Indian youth table tennis stars Suhana Saini and Payas Jain saved the medal bathe going as they gained their particular person quarter-final encounters to safe the semi-final berth and guarantee India of two extra bronze medals. Earlier, the U-15 ladies’ group, led by Saini as soon as extra, had already kick-started this medal social gathering by successful the bronze there as nicely.
The World No. 3 in U-15, Suhana Saini performed out a tricky match towards World No. 6 U-15 star from Romania, Bianca Mei Rosu that went all the way down to the wire, earlier than Suhana gained 3-4 (11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 8-11, 11-8, 12-10, 7-11) and stormed into the semi-finals. Her semi-final opponent is, nevertheless, a tricky one – Egypt’s Hana Goda, who’s the World No. 1 in U-15 presently. At 13, Hana Goda is a pressure to reckon with and she or he is already a risk on the senior degree. Suhana must be very cautious towards this rising Egyptian paddler.
Then again, the World No. 4 in U-19, Payas Jain performed a scientific match towards Iran’s Navid Shams of Iran within the quarter-finals of the U-19 Boys’ Singles. Jain dominated fairly comprehensively and solely dropped one sport en path to the victory. Crusing into the semis, 4-1 (Sept. 11, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8, 4-11), Jain additionally has a tricky problem on his plate within the type of Peng Xiang of China, who has been in a superb kind up to now. Jain can even have to preserve his guard up towards the formidable Chinese language participant who even defeated Kay Stumper and Truls Moregard, the highest 2 seeds in U-19 in latest historical past.
Whereas the semi-finals can show to be difficult for each Suhana and Payas, the bronze medals are confirmed for them – which is sufficient to point out the expansion of Indian desk tennis – each on the junior and senior ranges, it is a nice future forward absolutely!