The best Junior and Cadet players from around Australia came together to battle it out over the weekend. After many close & great matches, plenty of joy, relief, frustration and tears, the first placegetters of the inaugral tournament were,
U18 Boy - Ivan Sulfaro (VIC)
U18 Girl - Rossa To (VIC)
U15 Boy - Daniel Li (VIC)
U15 Girl - Mahi Joshi (VIC)
The absolute standout for the tournament was Ivan who was the only undefeated player for the weekend and lost a total of 4 sets in his 9 matches. It appears Ivan will not just be a force to come in the junior ranks over the next two years but go on a be vying for Australian Senior Teams and Individual titles in future years.
The surprise packet was Rossa To who only gained the last spot in the Top 10 through the qualifying. Rossa has been in and out of the tournament scene over the years but always showed enough through her U13 & U15 days to know she can beat most players in Australia if played tournaments on regular basis.
A great organising job by the host, Croydon & District Table Tennis Association, who ran an efficient event and able to use it members for umpiring purposes, for all of the 180 matches played.
A copy of the results can be seen by clicking the link below,