25 Jan '15, 7am

[News - Mothership] Young Isabelle Li outshone her more established teammate. What next?

[News - Mothership] Young Isabelle Li outshone her more established teammate. What next?

Did you know that one of Singapore’s native-born rising stars in table tennis, 20-year-old world No. 130 Isabelle Li, recently outshone her more senior teammate, world No. 13 Yu Mengyu, at a prestigious global event in Dubai? Against all odds on Jan. 9, Isabelle sent tremors throughout the ping-pong world by defeating Hong Kong’s world No. 20 Lee Ho Ching 3-2 in the fifth and deciding match in the World Team Cup quarter-finals. The Singapore Sports School graduate’s career-best victory sent the city state to the semi-finals. The Republic eventually finished joint-third with Japan. On the other hand, Yu had lost, in straight games, to Ho Ching in the first match of the quarter-final tie. In other words, Isabelle overcame a player whom Yu had just failed to beat. Note that Yu is ranked higher than Ho Ching; while Isabelle, who has never been ranked in the world’s top 120, ha...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/01/young-isabelle-li-outshone-h...

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