Abhinandh, Sathyanarayanam win gold; Payas, Vatsal wins silver

Indian paddlers SathyanarayananYoung completed another stunning week at WTT Youth Contender Amman 2022 where young Abinandh Pradhivadhi Bhayankaram (U15 Boys’ Singles), newbie Sathyanarayanan Karmeghakannan (U11 Boys’ Singles) won gold and former world No. U-17 Payas Jain (U19 Boys’ Singles) and Vatsal Duklan (U11 Boys’ Singles) won silver.

All in all, it was a brilliant race for the Indian paddlers as apart from these four, Sudhanshu (U15), Bhaskar (U13) and Viren (U11) also reached the semi-finals of the WTT tournament in Amman.

Collecting his first WTT Youth Series title, Abinandh Pradhivadhi Bhayankaram faced Yassin Gaber in the Boys U15 final to lift the trophy, 3-1 (11-8, 4-11, 13-11, 11-9).

Meanwhile, Sathyanarayanan Karmeghakannan made a perfect international debut beating fellow Indian Vatsal Duklan in the U11 boys’ singles final, 3-2 (11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11 -8).

“I am very happy to win the tournament for my first international participation. I am so proud to have won the trophy for my country India. The final was very difficult, winning 3-2 and 11-8 in the fifth match against my teammate Vatsal. Thank you Jordan!” said the young Sathyanarayanan after his WTT victory.

Meanwhile, former U-17 world number 1 Payas Jain fell to Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yen-Chun in a tight game before losing 3-1 (6-11, 11-5, 11 -9, 11-4). With this win, it was also Yen-Chun’s first career title.

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