SEA Games: Table tennis mixed doubles pairs stay on course for all-Singapore final

SINGAPORE - The Republic's paddlers stayed on course to meet in the SEA Games mixed doubles final on Wednesday evening, when both pairs in opposite brackets of the event won their respective quarter-finals.

Zhou Yihan and Li Hu, both already gold medallists in the women's doubles and men's doubles events, swept past Vietnam's Nguyen Anh Tu and Phan Hoang Tuong Giang (11-6, 11-4, 11-3).

They will play Padasak Tanviriyavechakul and Suthasini Sawettabut of Thailand in the semi-finals scheduled for Wednesday 5.30pm at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The Republic's Yu Mengyu and Yang Zi also won their quarter-final against Ryan Rodney Jacolo and Sendrina Balatbat of the Philippines (11-5, 11-3, 11-5). The duo will play Vietnamese pair Dinh Quang Linh and Mai Hoang My Trang in the other semi-final.

Singapore's table tennis team have already won two golds, a silver and a bronze, and are aiming for a clean sweep of all seven titles on offer at the SEA Games.

maychen@sph.com.sg

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