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Double success for young players.

TEESSIDE players enjoyed some success at the Tees Active supported Stockton Junior 4 Star Table Tennis Championships, last weekend The competition saw Ormesby Boys win both the Junior and Cadet team events, while players representing Swerve reached the final of three events.

The Junior Boys team event was won by Ormesby's first team of Joe Clark and Shayan Siraj, who beat the Swerve first team of Josh Harland and Alec Ward 3-0 in the final after a 3-1 win over BATTS, from Harlow in Essex, in the last four.

In the Cadet event, the Ormesby team of Joe Cope and Josh Weatherby edged Kingfisher 3-2 in a close final.

Cope was the star of the match, where he defeated Jamie Liu in the deciding set and Reece Chamdal in his first singles.

Earlier in the competition, Ormesby had another tight match with the Fusion Club from London, winning 3-2 after recovering from 2-0 down.

In this match, Weatherby beat Louis Price 3-1, and Cope beat Aadil Anand in straight games. The Ormesby pair also combined to win the doubles.

In the Junior Girls' team event, the Swerve team of Holly Williams and Sophie Barlow reached the final, before losing 3-0 to Harefield Academy, while the Junior Boys' singles was won by Matthew Leete, of Lincolnshire, who beat Swerve's Alec Ward 3-1 in the final.

Ward had won a narrow victory over his Swerve team-mate Josh Harland in a five game semi-final.

The Junior Girls' singles was won by the top seed Gauri Duhan, of Yorkshire, who took the title without the loss of game, and Lancashire player Amirul Hussain took the Cadet Boys' singles with a straight games win over Ethan Walsh, of Hertfordshire.

The Cadet Girls' event produced the closest final when Jasmine Wong beat her Yorkshire team-mate Ruby Chan, 11-9 in the fifth game.

The prizes were presented by Stockton mayor, councillor Ken Dixon, and his wife, mayoress Linda Dixon.


Ormesby's Joe Cope, who took the Cadet title with team-mate Josh Weatherby PETER REIMANN

Ormesby's Lucy Gent in action

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Nov 3, 2016
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