Jack Wong, Roger Ng, Sebastian Nothhaft, Kai Wai Yu, Oscar Wai, Eudice Chong, Cody Wong, Tiffany Wu, Maggie Ng, and Ng Kwan Yau represented Hong Kong at the 14th All China Games in Shaanxi. Events were held at the brand new Yangling Tennis Center. Eudice Chong in women’s singles and Jack...
In women’s singles, both EFG HKTA Tour Team athletes, Eudice Chong and Cody Wong, successfully negotiated their way to the third round, with the former saving a match point to advance past WTA No. 540 Zheng Wushuang (Jiangxi) 2-6, 7-5, after her opponent retired with a lower back injury, while the latter was eventually ousted in straight sets by No. 8 seed You Xiaodi (Hubei), a singles bronze medalist in Tianjin four years ago. Wong, 19, had earlier knocked out No. 10 seed and 2017 singles bronze medalist Lu Jia-Jing (Liaoning) with a 7-6(0), 6-4, victory in the first round. Women’s team coach, Karan Rastogi: “She played fearless tennis and did so with a freedom that was excellent to see. Her opponent came back strong in the second set, but Cody stuck to her game and pulled off a good win.”
Chong then faced off against fifth-seeded Wang Yafan (Sichuan) in the quarterfinals. She started off with a double-break 3-0 lead only to see Wang return the favor in the fourth and eighth games to draw even at 4-4. Chong’s response was swift and broke back immediately before she produced a love hold to take the first set 6-4. In the second, a sea-sawing affair ensued until Chong served for the match leading 5-4, but the former WTA No. 47 managed to flip a switch to ward off the HK rep and stayed solid down the stretch to bag the final nine games to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-0, to secure a semifinal spot.