16 year-old Team Singapore paddler scores first personal double after securing back-to-back victories in France
Ser Lin Qian in action for Team Singapore. PHOTO: SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION
17 February 2022, Metz, France - 16 year-old Team Singapore paddler Ser Lin Qian has won the Girls U19 Singles title at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Youth Contender in Metz, France.
The feat was all the more remarkable as she had won the Girls U17 Singles title a day earlier at the same competition.
Ser defeated Lucie Mobarek from France 3-1 in the U19 finals, and overcame Mia Griesel of Germany 3-1 for the U17 final for a first personal double gold victory.
Having been recently promoted to the National Team in January this, Ser was delighted with the achievement saying: "It is incredible to score two consecutive wins in 2 days. This is really a first for me and I hope to continue this winning streak to the next tournament in Belgium."
Ser will be playing the WTT Youth Contender in Spa, Belgium from 18 February to 20 February 2022 in the next leg of her tour, ending off with the WTT Youth Contender Vila Real in Portugal from 26 February to 4 March 2022.
Singapore's table tennis player Ser Lin Qian. PHOTO: SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Results for WTT Youth Contender Metz, France 2022 - U19 Girls’ Singles
Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Silvia COLL ESP 3-2
Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Asma FARHI ALG 3-0
Round of 32
Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Andrea TEGLAS ROU 3-1
Round of 16
Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Ines MATOS POR 3-1
Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Lea LACHENMAYER GER 3-0
Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Sarah JALLI USA 3-1
Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Lucie MOBAREK FRA 3-1