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Semifinalists Defined In The 2014 Chile Open!

Semifinalists defined in the 2014 Chile Open!
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Japan dominated the 2014 Chile Open. In the women event Japan secured the gold medal with four players in semifinals. But in the men competition they will have to fight against Argentina for the title. In the U-21 event Japan also secured the first place. 

Japan is sweeping the podium at the 2014 Chile Open. In the women event the Asian country secured the first place, because  the four semifinalists are Japanese. Shiho Matsudaira reached the semifinal stage after eliminating Chile's Paulina Vega by 13:11, 12:10, 11:4 and 11:7. Matsudaira will face Hina Hayata, who beat Argentina's Ana Codina by 11:6, 11:5, 4:11, 11:7 and 11:5. 

Miyu Maeda got into semifinals as she overcame Haruka Sakai by 11:5, 11:8, 7:11, 12:10 and 12:10. Maeda will face her compatriot Seira Ushijima, who defeated Czech Republic's Karolina Mynarova by 11:5, 11:5, 11:3 and 11:6 in quarterfinals. 

In the men's competition KOhei Sambe reached the final after beating Argentina's Lucas Bayona by 11:8, 11:4, 11:8 and 11:7. In semifinals Sambe will face Argentina's Gastón Alto, who eliminated Chile's Gustavo Gómez by 11:2, 8:11, 11:3, 11:5 and 11:8. 

Argentina's Rodrigo Gilabert also booked a place in semifinals after beating Chile's Alejandro Rodriguez by 11:3, 11:9, 11:9, 6:11, 6:11 and 12:10. Gilabert will meet Japan's Mizuki Oikawa, who beat Argentina's Juan Daher by 11:6, 11:4, 11:8 and 11:5. 

In the U21's girls event Miyu Maeda clinched the title as she overcame Yurika Taira by 11:5, 11:4, 11:9 and 11:7. In the U21's boys   Mizuki Oikawa captured the title after defeating Kohei Sambe by 6:11, 11:8, 11:8, 12:10, 8:11, 9:11 and 11:7. 

Photo and info. source: ittf.com 

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