29 Jul 2017

Performances of authority as play commenced in the Junior Girls’ Team event at the 2017 Jordan Junior and Cadet Open in Amman; that trend continued as proceedings concluded on Friday 28th July.

In a group organised event gold, silver and bronze, the top three places; all belonged to India.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Represented by Priyanka Pareek and Yashini Sivasankar, a three-nil win was posted against the India ‘C’ duo of Jiya Jain and Kushi Vishwanatha, before a three-one victory was the end result, when confronting the combination of Thailand’s Suthasini Sawettabut and Jordan’s Razan Al-Aqrabawi.

The one player to dent the hitherto perfect record was Jinnipa Sawettabut; she beat Yashini Sivasankar (11-5, 11-6, 11-9), the young lady who two days earlier had won the Junior Girls’ Singles title; notably at the quarter-final stage, she had ended the dreams of Jinnipa Sawettabut (11-7, 8-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-6, 4-11, 11-8). It was revenge for Jinnipa Sawettabut, pride if nothing else was restored.

First place for India ‘A’, according to seniority it was second place for India ‘B’ with India ‘C’ the next in line.

India ‘B’ with Manushree Patel and Prapti Sen on duty, concluded their series of fixtures by recording a three-one win against Suthasini Sawettabut and Razan Al-Aqrabawi, before posting a three-nil success in opposition to Jordan’s Yana Aldmaisy and Lima Khater. Just as against India ‘A’, the one player to cause problems was Jinnipa Sawettabut; in the second match of the contest against India ‘B’ she defeated Prapti Sen (8-11, 11-6, 13-11, 11-9).

Meanwhile, for the India ‘C’ duo of Jiya Jain and Kushi Vishwanath; after having experienced defeat at the hands of India ‘A’ earlier in the day, they ended proceedings on a bright note. They beat Yana Aldmaisy and Lima Khater by three matches to nil.

Jinnipa Sawettabut and Razan Al-Aqrabawi duly finished in fourth place ahead of Yana Aldmaisy and Lima Khater.

Day Four: Jordan Junior and Cadet Open

Photos: courtesy of Jordan Table Tennis Federation

World Junior Circuit 2017 Jordan Junior and Cadet Open Yashini Sivasankar Priyanka Pareek

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