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.