by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Dominic Koh Song Jun and Pang Yew En Koen accounted for the Thailand partnership formed by Chettanabodi Chanpen and Thyme Sanglertsipachi at the final hurdle of the Cadet Boys’ Doubles event 11-3, 11-7, 11-8) to fly the flag for Singapore.
Meanwhile, Kuan E. Xian and Karen Lyne Dick supported the Malaysian cause by overcoming Vietnam’s Bui Ngoc Lan and Do Nguyen Uyen Nhi in the Cadet Girls’ Doubles title decider (11-8, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5).
Further titles for Singapore, who earlier also won the Junior Girls’ Team event, are also guaranteed. In the Junior Mixed Doubles event, Gerald Yu Zong Jun and Goi Rui Xuan meet colleagues Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Wong Xinru in the final. Likewise in the Junior Girls’ Doubles event Tan Enhui and Zhang Wanling face Goi Ruixuan and Wong Xinru.
Similarly, in the Junior Boys’ Doubles event, the destination of the title is known. An all Thailand final sees Yanapong Pnagitgun and Pattaratorn Passara face Purit Verakultawan and Supakorn Pankhoyol.
The finalists known, in the Junior Boys’ Singles and Junior Girls’ Singles event only the early stages have been completed; it is the same in the Cadet Boys’ Singles and Cadet Girls’ Singles competitions.
Intense competition will be the order of the day with familiar names on duty. Thailand’s Yanapong Panagitgun and Pattaratorn Passara both appear in the Junior Boys’ Singles draw as do Singapore’s Beh Kun Ting, Lucas Tan and Poh Shao Feng Ethan.
Likewise in the Junior Girls’ Singles event the names of Cathereeya Poungsri and Jinnipa Sawettabut appear in Thai colours; for Singapore, Pearlyn Koh, Eunice Lim and Goi Ruixuan will be in action.
Play concludes on Friday 16th June.
23rd South East Asia Junior and Cadet Championships: Draw and Results