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NZ Junior U18 and U13 Titles decided

posted Jul 29, 2011, 2:52 PM by Gina Connell   [ updated Feb 6, 2013, 1:21 PM ]

An exciting days table tennis saw the Under 18 and Under 13 National titles decided.  The under 18 Boys Singles was an epic affair in which New Zealand’s senior champion, Roger Rao finally prevailed in a long 5 set struggle with top seed Kevin Wu.  Earlier in the semi-finals Wu was extended to 5 games by Wellington’s Thom Nguyen and Rao also won in 5 against Ocean Belrose of Tahiti.

The Under 18 Girls singles was won by Hwei Ching Lim of Auckland who defeated Australian based Samantha Ong in 4 sets.

Under 13 Boys Title was won by Dominic Huang from Australia beating Jay Ong of Auckland, with the Under 13 Girls Title won by Ruofei Rao of Auckland beating Zhiying Cheng also from Auckland in the final.

See full results from the Under 18 and Under 13 events (singles, doubles, consolation).

The tournament continues with the Under 15 events.  The tournament team of John Stapleton (Tournament Manager), Shona Cudby (Tournament Controller) and Daniel Fan (Tournament Referee).  The event is being run using Xpand2Play PRO2 tournament management software.

Watch the Xpand2Play video channel for coverage from this event.