Table tennis: Silver for S'pore in mixed doubles, Feng advances to semi-finals at Asian C'ships

Yang Zi and Yu Mengyu at the Asian Table Tennis Championships on Oct 1, 2015.
Yang Zi and Yu Mengyu at the Asian Table Tennis Championships on Oct 1, 2015.PHOTO: ITTF

SINGAPORE - Yang Zi and Yu Mengyu had to settle for a silver medal in the mixed doubles at the Asian Table Tennis Championships on Thursday night.

The Singaporean duo fell at the final hurdle, beaten by top seeds Fan Zhendong and Chen Meng of China 11-8, 11-3, 11-5, 11-9.

The silver medal is Singapore's first medal at the biennial competition this year.

Yang and Yu had advanced to the final after defeating North Korea's Choe Il and Ri Mi Gyong 11-6, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 13-15, 15-13 in the semi-finals earlier on Thursday.

The Republic was also assured of another medal last night when Feng Tianwei, the world No.7, upset Chinese world No. 2 Liu Shiwen 11-7, 7-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 13-11 in the women's singles quarter-finals.

The Singaporean advanced to the last four, where she is guaranteed at least a bronze medal as there is no play-off for third place. She will take on China's world No. 8 Chen Meng today.