14 Jun 2017

Host for the 23rd South East Asia Junior and Cadet Championships, Singapore enjoyed success as the team events concluded on Wednesday 14th June.

They won both the Junior Girls’ and Cadet Boys’ Team competitions.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

In the Junior Girls’ Team competition they accounted for Malaysia by three matches to one at the final hurdle, having one round earlier overcome Vietnam by three matches to nil.

Third place finished in the hands of Thailand; beaten by Malaysia by three matches to two in the penultimate round, they recorded a three-one win against Vietnam to secure third place.

Success for Singapore in the Junior Girls’ Team competition, it was the same in the Cadet Boys’ Team event and even more convincing. A three-nil win was recorded against Thailand in the semi-finals before victory by the same margin was posted in opposition to Malaysia in the title deciding fixture. In the counterpart semi-final, Malaysian had beaten Vietnam in a full distance five match contest.

Two titles for Singapore, in the Junior Boys’ Team competition it was runners up spot.

They experienced a three-nil defeat at the hands of Thailand in the final, having beaten Malaysia by the same margin in the penultimate round. In the corresponding semi-final Thailand overcame Vietnam by three matches to nil.

Three medals for Singapore; the only event in which they did not secure a top three finish was in the Cadet Girls’ Team competition. Played on a group all-play-all basis, Malaysia finished ahead of Vietnam and Thailand; fourth place was the lot of Singapore.

Meanwhile, in the Junior Mixed Doubles event, Singapore is guaranteed medals and guaranteed gold and silver. At the semi-final stage Gerald Yu and Goi Ruixuan beat Thailand’s Pattaratorn Passara and Jinnipa Sawettabut; Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Wong Xinru accounted for Nayre Jann Mari and Romero Jannah Maryam of the Philippines.

Play continues on Thursday 15th June.

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