Amway Cup Final Eight

Shu-Han Chang
Another day of play is complete at the 2010 Amway Cup, and the field has now been narrowed to the final eight players.

The day started with the sixteen players who escaped their respective round robin groups in 2nd or 3rd place, as the top players from each group received first round byes in the single elimination stage.

It didn't take long for the top seeds to start falling as the first matches of the day saw Chihiro Kawahara eliminate Shin-Mei Liu and Xue Chen eliminate reigning Champion Chieh-Yu Chou. Liu and Chou would be joined on the rail by Rubilen Amit after a 7-5 loss to Xiao-Fang Fu. Things settled down after those matches with wins by favorites Ga-Young Kim, Allison Fisher, Jasmin Ouschan and Vivian Villarreal.

The second round play saw the top seeds from each round robin group face off against the previous round's winners. Six of those top seeds would win their matches, with only Karen Corr and Xiao-Ting Pan falling with identical 7-5 losses. (Corr lost to Kim and Pan lost to Allison Fisher).

The final day of play will get underway with these matches...

Si Ming Chen vs Yu Han
Shu-Hang Chan vs Kelly Fisher
Ga-Young Kim vs Allison Fisher
Vivian Villarreal vs Yu-Ram Cha