[5/6] HONG KONG, CHINA 2-1 SOUTH AFRICA
Lee Ka Yi 3-1 Cheyna Wood 11-3, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9 (26m)
Ho Tze-Lok 2-3 Alexandra Fuller 12-10, 8-11, 11-2, 8-11, 9-11 (55m)
Chan Sin Yuk 3-0 Lizelle Muller 11-4, 14-12, 11-4 (24m)
5/6 seeds Hong Kong, China, will take on seven-time Champions England for top spot in Pool C after they got the better of South Africa on the outdoor glass court.
While No.3 seeds England may go into that clash as slight favourites, they will have taken note of the performances of Ka Yi Lee and Sin Yuk Chan after they secured the victory with wins over Cheyna Wood and Lizelle Muller either side of Hong Kong No.1 Tomato Ho’s 3-2 defeat to Alexandra Fuller.
“It’s always tough against South Africa, they usually play above their level in the team events and they gave us a really tough challenge tonight,” Hong Kong coach Peter Genever said.
“It was close. Sin Yuk won that deciding game on a tie break. It was a tough match. We’re feeling good to get through this one. It’s going to be a bit of a role reversal tomorrow, England will probably be the favourites. We’ve got nothing to lose and we’re going to have a good crack at it and I think the team are really looking forward to it.”