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WTT Youth Star Contender Skopje: Yashaswini Ghorpade wins U19 Mixed Doubles gold

On a roll, rising Indian table tennis star Yashaswini Ghorpade won gold along with Puerto Rican partner Oscar Birriel in the U19 Mixed Doubles at the WTT Youth Star Contender Skopje 2022.

Yashaswini Ghorpade (right-most) and partner Oscar Birriel with the winners trophy at WTT Youth Star Contender Skopje
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Yashaswini Ghorpade (right-most) and partner Oscar Birriel with the winner's trophy at WTT Youth Star Contender Skopje

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2022-09-11T11:22:07+05:30

On a spectacular run, Yashaswini Ghorpade has picked up another title this week as she, along with her partner Oscar Birriel won the U19 Mixed Doubles trophy at the WTT Youth Star Contender Skopje in North Macedonia. This is the first time that a Mixed Doubles event was present at a WTT Youth Series tournament, as well.

Ghorpade paired up with Oscar Birriel from Puerto Rico, and together they took out the combination of Petek Borna and Cheng Pusyuan in a heated encounter that went down to the wire, 3-2 ( 7-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9).

The Indo-Puerto Rican combine had to come back from two games down to stage this spectacular victory in a match that lasted 34 minutes, for Yashaswini to add another title to her name.

Yashaswini, who is World No. 7 in the U19 girls' singles rankings, has been having a great few weeks and is looking really solid with her form.

At the recently-concluded Asian junior table tennis championships, Yashaswini and former U17 World No. 1 Payas Jain combined to collect India's first-ever gold in the Mixed Doubles category at the age group continental championships, defeating China's Han Xinyuan and Qin Yuxuan 11-9, 11-1, 10-12, 7-11, 11-8.

Moreover, Yashaswini also won a bronze in her singles by reaching the semi-final stages.

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