28 Jul 2017

Dominant in the Junior Girls’ Singles event, providing all four quarter-finalists in the guise of Yashini Sivasankar, Prapti Sen, Kushi Vishwanath and Vanshika Bhargava; one day later on Thursday 27th July, India again was the prevalent force as play in the Junior Girls’ Team commenced.

Five teams involved, in a group organised event India ‘A’ represented by Priyanka Pareek and Yashini Sivasankar set the tone.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Impressively they accounted for the Jordanian duo comprising Lima Khater and Yara Aldmaisy by three matches to nil, before recording the same margin of victory when confronting the India ‘B’ pairing formed by Manushee Patil and Prapti Sen.

The only member of the team to experience problems was Yashini Sivasankar; she was tested by Manushee Patil, being required to recover from a two games to nil deficit before emerging successful (4-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6).

Defeat for India ‘B’ but when facing colleagues, Jiya Jain and Kushi Vishwanath on duty for India ‘C’ it was success. A three-nil win was the order of the day but there was a close call for Manushee Patil; she lost the first two games against Kushi Vishwanath before recovering to win the next three (6-11, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7).

A reverse for India ‘C’; there was also success. Jiya Jain and Kushi Vishwanath overcame the combination formed by Thailand’s Suthasini Sawettabut and the host nation’s Razan Alqrabawi; a three-nil result was the order of affairs with Kushi Vishwanath giving her team the perfect start. In the opening match of the fixture, she beat Jinnipa Sawettabut, the highest rated player on duty in the whole tournament.

One win one defeat; for Suthasini Sawettabut and Razan Alqrabawi, it was no different. They accounted for Lima Khater and Yara Aldmaisy by three matches to one; the one success for the all Jordanian team being gained by Yara Aldmaisy at the expense of Razan Alqrabawi (11-5, 11-2, 10-12, 11-7).

The Junior Girls’ Team event concludes on Friday 28th July.

 Day Two: Jordan Junior and Cadet Open

Photos: courtesy of Jordan Table Tennis Federation

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

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