, 6-11, 8-11, 3-6 by her world No. 11 opponent. But her side - Team Maze, captained by Dane Michael Maze - eked out a 14-13 victory by the end of the session, beating Team JJ, skippered by former Chinese world champion Jiang Jialiang. Feng's team-mates include German Timo Boll, South Korean Yang Ha Eun and Japanese teenager Hina Hayata. The first round of T2APAC, which features an alternative format and is shot and broadcast live from a studio in Johor Bahru, goes on until tomorrow. The league will feature six more rounds.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2017, with the headline 'Feng suffers opening day trouncing but team squeezes past'. Print Edition | Subscribe