29 Jul 2017

Impressive from start to finish, India ‘A’ won the Junior Boys’ Team title at the 2017 Jordan Junior and Cadet Open in Amman on Friday 28th July; there was no stopping the trio comprising Jeet Chandra, Manush Utpalbhai Shah and Parth Virmani.

Furthermore, it was gold and silver, the top two steps of the podium belonged to India with runners up spot being the lot of Mudit Dani, Anukram Jain, Shivaji Roy and Snehit Suravajjula.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

A three-one victory margin was the end result in the final in opposition to India ‘A’ with Jeet Chandra proving the backbone of victory.

He beat both Shivaji Roy (11-4, 11-8, 11-6) and Snehit Suravajjula (14-12, 12-10, 13-11), the further win for India ‘A’ was recorded by Parth Virmani, in the opening match of the engagement; he overcame Snehit Suravajjula in a full distance five games duel (12-10, 5-11, 5-11, 7-11, 11-6). The one win for India ‘B’ was recorded in the doubles; Manush Utpalbhai Shah and Parth Virmani beat Anukram Jain and Snehit Suravajjula (11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5).

It was for Snehit Suravajjula three defeats in the final, very much a reversal of two days earlier when he had won the Junior Boys’ Singles title.

A three-one title deciding victory in favour of India ‘A’; at quarter-final stage it was the same outcome against the Thai trio of Yanapong Panagitgun, Supakron Pankhaoyoy and Purit Verakultawan, before a three-nil success was recorded against Qatar’s Mohammed Abdulwahhab and Nawaf Al-Malki.

The player to cause the Indian trio problems was Panagitgun Yanapong; in the second match of the fixture against Thailand, he beat Jeet Chandra (9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 13-11).

Meanwhile, in the opposite half of the draw en route to the final, it was victory by three matches to nil in both encounters for India ‘B’.

At the quarter-final stage it was success against the combination of Thailand’s Chetthanathip Chanpen and Jordan’s Mohammad Abu-Tayeh; in the penultimate round in opposition to Egypt’s Youssef Abdel-Aziz and Ahmed Meshref.

Notably, the one player to pose problems on the journey was Youssef Abdel-Aziz, the reigning African junior champion, he extended Snehit Suravajjula, the full five games distance (11-9, 5-11, 5-11, 11-2, 11-7).

Day Four: Jordan Junior and Cadet Open
Photos: courtesy of Jordan Table Tennis Federation

World Junior Circuit 2017 Jordan Junior and Cadet Open Manush Utpalbhai Shah Jeet Chandra Parth Virmani.

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