Wrexham Junior Shuttle

Posted by Carissa Turner at 11:03 on 11 March 2016

The Wrexham Junior Shuttle tournament took place last weekend and despite a slightly lower entry than last year, a total of 91 matches were completed. 


Tournament Organiser, Ron Evans said "The standard of play was good with some outstanding matches. Many matches in all age groups were closely contested".

8 entries in the Under 11's Boys Singles meant that they would compete in two groups of 4 before the Winners and Runners Up went through to the Semi Finals knock out stage.

Charlie Marshall and Rohith Muthuvelu topped their groups while Piyush Pradeep and Matthew Swash came Runner Up. 
Marshall continued his good form beating Pradeep 21-14 to advance to the Finals and Swash beat Muthuvelu. Swash and Marshall had met in the group stages with Marshall winning 21-19 but Swash managed to turn things around and took the Final to win gold. 

The Girls Singles was an all Cheshire affair where Winner and Runner Up positions were decided by a thrilling match between Nithikkar Kumar and Anushka Salvi which Kumar won 23-21. 

The Boys Doubles was one group of 3 which saw Matthew Swash take his second gold of the day when he partnered Piyush Pradeep. The pair beat Runners Up Mathew Mammachan and Nandakishor Shanmughasigamani 21-11.

The Girls Doubles final between Ella Hennel-Nealey & Charlotte Williams and Nithikka Kumar & Anushka Salvi saw the latter win in a hotly contested match.

The Under 13's Boy's Singles also consisted of 8 players. Joe Casey and Avinaash Ramasany topped their groups with Nathan Troake and Luke Hughes coming in second. Troake beat Casey 21-9 and Ramasany fought hard to beat Hughes 21-19, Troake went on to win the final against Ramansay despite losing to him in the group. 

The Girls Singles had 6 entries which saw Chloe Barton and Emily Carpenter go through as group Winners and Mahima Hansoge and Aarthy Aravind as group Runners Up. In the Semi Finals Barton and Aravind secured their places in the Finals and yet another rematch from the group stages occurred. Again tables were turned and Aravind won in setting. 

Joe Casey and Rohan Singhal partnered up to win what was a very close Boys Doubles group. Luke Hughes and Nathan Troake had to dig deep to get the Silver beating Adam Griffiths and Tomos Tustain 22-20 in a nail biting match.

The Girls Doubles was more straight forward with Chloe Barton and Emily Carpenter coming out on top and Aarthy Aravind and Mahima Hansoge coming in second place.

12 boys entered the U15's Singles in three groups of 4. U13 squad members Alfi Moorcroft and Charlie Cahill faced off in an exciting Quarter Final which Cahill won 21-19, whereas James Spendlove eased through his Quarter Final against Tarun Rajan winning 21-10 but both fell short in the Semi Finals to Dhruv Vasooja and Daniel Roberts and after a competitive, lengthy match it was Vasooja who won.

It was one group of 5 in the Doubles, Charlie Cahill and Alfie Moorcroft did well to take two close matches and secure themselves a Silver Medal as did Gold Medal winners Daniel Roberts and James Spendlove. 

Many thanks go to the NEWBA members who helped on the day to provide a successful tournament. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience for Players, Parents and Officials.

A full list of results can be found my clicking here.