THE Hongkong women's squad powered their way into the Asian Team Cup semi-finals in Shanghai yesterday with an unbeaten record in their preliminary pool matches. The territory, led by Asian Cup doubles champions Chai Po-wa and Chan Tan-lui, kicked off their campaign with a 3-1 victory over Indonesia and followed up by beating Taiwan 3-2 and Japan 3-1. Chai, ranked seventh in the world, won all her matches in straight games but Chan failed to keep a clean slate, losing to Taiwan's Chen Chiu-tan in a close three-set clash. Chan Suk-yuen was the third singles player against Indonesia and Japan while Wong Wing-san played in the Taiwan tie. They lost all their matches. Hongkong have again drawn Taiwan for the semi-finals and coach Cheung Sau-ying was confident they could go on to reach the final against either China or South Korea. Cheung said: ''The luck of the draw was certainly with us. I'm hopeful we will beat Taiwan again and it should be by a 3-1 margin. ''In the past we had always beat them 3-0 when the two singles and one doubles format was used instead of playing three singles, but we dropped two points today only because of Chan Tan-lui's complacency. ''Chan won't make the same mistake again and their only chance of winning a point tomorrow would be from Chan Suk-yuen.'' China, undefeated in Group B, are favourites for the crown with world numbers one and two Deng Yaping and Qiao Hong leading the challenge.