Thakkar, Shah, Surbi in semifinals

India’s main hopes in the junior girls – Archana Kamath and Selena Selvakumar – bowed out in the second round of the 2017 ITTF World junior circuit India Junior and Cadet Open.

Archana Kamath and Selena Selvakumar – bowed out in the second round.   -  R. Ragu

Manav Thakkar will take on Manush Shah in the junior boys semifinals of the 2017 ITTF World junior circuit India Junior and Cadet Open on Wednesday.

However, the host’s main hopes in the junior girls – Archana Kamath and Selena Selvakumar – bowed out in the second round. Surbi Patwari stunned Archana 11-4, 13-11, 11-9, 9-11, 18-16 and Thailand’s second seed Jinnipa Swaettabut took out Selena 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7.

On the brighter side Surbi reached the semifinals before Yashini Sivasankar joined her by knocking out Jinnipa.

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Quarterfinal results (Indians unless stated):

Junior Boys: Manav Thakkar bt Soham Bhattacharya 11-3, 11-1, 11-4, 11-8; Manush Shah bt Parth Virmani 11-9, 12-10, 11-5, 7-11, 11-6; Yew En Koen Pang (KOR) bt Snehit Suravajjula  13-15, 11-7, 12-10, 9-11, 17-15, 11-6; Yanapong Panagitgun (THA) bt Jeet Chandra 11-5, 3-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9.

Junior Girls: Maki Shiomi (JPN) bt Lee Seungmi (KOR) 6-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-9, 14-12; Surbi Patwari bt Prapti Sen 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-7; Yoo Siwoo (KOR) bt Priyanka Pareek  9-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-7, 11-13, 11-9; Yashini Sivasankar  bt Jinnipa Sawettabut (THA) 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7.

Cadet Boys: Yewe En Koen Pang (SGP) bt Agniv Bhaskar 11-7, 11-2, 11-6; Yashansh Malik  bt Payas Jain 11-5, 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6; Alberto Lalremruata  bt Chinmaya Somaiya 11-2, 11-5, 11-6; H. Jeho bt Dev Shroff 11-8, 11-3, 11-8.

Cadet Girls: Vanshika Bhargava bt Radhapriya Goel 12-10, 15-13, 11-1; Munmun Kundu bt Suhana Saini 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-4; Mihika Rohira bt Nithya Mani 11-7, 14-12, 5-11, 11-8; Lee Dagyeong (KOR) bt Anusha Kutumbale 11-5, 12-10, 11-5.