SEA Games: Singapore paddlers Feng, Chew and Gao cruise in singles competition

After fellow local paddler Isabelle Li suffered a disappointing loss to Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Nga in the SEA Games table tennis women's singles, Singapore's Feng Tianwei, Clarence Chew and Gao Ning all cruised through their singles matches with 3-0 victories on Wednesday afternoon at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Feng sailed smoothly through her match, thrashing Indonesia's Novita Oktariyani 11-3, 11-1, 11-5.

In the men's singles, Clarence Chew similarly cruised through with a 11-3, 11-3, 11-5 win over Cambodia's Saravey Nay.

Gao beat Gilang Maulana 11-9, 11-4, 11-9 but faced stiff resistance from the Indonesian. And the Republic's top men's player was not satisfied with his own performance too.

He said: "I am still a little nervous and slow, allowing my faster opponent to push me to a corner. With the competitions increasing in importance, I am aiming to get faster."

The mixed doubles semi-finals and finals will be played on Wednesday evening at 5.30pm and 8.00pm respectively at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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