Tom Jarvis prepares to serve during a match at the World Juniors (ITTF picture)

Jarvis stopped by third seed at World Juniors

Paul Stimpson

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Tom Jarvis reached the singles last 32 at the World Junior Championships in Italy – and went one round better in the mixed doubles.

Jarvis, who turned 18 on Saturday, got out of his group with two 4-1 victories over opponents from the USA and Argentina, and won his last-64 match 4-2 against Omar Ammous of Tunisia.

But he ran into third seed Niu Guanki of China in the next round and, though he put up a good fight, was beaten 4-1.

In the mixed doubles, Jarvis was partnered by Madezhda Bogdanova of Belarus and they started with a 3-1 win over Egyptian opponents in the round of 64.

Ranked 20th, the pair then pulled off a good win over Russian 13th seeds Denis Ivonin & Anastasia Kolish, before their run was ended by the fifth-seeded Chinese pair in the last 16.

Jarvis was England’s only representative in Riva del Garda as Luke Savill had to withdraw. It meant Jarvis also had no place in the boys’ doubles.


Boys’ Singles
Group 3
Tom Jarvis bt Nikhil Kumar (USA) 4-1 (11-6, 11-9, 12-10, 10-12, 11-8)
Jarvis bt Martin Betancor (ARG) 4-1 (11-6, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6)

Round of 64
Jarvis bt Omar Ammous (TUN) 4-2 (11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7)

Round of 32
Niu Guanki (CHN) bt Jarvis 4-1 (13-11, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9, 13-11)

Mixed Doubles
Round of 64
Tom Jarvis & Madezhda Bogdanova (BLR) bt Karin Elhakem & Mariam Alhodaby (EGY) 3-1 (7-11, 11-7, 11-3, 12-10)

Round of 32
Jarvis & Bogdanova bt Denis Ivonin & Anastasia Kolish (RUS) 3-1 (13-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8)

Round of 16
Xu Haidong & Qian Tianyi (CHN) bt Jarvis & Bogdanova 3-1 (9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8)

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