Chao defeats Deuel at Challenge of Champions

Fong-Pang Chao

The US contingent at the 2005 International Challenge of Champions was cut in half this evening as Corey Deuel lost 5-2 and 5-3 to two time Challenge of Champions winner Fong-Pang Chao.

Chao will face Niels Feijen in the second round on Thursday, while defending US Open Champion Gabe Owen will wait on the final match today to learn his opponent for tomorrow. The final match today will see defending champion Thomas Engert facing 'The Magician' Efren Reyes.

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Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics By Hoppe.