Tough luck for the nation as Malaysia’s women contingent was wiped out completely by China with total score of 0-3 in the second round of the 2016 World Table Tennis Team Championship (WTTC) yesterday.
Playing in the heart of Selangor at Stadium Melawati Shah Alam, Malaysia’s Ho Ying was no match for world number one and four time women’s champion Liu Shiwen as she was ousted in three straight sets 5-11, 3-11 and 4-11.
The second match saw Ng Sock Khim struggling to find her rhythm and was ultimately defeated to 2-11. 2-11 and 4-11 by Zhu Yuling.
Alice Chang Li Siang too was not able to make a difference as she lost to Chen Meng 2-11, 7-11 and 3-11 to grant China their victory.
This is the second consecutive defeat for Malaysia after a disappointing 0-3 game against Romania in the morning.
However, Alice claimed that her performance improved and that she gave out her all for her match.
“I played better in this match compared to when I played against the Romanian player in the morning, the Chinese player was really fast and aggressive, I had to rely on my strategy and used the ‘chopping’ technique,” said the 15 year-old as quoted from Berita Harian.
“Before the match started I was relaxed. For the match tomorrow (today), I would like to present a better performance but I’ll talk to the coach about it.”
Malaysia will be taking on Chinese Taipei in the third round today before meeting Hungary tomorrow and Spain on Wednesday.