Table Tennis

Green and Pattison go out in Tunis


Connor Green and Ralph Pattison went out in the group stage of the high-quality WTT Youth Star Contender Tunis.

Pattison won one of his three matches in the under-15 boys, against a host-nation player, but was defeated by the second seed from South Korea and by higher-ranked Benjamin Girlinger of Austria.

In the under-19s, world No 65 Junior Green was edged out by fifth seed Payas Jain of India (WR 15) in his first match, having led 2-1, and then lost in four to No 26 Thibault Poret of France and Vit Kadlec of Czech Republic (WR 93).

In the U15 doubles, Pattison & Germany’s Tom Wienke won their opening match against a Tunisian pair in three straight, but then went out in the quarter-finals to the fourth seeds.

Green & Stepan Brhel (CZE) went out in the first round of the U19 doubles to a Spanish pair.


Under-19 Boys’ Singles
Qualifying group 5

Payas Jain (IND) bt Connor Green 3-2 (9-11,11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5)
Vit Kadlec (CZE) bt Green 3-1 (11-7, 6-11, 11-5, 11-9)
Thibault Poret (FRA) bt Green 3-1 (11-4, 7-11, 12-10, 11-4)

Under-15 Boys’ Singles
Qualifying group 2

Lee Seungsoo (KOR) bt Ralph Pattison 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-5)
Pattison bt Anas Mechergui (TUN) 3-1 (11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8)
Benjamin Girlinger (AUT) bt Pattison 3-1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7)

Under-19 Boys’ Doubles
Round of 16

Miguel Pantoja & Daniel Berzosa (ESP) bt Connor Green & Stepan Brhel (CZE) 3-1 (10-12, 11-4, 11-7, 11-8)

Under-15 Boys’ Doubles
Round of 16

Ralph Pattison & Tom Wienke (GER) bt Anas Mechergui & Youssef Guerfel (TUN) 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-3)

Damian Floro (SVK) & Mateusz Sakowicz (POL) bt Pattison & Wienke 3-1 (11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 11-4)

Green and Pattison go out in Tunis Table Tennis England.

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