13 Apr 2017

Second place in the recent 2017 Australian Junior and Cadet Open in Tweed Heads; commencing on Thursday 13th April, the focus for Ben Gould, Rohan Dhooria and Bob Liang is climbing one step higher in Suva, the capital of the South Pacific island of Fiji.

Xavier Dixon added to the line-up, they are the top seeds in the Junior Boys’ Team event at the 2017 Oceania Junior and Cadet Championships. Next in line is the New Zealand quartet of Alfred de la Pena, Dean Shu, Victor Ma and Roger Wang.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Meanwhile in the Junior Girls’ Team competition at the Australian Junior and Cadet Championships, it was success for the combination of Georgina Newton, Antonia Zhang and Michelle Wu. They secured the title at the final expense of colleagues Holly Nicholas, Matilda Alexandersson and Marsha Guseva.

In Suva, Georgina Newton joins forces with Holly Nicholas, Matilda Alexandersson and Marsha Guseva.

They are seeded ahead of New Zealand’s Jiang Nai Xin, Cheng Zhiying, Sophie Low and Emily Stuart. A challenge from New Zealand but could the greatest challenge emanate from Fiji?

They field sisters Grace Rosi Yee and Sally Yee, both players who last year were very much in the news. Sally Yee competed in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games; Grace Rosi Yee was present in Shanghai for the ITTF World Cadet Challenge. In Wuxi they are joined by Ruta Ioane.

Top seeded spots for Australia in both the Junior Boys’ Team and Junior Girls’ Team events; it is the same in the Cadet Boys’ Team and Cadet Girls’ Team competitions.

Finn Luu and Noah Kim occupy the top spot in the former, in the latter it is Cindy Suy and Oh Sue Bin.

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