By Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager
At the final hurdle Sabina Surjan and Tijana Jokic beat the combination of Kazakhstan’s Zauresh Alasheva and Singapore’s Zhang Wanling by three matches to nil to seal the title.
Earlier at the semi-final stage a three matches to one success had been recorded in opposition to the French partnership of Hanit Raharimanana and Vony Ange Randriantosa.
“I must admit that winning the final was a bit easier compared to the match against the French team in the semi-final. I am happy that we won and I am hopeful that I can add the singles and doubles titles to it as well as pick my qualification for the Youth Olympic Games to Argentina.” Sabina Surjan
Impressive from Sabina Surjan and Tijana Jikic, en route to the final in the opposite half of the draw it was very much the same from Zauresh Alasheva and Singapore’s Zhang Wanling.
Required to compete in the quarter-final round, they overcame the partnership formed by Egypt’s Mahshid Ashtati and Iran’s Razan Fawzi by three matches to one, before recording a three nil success when facing India’s Selena Selvakumar and Swastika Ghosh.
Success for Serbia in the Junior Girls’ Team event, in the corresponding Cadet Girls’ Team competition it was success for Egypt. At the final hurdle Roa Amro and Farida Badawy beat colleague Jana Waugh who teamed with Serbia’s Radmila Tomanjak by three matches to two to secure the top prize.
Team events over, attention now turns to the individual competitions.