Liam Pitchford beat South Korea’s Cho Seungmin in 4 video games on the WTT Contender Muscat, avenging a slender defeat by the identical opponent on the Lanzhou occasion final week.
Cho had climbed to No 38 on this planet, 5 locations behind Pitchford, on the again of his performances final week, however this time the Englishman had the most effective of him.
Cho took the lead, pulling away from 5-5 to take the primary sport 11-8, however Pitchford modified the momentum within the second, which he took 13-11 having led 10-8 however trailed 11-10.
Pitchford was 4-0 and 6-3 down within the third, however received it with out dropping one other level, and he recovered a 6-3 deficit once more within the fourth, which he took 11-8 to arrange a last-16 tie towards third seed and world No 8 Lin Yun-Ju of Chinese language Taipei.
Tom Jarvis can also be within the Omani capital, however he narrowly missed out within the first qualifying spherical to Ng Pak Nam of Hong Kong, presently ranked No 531 on this planet, however who has been a lot larger prior to now two years and was within the prime 60 5 years in the past.
Pitchford & Jarvis will face Chuang Chih-Yuan & Lin Yun-Ju of Chinese language Taipei within the final 16 of the Males’s Doubles afterward Wednesday – the match is scheduled for five.20pm UK time on Desk 3 – watch on the WTT YouTube channel.
Pitchford & Anna Hursey had been defeated in 4 video games within the final 16 of the Blended Doubles by Yew En Koen Pang & Xin Ru Wong of Singapore.
Hursey was overwhelmed in 5 by Sutirtha Mukherjee (WR 112) of India within the Girls’s Singles qualifying spherical, regardless of preventing again from 2-0 right down to stage.
Qualifying spherical 1
Ng Pak Nam (HKG) bt Tom Jarvis 3-2 (11-8, Sept. 11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-5)
Spherical of 32
Liam Pitchford bt Cho Seungmin (KOR) 3-1 (8-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-8)
Spherical of 16
Yew En Koen Pang & Xin Ru Wong (SGP) bt Liam Pitchford & Anna Hursey 3-1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4)