Tournaments

23 Sep 2018

Gold and silver, both colours belonged to India in the Cadet Boys’ Team event at the 2018 Serbia Junior and Cadet Open in Belgrade on Saturday 22nd February.

India ‘A’ represented by Vishwa Deenadayalan and Payas Jain secured the top step of the podium, the next step belonged the India ‘B’ pairing of Divyanish Srivastava and Aadarsh Om Chhetri.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

At the final hurdle a three-one margin of victory was the outcome; the one win for the defeated being recorded by Divyanish Srivastava in the opening match of the fixture when he beat Payas Jain (11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 12-10).

A good start for the eventual silver medallists but defeat for Aadarsh Om Chhetri when facing Vishwa Deenadayalan (11-7, 11-7, 11-8) and later in opposition to Payas Jain (12-10, 11-6, 11-7) plus a doubles reverse (12-10, 11-8, 12-10) ended title hopes.

Impressive from Vishwa Deenadayalan and Payas Jain, the performances en route to the final were even more impressive. At the quarter-final stage they beat the China ‘B’ Team combination of Liu Shuanghao, Wang Shuai and Xu Haotian by three matches to nil, before recording the same margin of victory when opposing Sweden’s Elliot Lundqvist and Daniel Lindso.

Few problems for Vishwa Deenadayalan and Payas Jain on their journey to the final; for Divyanish Srivastava and Aadarsh Om Chhetri life was more testing. At the quarter-final stage they recorded a three-nil win against Saudi Arabia’s Khalid Alshareif and Salem Alsuwailen but in the penultimate round they were extended the full five match distance by China’s Deng Hapieng and Tian Chufan. Mainstay of the victory was Divyanish Srivastava; he accounted for both Deng Haipeng (11-6, 11-8, 12-10) and in the vital fifth and deciding match of the contest Tian Chufan (11-5, 11-6, 11-7).

Play concludes on Sunday 23rd September with the Cadet Boys’ Singles, Cadet Girls’ Singles, Cadet Boys’ Doubles and Cadet Girls’ Doubles events.

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World Junior Circuit 2018 Serbia Junior & Cadet Open Payas Jain Vishwa Deenadayalan
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