Ivory Coast TT Open : India's Selena, Shreya clinch bronze

ANI | Updated: Apr 03, 2018 18:36 IST

Mumbai [India], April 3 (ANI): India's Selena Selvakumar and Shreya Shivakumar produced a rich vein of form as they fetched two bronze medals at the 2018 Ivory Coast Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Tournament in Abidjan on Monday.

Selena settled for the bronze in the junior girls' singles while Shreya, who teamed up with China's Yininghua Hu, assured herself of a medal in the junior girls' doubles category of the event which is part of the International Table Tennis Federation's (ITTF) World Junior Circuit.

Selena, the 18-year-old from Chennai, began the tournament on a high note, remaining unbeaten in the group stages and storming into the main draw.

However, her run ended in the semi-final when she went down to eventual title winner Junjin Chen of China 1-4 (11-6, 8-11, 6-11, 8-11, 8-11).

In the doubles event, the Indo-China pair of Shreya and Yininghua breezed through the second round, defeating Ivory Coast's Priscilla Loes and Tanoa Nzebo 3-0 (11-5, 11-0, 11-6).

They, however, failed to get past a Chinese hurdle in the semifinal, losing to Junjin Chen and Lequan Lin 1-3 (2-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-13). Junjin and Lequan went on to win the title.(ANI)