Double Gold Winners Shine at Mark Bates Ltd Cadet Championships

Abraham Sellado, Sienna Jetha, and Ralph Pattison all secured double gold on the opening day of the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet, U17 & Junior National Championships at the David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham. Each player added the singles title to the doubles crown they had already won earlier in the day.

In a thrilling final, fifth seed Abraham Sellado fought off a determined challenge from top seed Max Radiven, prevailing in a nail-biting 3-2 (8-11, 11-4, 1-6, 10-12, 11-9) victory to claim his first national singles title. Sellado had earlier defeated his friend and doubles partner Kacper Piwowar in the semi-finals.

“The competition was fierce, and I’m thrilled to have come out on top,” Sellado expressed after his win.

Top seed Sienna Jetha was equally impressive, cruising to the U17 girls’ singles crown with a 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-8) triumph over Eva Eccles in the final. Jetha had to recover from dropping the second game against Brooke Morris in the semi-finals before finding her form to win 3-1.

Ralph Pattison finally secured the U17 boys’ singles title, defeating Larry Trumpauskas 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6) in the final. Pattison had to overcome a stern challenge from fourth seed Jakub Piwowar in the quarter-finals before easing past Max Radiven in the semis.

The first day of the championships saw several upsets, with a number of higher-ranked players failing to progress as expected in the group stages. However, the top seeds ultimately prevailed in the knockout rounds, providing an exciting conclusion to the day’s proceedings for table tennis enthusiasts in attendance.

  • Abraham Sellado won the singles title after securing the doubles crown.
  • Sienna Jetha claimed the U17 girls’ singles title with an impressive performance.
  • Ralph Pattison emerged victorious in the U17 boys’ singles competition.

For more information on the event, visit the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet, U17, & Junior National Championships website.

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