David Powell gained some revenge on fellow MSTT player, Heming Hu, by defeating him 4-1 in the Men's Singles final at Croydon Senior Open. Heming defeated David few weeks ago at Aust. Olympic Trials. David has a tough battle just to make the final as he was 5-5 in the 7th set against another MSTT player/coach Chamara Fernando before winning 11-5.
Both David and Heming are now preparing for next week's Oceania Olympic Trials where all positions for Olympic Games will be decided.
The Women's Singles was a world class event with MSTT players Jasmine Chao and Berry Hsueh (also full-time MSTT Coach) in one half of the draw and Jian Fang Lay and Miao Miao is the other half. Jasmine won a tight match against Berry with Miao defeating Jiang in the other semil. The final was a classic with Miao coming out on top in a close 7 setter.
MSTT results were,
Win Men's Singles - David Powell
R-up Men's Singles - Heming Hu
R-up Women's Singles - Jasmine Chao
Win Women's Doubles - Jasmine & Berry
R-up Men's Singles - Luke Cosgriff
R-up Barak Mizrachi
Below is final with Heming (left) and David (right)