Uber Cup Qualifier: USA 5, Dominican Republic 0
USA Uber Cup Team is in the same pool as Peru, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Their first tie yesterday February 18, 2010 was against the Dominican Republic. Everyone got the chance to play in the first tie and gained valuable experience as a team. Cee Ketpura, Priscilla Lun and Iris Wang made their debut in the Uber Cup yesterday. Interestingly they were not over awed in their new experience.
In first singles, Rena Wang took on Fiordaliza D Oleo. She took 20 minutes to subdue a hard fighting Fiordaliza 21-3, 21-11. Next was Rena's sister, Iris, she made her Uber Cup debut in second singles. Iris played like a seasoned Uber Cupper to beat Yomaira Sanchez 21-11, 21-9 also in 20 minutes. A cool Kuei Ya Chen sealed the tie for USA in 20 minutes beating Orosameli Cabrera 21-3, 21-3.
With the tie in hand, Olympians Eva Lee and Mesinee Mangkalakiri took over the doubles with their respective younger partners. In first doubles, Eva Lee/Cee Ketpura beat Fiordaliza D Oleo/Ana Sanchez 21-8, 21-1. The final match involved Mesinee Mangkalakiri/Priscilla Lun against Yomaira Sanchez/Orosameli Cabrera. Facing minimal pressure, the USA pair wrapped up the match 21-12, 21-8.
The USA Uber Cup Team plays Brazil tonight (February 19, 2010) at 12:00PM