by Ian Marshall, Editor
Notably earlier in the week, Li Hsing-Yang and Li Hsin-Yu had won the respective Junior Boys’ Singles and Cadet Boys’ Singles titles; on the concluding day of play, both maintained their outstanding form.
In the Junior Boys’ Team event, at the final hurdle, a three-one margin of victory was the outcome against the Indian duo comprising Snehit Suravajjula and Manush Utpalbhai Shah. Li Hsing-Yang beat Snehit Suravajjula (11-8, 11-9, 13-11) followed by success against Manush Utpalbhai Shah (9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9). Sandwiched in between he partnered Tai Ming-Wei to doubles success (11-4, 11-7, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8).
Earlier, at the quarter-final stage Li Hsing-Yang and Li Hsin-Yu had recorded a three-nil win against Thailand’s Nawin Mekamporn and Thyme Sanglertsilpachai, before reserving their place in the final courtesy of a three-one success in opposition to India’s Anukram Jain and Parth Virmani.
In the opposite half of the draw with Jeet Chandra preferred to Snehit Suravajjula, India recorded a three-one win against Iran’s Mahdi Madankan and Hamid Shams, prior to a three-nil success being secured in opposition to Amin Amadian and Amirrezza Abbasi also from Iran, a contest in which Snehit Suravajjula returned to duty and Jeet Chandra was resigned to the bench.
Impressive from Li Hsing-Yang and Tai Ming-Wei, in the Cadet Boys’ Team event it was even more impressive from Li Hsin-Yu and Wang Guan-Ru; they did not surrender one individual match throughout the whole tournament.
On the concluding day of play, a three-nil win was posted against Thailand’s Chettanabodi Chanpen and Puripong Saelee, before the same margin of victory was posted in opposition to India’s Rajveer Shah and Jash Modi. A semi-final place booked, India again experienced defeat in the guise of Himnakulhpuingheta Jeho and Payas Jain, before the title was secured at the expense of Iran’s Navid Shams and Radin Khayyam.
Likewise in the opposite half of the draw Navid Shams and Radin Khayyam had impressed. They recorded a three-one win against Sweden’s Alve Sjoevold and Linus Keraenen, prior to securing victory by the same margin at the semi-final stage against Lin Yen-Chun and Wang Chen-You.
A place in the final booked, a three-nil win was posted against the Chinese outfit comprising Chen Jinlong, Li Shijie and Ma Chao.
Play concluded in Amman, attention now turns further east; the Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open commences on Wednesday 1st August.