Choi Ji-hee (NH Nonghyup Bank) and Koo Yeon-woo (Seongnam City Hall) showed a fantastic teamwork and reached the semifinals of the doubles at the ITF Incheon Tennis Arena International Women’s Tennis Tour Tournament.
Choi Ji-hee and Koo Yeon-woo defeated Da-yeon Baek (NH Nonghyup Bank) and Mayuka Aikawa (Japan) 7-5 6-4 in the quarterfinals of doubles held at Yeolwoo Water Tennis Stadium in Incheon on the 18th.
Choi Ji-hee and Koo Yeon-woo competed together in this year’s Billie Jean King Cup regional 1st group qualifier, but this is the first time they teamed up in doubles.
In a post-match interview, Choi Ji-hee said, “It’s the first time we’ve worked together, but I’ve been thinking that we would be a good fit for each other before that.”
Choi Ji-hee, who won the championship twice with senior Han Na-rae (Bucheon City Hall) in the same competition in 2019 and 2022, said, “I was a junior before, but this time I want to win with my juniors.”스포츠토토
Choi Ji-hee and Koo Yeon-woo lost the break first in the first set and then chased again. With a game score of 4-5, they faced a double set point crisis, but Choi Ji-hee scored two pitching volleys and Koo Yeon-woo succeeded in a smashing ace, overcoming the crisis and leading the first set with a score of 7-5.
Choi Ji-hee and Koo Yeon-woo, who brought the flow of the game, successfully broke first in the second set and took the lead, widening the game score to 4-1. Baek Da-yeon and Mayuka showed tenacious defense and pursued it to 4-4, but Choi Ji-hee and Koo Yeon-woo calmly finished and won.
Choi Ji-hee and Koo Yeon-woo will face Pei-Chi Li (Taiwan) and Linon Okuwaki (Japan) in the semifinals.
Meanwhile, Ahn Yu-jin (Goyang City Hall), who passed the preliminary round and advanced to the finals, won 7-6 (5) 6-2 against Vaidehi Chodari (India), who came up after defeating the second seed. reached the quarterfinals. The opponent in the quarterfinals is Ikumi Yamazaki of Japan, who won the round of 16 at the Jakarta tournament.