Tournaments

29 Jul 2018

Gold and silver, the top two steps of the podium, Surbhi Patwari and Prapti Sen beat colleagues Selena Selvakumar and Yashini Sivasankar to arrest the Junior Girls’ Team title at the 2018 Jordan Junior and Cadet Open in Amman on Sunday 29th July.

A three matches to one verdict was the end result.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Mainstay of the success was Prapti Sen, she beat both Yashini Sivasankar (7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 13-11) and Selena Selvakumar (12-10, 9-11, 11-1, 11-4); the one further win for the champions elect being secured by Surbhi Patwari. In the opening match of the fixture she accounted for Selena Selvakumar (11-3, 8-11, 11-16, 11-2).

The one win for Selena Selvakumar and Yashini Sivasankar was gained in the doubles when they recorded a four games win (11-6, 2-11, 11-8, 13-11).

Earlier at the semi-final stage Surbhi Patwari and Prapti Sen had beaten Thailand’s Pornkanok Maunghwan and Naya Mekamporn by three matches to one; in the counterpart semi-final, Selena Selvakumar and Yashini Sivasankar had overcome the Chinese Taipei combination of Cai Fong-En, Chen Ting-Ting and Fang Sih-Han in a full distance five match contest.

Backbone of the win was Yashini Sivasankar, she beat Fang Sih-Han in the opening match of the fixture (10-12, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 14-12), before in the vital fifth and concluding match overcoming Chen Ting-Ting (12-10, 2-11, 11-8, 11-4).

The top two steps of the podium for India in the Junior Girls’ Team event; in the counterpart Cadet Girls’ Team competition, for Diya Parag Chitale and Trisha Gogoi it was just the second step. Represented by Sui Xiaoran, Wang Guining and Zhang Yulei, a three-two win secured victory in the final.

Wang Guining beat both Diya Parag Chitale (11-6, 11-6, 11-4) and in the concluding match of the fixture, Trisha Gogoi (11-8, 11-8, 11-6); the one further win was secured by Sui Xiaoran against Trisha Gogoi (10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7). The wins for India were secured by Diya Parag Chitale against Sui Xiaoran (11-5, 11-5, 11-6) and in the doubles in opposition to Sui Xiaoran and Zhang Yulei (10-12, 14-12, 11-8, 11-7).

Earlier at the semi-final stage for both teams three-one wins had been the outcome. The Chinese trio had beaten Chinese Taipei’s Huang Yu-Jie and Tsai Yun-En; Diya Parag Chitale and Trisha Gogoi had accounted for Thailand’s Wanwisa Aueawiriyayothin and Phantita Pinyopisan.

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World Junior Circuit 2018 Jordan Junior & Cadet Open Prapti Sen Surbhi Patwari
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