By Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports

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Wang Yuegu, Li Jiawei and Feng Tianwei will be Singapore’s representatives at the Women’s Table Tennis World Cup 2011. (Photo © Les Tan/Red Sports file photo)

Singapore, Thursday, October 27, 2011 — Two of Singapore’s top women paddlers have found themselves drawn together in the same group at the Women’s Table Tennis World Cup. Wang Yuegu and Li Jiawei are in Group B after the release of the draw results today.

Also in the group are World Number Two Ding Ning and Netherland’s Li Jiao. The Republic’s paddlers would probably have to stage an upset in order for all three representatives to progress to the next round.

Singapore’s top ranked player and tournament third-seed Feng Tianwei is drawn in Group C, together with Japan’s Hirano Sayaka, Hong Kong’s Jiang Huajun as well as the winner of the Inter-Continental Cup.

The competition, which has a total of US$150,000 prize money up for grabs, will begin tomorrow, October 28th, at Toa Payoh Sports Hall.

Group A
Player (Country, Seed)
Li Xiaoxia (China, 1)
Fukuhara Ai (Japan, 5)
Kim Kyung Ah (Korea, 11)
Shen Yanfei (Spain, 14)

Group B
Ding Ning (China, 2)
Wang Yuegu (Singapore, 6)
Li Jiao (Netherlands, 10)
Li Jiawei (Singapore, 13)

Group C
Feng Tianwei (Singapore, 3)
Hirano Sayaka (Japan, 8 )
Jiang Huajun (Hong Kong, 9)
Intercontinental Cup Winner

Group D
Ishikawa Kasumi (Japan, 4)
Tie Yana (Hong Kong, 7)
Wu Jiaduo (Germany, 12)
Pavlovich Viktoria (Belarus, 15)

Intercontinental Cup
Wu Xue (Dominican Republic)
Ariel Hsing (United States of America)
Karen Li (New Zealand)
Meshref Dina (Egypt)

Match fixtures (Singapore players)
FRIDAY (October 28):
(Table 2): Wang Yuegu (SIN) vs Li Jiawei (SIN)
(Table 1): Feng Tianwei (SIN) vs Jiang Huajun (HKG)
(Table 1): Wang Yuegu (SIN) vs Ding Ning (CHN)
(Table 2): Li Jiawei (SIN) vs Li Jiao (NED)
(Table 1): Feng Tianwei (SIN) vs Hirano Sayaka (JPN)

SATURDAY (October 29):
(Table 1): Li Jiawei (SIN) vs Ding Ning (CHN)
(Table 2): Wang Yuegu (SIN) vs Li Jiao (NED)
(Table 1): Feng Tianwei (SIN) vs ICC Winner

The fixtures for the second stage will be conducted on October 29th at 2.30pm.