Cadet underdogs rise to the occasion - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products
Cadets-Feature-

Cadet underdogs rise to the occasion

(by Wade Townsend)

At the 2017 Australian Junior & Cadet Open the youngest athletes decided to follow their own script.

Today at the Australian Junior & Cadet Open the cadets decided that seeding isn’t something to take too seriously.

In the Cadet Girls’ Teams it was the the mixed team of Australia and USA that finished on top. While this wasn’t surprising, the results of Australia’s  Charmaine Quah were beyond exceptions. Quah, the bottom seed for the singles, was the only player to finish the event undefeated.

While Australia A was able to put up a strong performance with Sue Bin Oh (AUS) winning in a tight five game match against top seeded Lavanya Maruthapandian (USA), it wasn’t enough. Quah remained the backbone of the team, and AUS-USA secured gold, leaving Australia B with silver and Australia A with bronze.

The singles is shaping up to be a close contest. With Australia’s top seed Cindy Suy with two loses, other than the undefeated Quah, the other girls each only have one loss to their name. Definitely don’t try picking the winner just yet.

Meanwhile the Cadet Boy’s Teams provided a classic comeback, when Australia B came from 0-2 behind against Australia A to take the match and the gold medal.

A 3-0 win in the doubles provided the momentum the team needed, but it was the five game win from Nicholas Lum that was pivotal moment. Lum won 3-2 against Noah Kim, with the final two games going his way 11-9.

Lum, eleven years old and competing in his first ITTF World Junior Circuit event, handled his team’s 0-2 deficit like a pro.

“It was tough to cope with the pressure but I kept fighting and stayed positive.” Nicholas Lum

Alex Yeung secured the match with a 3-0 win over Finn Lu.

The underdogs came out on top today, just how Aussies like their sporting stories.

Nicholas Lum serving up a storm. (Photo: Kenneth Lum)

For full article, please click here

Latest News

Butterfly Training Tips With Tiffany Ke – Serve & Attack Forehand Smash

December 7, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Tiffany Ke is focus on Serve & Attack with… Read More

Bowmar Sport Tournament Highlights – Darryl Tsao WTT Lignano

December 7, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Bowmar Sports Tournament Highlights Video, Darryl Tsao is in action in the… Read More

ITTF World Youth Championships: Team Event Finishing – Singles and Doubles to Follow

December 5, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo by USATT) The ITTF World Youth Championships is now underway in Tunisia and many… Read More

ITTF World Youth Championships: TeamUSA U19 Girls Reach Quarterfinals

December 4, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The ITTF World Youth Championships is now underway in Tunisia and many of the worlds… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Club

December 3, 2022
Founded in 2019 by Wilson Peng Zhang, the Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Club (GVTTC) is a non-profit organization… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: What Comes First, Speed or Consistency?

December 3, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) Top players play at super-fast speeds, and are seemingly able to loop kill or smash… Read More

Bowmar Sports Welcomes Oscar A. Birriel

December 2, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Bowmar Sports welcomes Puerto Rico’s Oscar A Birriel to the team! In this introduction… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Jinxin Wang – Backhand & Forehand Block

December 1, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips with Jinxin Wang, where he is working on his… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.