Table tennis: Singapore coach positive despite 1-3 loss to China

Feng Tianwei lost her opening game to China's two-time world junior champion Wang Manyu but recovered to win the next three games.
Feng Tianwei lost her opening game to China's two-time world junior champion Wang Manyu but recovered to win the next three games.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Feng upsets China's Wang, Hao is cautiously optimistic about women's team's prospects

His charges suffered their first defeat at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Sweden yesterday, but Singapore women's team coach Hao Anlin was far from displeased.

"Our players' overall performances have been not bad so far," the 31-year-old told The Straits Times in a text message, after the Republic's 1-3 loss to defending champions and world No. 1 China at the Halmstad Arena.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2018, with the headline 'Coach positive despite 1-3 loss'. Print Edition | Subscribe