Manav, Preyesh win silver in Bangkok tourney

Unseeded Japanese Fumiya Igarashi defeated third seed Manav Thakkar of India to emerge winner in the junior boys singles final of the 2017 Thailand Junior and Cadet Open, an ITTF Golden Series Junior Circuit event.

Manav Thakkar lost 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-5.   -  G. Ramakrishna

Unseeded Japanese Fumiya Igarashi defeated third seed Manav Thakkar of India to emerge winner in the junior boys singles final of the 2017 Thailand Junior and Cadet Open, an ITTF Golden Series Junior Circuit event, in Bangkok.

The Japanese beat the Indian 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-5, who had beaten higher-rated adversaries in the semifinal and quarterfinal.

Like Manav, second seed Preyesh Suresh Raj of India had to be content with the silver medal when he went down to top-seeded Amir Mohammad Samadi in the hopes singles final. The Iranian won 11- 9, 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-2.