Hong Kong got off to convincing starts in the team events of the Hoe Hin White Flower Ointment Asian Junior Championships yesterday. Both the boys and girls scored straight-games victories in their group stage matches at the Cornwall Street Squash Centre. Led by Annie Au Wing-chi, the newly crowned individual champion, the SAR girls were unstoppable as they defeated the Philippines and Singapore in pool A. Au trounced Filipino number one Jamyca Aribado 9-2, 9-1, 9-0, while her teammates Leung Shin-nga and Chiu Ka-kei both won 9-0, 9-0, 9-0. Later Au beat Nicole Chua 9-4, 9-6, 9-3 in the opening tie against Singapore. Joey Chan Ho-ling, who was beaten by Au in Tuesday's individual final, then won 9-6, 9-2, 9-1 over Jerryca Chua and Leung Shin-nga beat Mao Shi Hui 9-2, 9-2, 9-0. 'The Japanese are the biggest threat in the group stage but if we can continue our good form we should be able to finish first in the pool,' said Hong Kong coach Tony Choi Yuk-kwan. Japan beat the Philippines 3-0 but dropped a match in their 2-1 win against Singapore. Malaysia, 3-0 winners over Pakistan in their opening match, will battle South Korea, 3-0 victors over Sri Lanka, for top spot in pool B. In the boys' event, Hong Kong enjoyed comfortable wins over Taiwan and Macau in pool D. Despite the absence of Leo Au Chun-ming in the opening tie, Fung Ji-yang, Chan Kai-chi and Yip Tsun-yuen all scored 3-0 wins over their Taiwanese opponents. Au, Fung and Yip then enjoyed equally easy wins in straight games over Macau.Hong Kong will meet Kuwait today to decide first place in the pool. In the other pools, favourites Pakistan, Malaysia and India all won their opening matches.