FENCING coach Edmund Wong Siu-kong is keeping his fingers crossed that Hong Kong will again collect medals at the biennial Asian Youth and Cadet Fencing Championships despite the presence of competitors from several former Soviet states. The territory's young fencers had done remarkably well in the last two tournaments - winning two gold and a silver in 1990 and one gold and two silver two years ago. Hong Kong's past successes were all achieved in the cadet division and Wong is hopeful his under-17 charges can keep up the tradition when they compete in Fukuoka, Japan, from March 20 to 24. Wong rated Heep Yunn School student Jenice Tong Sze-ki as the territory's top medal hope at the championships. She will be competing in the girls' epee event, won by Leanne Lee Ling-woon in 1992. Lau Kwok-kiu of Kei Chi Middle School is also tipped by the coach to do well in the boys' foil competition in which Hong Kong will also be represented by Wong Kam-kau and Choi Man-sum. Another Kei Chi Middle School pupil expected to bring home a medal is Cheung Po-yee in the boys' epee. Also playing the same weapon is Ng Wah College's Yeung Chun-yu. Carrying the territory's colours in the girls' foil event are Kong Kwun-chi and Lee Ka-man, both of whom are making their debut at international level. Hong Kong will be represented by six fencers in the under-20 youth division and the only girl is Leanne Lee. The St Mary's Canossian College pupil, however, faces a difficult task in emulating her success two years ago following the upgrade from the cadet rank. Chau Man-tick of the Cotton Spinners' Association Prevocational School will be competing in both the boys' foil and epee events. His foil teammates are Fong Siu-yan and Cheung Hau-lun while joining him in the epee competition are Kwong Yu-sze and Wong Tak-fun. At least two local teenagers will be given the chance to carry Hong Kong's colours in the Davis Cup, the most prestigeous men's team tennis competition, following a major reshuffle in the national squad. Michael Walker, the Hong Kong No 1 singles player for the past three years, has been made the non-playing captain for the Asia-Oceania Zone Group One tie against Indonesia in late March at Victoria Park. The only long-serving internationals vying for selection are Colin Grant and Pang Lui, opening the doors for Walker to draft five teenage players - Bill Young Tsz-kwan, Melvin Tong Man-chung, Thorsten Poelzl, John Hui Kin-yip and Sven Koehler - into the training squad. Walker has prepared a full-scale training programme to mould a competitive squad for the upcoming tie.