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Singapore beats U.S. in table tennis

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 13, 2008

Singapore table tennis team eased to a 3-0 win over seventh-ranked United States on Wednesday.

Wang Yuegu beat Gao Jun 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-4 in 39 minutes.

Fang Tianwei got the better of Wang Chen 11-2, 8-11, 11-4, 15-13 in 36 minutes.

The duo of Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu breezed past the US team of Huang Xi and Gao Jun 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 in just 17 minutes in the final game.

The Americans are regarded as Singapore’s toughest opponent in Group B with their trio of China-born paddlers, two of whom are top-ranked players (Wang Chen, world no. 20 and Gao Jun, world no. 25). (story)

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