“Cambodia Express” Srong Piavi (Blue One Resort) and “Original LPBA Queen” Lim Jung-sook (Crown Haitai) will face off in the final for the title of professional tennis LPBA “Most Winning.”
P.A.B. beat Kim Kyung-ja 3-2 (9-11 11-10 3-11 11-9 9-8) in the LPBA semifinal match of the eighth tour of the season, “Welcome Savings Bank Well-Bang PBA-LPBA Championship,” held at “Goyang KINTEX PBA Stadium” in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province on the 10th. In another semifinal match, Lim Jung-sook defeated Kim Bo-mi (11-6 11-6 11-6 6-11 11-6) to advance to the final.
As a result, Piavi, who has won the most LPBA championships (six times) along with Kim Ga-young (Hana Card), will attempt to win seven championships, the lone lead in the LPBA’s most wins. If Lim Jeong-sook, who has won five times, wins the championship, she will become the champion with Piavi and Kim Ga-young, the most in six times.
Lim, who advanced to the finals as the defending champion, was strong enough to earn the nickname “Well-Bang Queen” at the Welcome Savings Bank Championship. She has won four out of five competitions since her inauguration.
The two players will have a showdown for the first time in the final round. The latest showdown is the first in more than seven months since the semifinal match of the 2nd tour (Silk Road & Ansan Championship). Schroong has three wins in the past. The LPBA finals, which cost 30 million won (27,500 U.S. dollars) in prize money, will be held from 1:30 p.m. on Saturday to play the best-of-seven series games.
In the men’s PBA round of 16, Park Ki-ho, an unknown sensation who overpowered “Turkiye Magic” Semi-Signer (Huons) the previous day, succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals with a come-from-behind victory over Lee Sang-dae (Welcome Savings Bank).
In addition, in the match between Kang Dong-gung and Cho Kun-hwi, who drew attention for the match between team members of the team league “SK Rent-a-Car,” Cho Kun-hwi beat Kang Dong-gung 3-0 in a set score to advance to the quarterfinals.
Kwon Hyuk-min, a former Dream Tour player, advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in the professional league with a 3-2 victory in set score, including his first perfect Q in the competition against Park Ju-sun. Lim Sung-kyun (High1 Resort) beat Kang Sung-ho and Hwang Hyeong-beom beat Jung Hae-myung 3-1 each to secure a ticket to the quarterfinals 꽁머니.
Hana Card leader Kim Byung-ho and Blue One Resort ace Kang Min-koo also defeated Park Jung-min (A) and Kim Jong-won, respectively. Javier Palazon (Huons), the only foreign player in the round of 16, also made it to the quarterfinals.
The PBA quarterfinal match will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday with Hwang Hyung-beom and Kim Byung-ho in the first round of the quarterfinals. After the LPBA final match will be held at 1:30 p.m., Lim Sung-kyun and Kang Min-koo will play at 5 p.m., and Park Ki-ho and Palazon at 7:30 p.m. and Kwon Hyuk-min and Cho Kun-hwi will play at 10 p.m. to determine the semifinalists.