Pictured: Ryoma Muramoto (JPN)
In a repeat of the men’s final at the CROWNE PLAZA Northern Marianas Open 2023, Liao Jhuo-Fu would have been hoping for a similar result. Jeon Hyeok Jin, on the other hand had a different plan, that took three games to play out. After losing the first, Jeon had a fire in his belly, leaving Liao with no answers to his persistent attack. It was now down to the final game, both men thrilling the appreciative crowd in a game that went down to the wire, this time, Jeon the victor.
- Jeon Hyeok Jin (KOR)  vs Liao Jhuo-Fu (TPE) 14-21 21-4 21-19
Bringing the evening to an end were three of the most exciting men’s singles matches to date. Each of them went to three games, confirming the high level of player at this tournament. Chi Yu Jen  was upset by Lee Yun Gyu; Max Weisskirchen, in his third match at this tournament, gave everything he had to defend Chen Chi Ting and Ryoma Muramoto (JPN) executed a strategic plan and cause an upset against number one seed, Kevin Cordon.
- Lee Yun Gyu (KOR) vs Chi Yu Jen (TPE)  21-18 16-21 21-15
- Max Weisskirchen (GER) vs Chen Chi Ting (TPE) 14-21 21-14 21-14
- Ryoma Muramoto (JPN) vs Kevin Cordon (GUA)  21-17 17-21 21-12
Two seeds fell in the women’s singles on day three of the TAKECARE Saipan International 2023. Lin Hsiang Ti could not hold off the relentless 16 year old, Tomoka Miyazaki who has been on fire over the last two tournaments. The other casualty was number one seed, Sung Shuo Yun who also had to endure an energetic and precise Japanese player.
- Tomoka Miyazaki (JPN) v Lin Hsiang Ti (TPE)  21-17 21-15
- Manami Suizu (JPN) vs Sung Shuo Yun (TPE)  21-19 21-15
Today’s women’s doubles resulted in a win for Setyana Mapasa and Angela Yu. Looking focused and fluid, they were not put under pressure from their opposition. They now move through to the quarter finals to play Hsu Yin Hui and Lee Chih Chen. The two other Oceania women’s doubles pairs did not share the same fortune, both losing in straight games.
- Setyana Mapasa/Angela Yu (AUS) vs Lin Yen Yu/Tsai Ruo Lin (TPE) 21-13 21-9
- Sayaka Hobara/Yui Suizu (JPN) vs Kaitlyn Ea/Gronya Sommerville (AUS) 21-16 21-11
- Hsieh Mi Yen/Lin Yu-Hao (TPE) vs Erena Calder-Hawkins/Anona Pak (NZL) 21-15 21-15
Over in the men’s draw local pair Ian Lubao and Leonard Manuel looked excited and nervous as they awaited their match against the 2022 Junior World doubles champions, Nge Joo Jie and Johann Prajogo. Australians Huaidong Tang and Ricky Tang could not push through the powerful presence of Chen Cheng Kuan and Chen Sheng Fa, confirming their men’s doubles campaign has come to an end.
- Nge Joo Jie/Johann Prajogo (SGP) vs Ian Lubao/Leonard Manuel (NMI) 21-6 21-4
- Chen Cheng Kuan/Chen Sheng Fa (TPE) vs Huaidong Tang/Ricky Tang (AUS) 21-10 21-18
After being promoted from qualifying last week, Kakeru Kumagai and An Sato started their mixed doubles campaign in the main draw. With a win over the hybrid pair of Haidong Tang and Erena Calder-Hawkins yesterday, in today’s session they were fast paced and exciting, discharging the number four seeds Po Li-Wei and Chang Ching Hui. Not to disappoint in entertainment was Shunya Ota and his mixed partner Misaki Kurashima. Ota has an on court presence that is contagious, drawing everyone into his infectious, action packed style. Showing constant support to his partner, they made sure that tomorrow would be another day to shine.
- Kakeru Kumagai/An Sato (JPN) def Po Li-Wei/Chang Ching Hui (TPE)  13-21 21-16 21-16
- Shunya Ota/Misaki Kurashima (JPN) vs Chen Zhi Ray/Yang Ching Tun (TPE) 21-14 20-22 21-12
Check out all results from day three of the TAKECARE Saipan International 2023 on Tournament Software.
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