Katie Wray with her medals

Wray to go! Katie is at the double

David Godbold

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Darlington Table Tennis Academy’s rising star Katie Wray won both the Cadet and Junior Girls’ events in the recent Halifax Junior 2* Open.

In the Cadets 14-year-old Wray defeated Anais O’Connor, whom she had never before beaten, 3-1 in the final.

And she repeated the feat in the Juniors, beating O’Connor 3-1 in the semi-finals and then producing a fantastic comeback win in the final, saving a match point at 2-1 down to Sophie Newton and two more at 10-8 in the fifth. She finally won the deciding set 12-10 to overcome another player she had never previously beaten.

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