Table Tennis: Izaac Quek lands second title in a Week in WTT Youth Contender Series

Singapore rising table tennis star emerges tops at U19 Boys Singles event in Hungary

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4 November 2021, Szombathely, Hungary - Singapore table tennis starlet Izaac Quek has landed his second title in the space of the week at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Youth Contender series, this time coming out tops in the Boys U19 category in Szombathely, Hungary.


Quek, who also emerged as champion in the U15 category at the Lignano, Italy leg of the WTT Youth Contender series last week, found his road to the trophy a little harder this week, but eventually came out tops by dispatching Adam Stalzer of Czech Republic in a five-match thriller to win 3-2.

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He had earlier also had to overcome Iranian competitor Navid Shams over five sets in the last four. Quek's rise to prominence this year has not been a surprise, having been named as the first Singaporean to top the World Table Tennis U15 rankings in April.


Singapore Girls Duo Land Double Silver in Slovakia


Elsewhere, teammates Zhou Jingyi and Ser Lin Qian were also in action in Slovakia, with Zhou losing out in the final of the U19 Girls Singles to Australia's Liu Yangzi 0-3, while Ser lost out to Suhana Saini of India by a similar scoreline in the Girls U15 Singles Final.


Quek will trade places with Zhou and Ser in the next few days, with the former heading to Senec, Slovakia while the girls will head to Szombathely Hungary for their next WTT Youth Contender competitions.

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Results for WTT Youth Contender Szombathely, 1 to 7 November 2021


U19 Boys’ Singles


Group Stage

QUEK Yong Izaac (SGP) vs Alex Federico OTA COL 3-1

QUEK Yong Izaac (SGP) vs Vishwa DEENADAY IND 3-0


Round of 32

QUEK Yong Izaac (SGP) vs Mael VAN DESSEL LUX 3-0


Round of 16

QUEK Yong Izaac (SGP) vs Himnakulhpuing IND 3-0


Quarter-Finals

QUEK Yong Izaac (SGP) vs Finn LUU AUS 3-1


Semi-Finals

QUEK Yong Izaac (SGP) vs Navid SHAMS IRI 3-2


Finals

QUEK Yong Izaac (SGP) vs Adam STALZER CZE 3-2

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Results for WTT Youth Contender, Senec, 1 to 7 November 2021 2021


U19 Girls’ Singles


Group Stage

Zhou Jingyi SGP vs SZTWIERTNIA Ilona POL 3-0

Zhou Jingyi SGP vs Ilona SZTWIERTNIA POL 3-0


Round of 16

Zhou Jingyi SGP vs Darya KISEL BLR 3-0


Quarter-Finals

Zhou Jingyi SGP vs Nithya MANI IND 3-1


Semi-Finals

Zhou Jingyi SGP vs Yashaswini Deepak 3-2


Finals

Zhou Jingyi SGP vs Yangzi LIU 0-3


U15 Girls’ Singles


Group Stage

Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Alice NILSSON SWE 3-0

Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Emma MOLNAROV SVK 3-0


Round of 16

Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Veronika POLAKOVA CZE 3-1


Quarter-Finals

Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Shriya ANAND IND 3-0


Semi-Finals

Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Silvia COLL ESP 3-0


Finals

Ser Lin Qian SGP vs Suhana SAINI 0-3


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