Women's 10-Ball: Amit suffers setback vs Taipei's Tan
MANILA, Philippines – After racking up three straight wins, former world champion Rubilen Amit bowed to Ho-Yun Tan of Chinese Taipei in the Yalin Women’s 10-Ball Championship on Saturday at Resorts World Manila.
The cue artist from Cebu seemed to be headed for a third win when she took a 2-1 lead against Tan.
However, a crucial error in the fourth rack allowed the Taiwanese to seize the lead, 3-2.
Tan eventually defeated the inaugural champion in their race-to-6 affair, 6-2.
The win has allowed the Taiwanese to take the top spot in Group 7.
Before the setback, Amit defeated Bi Zhu Qing of China, Finnish Marika Poikkikioki and Indonesian Angeline Ticolau to assured herself a spot in the knockout round.
Meanwhile, visiting American players are making waves in the annual tournament.
Kim White-Newsome of Texas shocked defending World Champion Ga Young Kim, 6-5.
Former world No. 1 ranked Vivian Villarreal, also of Texas, defeated European Champion Czuprynska of Poland, 6-3, then downed Taiwan's Zhi Ting Wu, 6-3.
New York City's Jennifer Barretta scored big wins over India's Thakur, Filipina Gillian Go, and two-time Amway Cup winner Chou of Taiwan.