17 Sep 2018

Winner of the Junior Girls’ Singles title at the 2018 Croatia Junior and Cadet, proceedings concluding in Varazdin on Sunday 16th September; China’s Zuo Yue makes the significant climb from no.17 to no.6 (2,750 points) on the ITTF World Tour Junior Girls’ Standings.

Meanwhile on the counterpart Junior Boys’ Standings, amongst the high flying names, the player to make the most notable progress is that of Singapore’s Pang Yew En Koen, the runner up in Chinese Taipei in August. He moves from no.9 to no.4 (3,368 points).

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Equally on the Boys’ Standings there is major progress for Chinese Taipei’s Tai Ming-Wei, Egypt’s Youssef Abdel-Aziz and Josh Shao Han, like Pang Yew En Koen, from Singapore.

Tai Ming-Wei, the winner in August in El Salvador, climbs from no.54 to no.10 (2,306 points), being ahead of Youssef Abdel-Aziz, who advances from no.55 to no.19 (1,710 points) and Josh Shao Han Chua who progresses from no.33 to no.23 (1,462 points). At the recent Croatia Junior and Cadet Open, Josh Shao Han Chua reached the fourth round, having earlier in the year secured a semi-final place in Canada; in Varazdin, Youssef Abdel-Aziz was beaten in the final by China’s Geng Linyu. He enters the list at no.22 (1,500 points).

Not present in Croatia, China’s Yu Heyi continues to head the Boys’ Standings ahead of colleagues Xu Haidong and Ziang Peng.

Likewise, there is also progress on the Girls’ Standings for those who like Zuo Yue have excelled on the ITTF World Junior Circuit in the past month. Chinese Taipei’s Fang Sih-Han, the winner in El Salvador, she moves from no.44 to no.9 (2,414 points). Also, there is telling progress for colleague, Tsai Yu-Chin, the runner up in both El Salvador and Chinese Taipei, she moves from no.85 to no.12 (2,247 points).

Noteworthy progress, it is the same for China’s Kuai Man, a semi-finalist in Croatia, she advances from no.54 to no.24 (1,276 points). However, no player can match Korea Republic’s Byun Seoyoung; only 14 years old, she makes the dramatic climb from no.233 to no.17 (1,456 points).

China’s Shi Xinyao, Qian Tianyi and Huang Fanzhen followed by colleague Zhang Binyue continue to head the list.

ITTF World Junior Circuit: Junior Boys’ Standings (following Croatia Junior & Cadet Open)

ITTF World Junior Circuit: Junior Girls’ Standings (following Croatia Junior & Cadet Open)

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