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Carelyn Cordero eyes set firmly on ITTF
Junior Circuit Finals
Photo By: Gerardo Lopez
Courtesy of ITTF
Success for Puerto Rico�s Carelyn Cordero in El Salvador on Sunday August 19, 2012, means she consolidates second place on the ITTF Junior Girls� Standings.
She is one place behind Singapore�s Zhou Yihan, beaten by China�s Liu Xi, at the quarterfinal stage of the Junior Girls� Singles event in Hong Kong on the same day that the Puerto Rican was clinching gold in Central America.
Carelyn Cordero now has 3,910 points with Zhou Yihan possessing 4,336 points.
Likewise on the Junior Boys� Standings, the leading names retain their positions at the head of the field.
Brazil�s Hugo Calderano and Eric Jouti retain the respective top two places with Chinese Taipei�s Hung Tzu-Hsiang in third place.
Not on Duty
None of the trio competed in either Hong Kong or El Salvador.
Hugo Calderano has 4,470 points, Eric Jouti possesses 4.050 points with Hung Tzu-Hsiang being the owner of 3,190 points.
Consolidation for Zhou Yihan and Carelyn Cordero on the Junior Girls� Standings; it is very much the same for three others who were present in Hong Kong.
Zhou Yihan�s colleague, Lin Ye remains at no.4 with 2,362 points, with Hong Kong�s Li Ching Wan being at no.6 with 2,032 points and compatriot Doo Hoi Kem one place below at no.7, possessing 2,023 points.
Second Round Exits
In Hong Kong, Lin Ye and Li Ching Wan both departed in the second round of the Junior Girls� Singles event, the latter being beaten by Japan�s Mima Ito, the former by Doo Hoi Kem who progressed to the semi-finals where China�s Gu Yuting ended progress.
The result for the two Hong Kong players is that Li Ching Wan climbs one place as opposed to Doo Hoi Kem who moves six places from no.13.
Progress for Doo Hoi Kem, following her efforts in Hong Kong; for the Indian duo of Sutirtha Mukherjee and Sagarika Mukherjee, in addition to Sweden�s Maria Engelson, there is progress as a result of their performances in El Salvador.
Sutirtha Mukherjee moves from no.21 to no.10; Sagarika Mukherjee from no.32 to no.11 and Maria Engelson from no.18 to no.13. Sutirtha Mukherjee now has 1,800 points, Sagarika Mukherjee possesses 1,750 points with Maria Engelson owing 1,669 points.
In El Salvador all three suffered at the hands of Carelyn Cordero.
Not present in either Hong Kong or El Salvador, Marina Berho of France remains in third place (2,459 points), Singapore�s Isabelle Li is in fifth spot (2,110 points); with Sweden�s Kristina Zetterstr�m falling two places to no.8 (1,886 points), one place ahead of Croatia�s Lea Rakovac (1,816 points).
Likewise, not on duty, Romania�s Bernadette Szocs falls three places to no.12; she has1,728 points.
Fourth Place Retained
Similarly, on the Junior Boys� Standings, Hong Kong�s Chiu Chung Hei retains fourth place with 2,667 points, having departed in round two of the Junior Boys� Singles event at the Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open, beaten by Japan�s Masahiro Otsuka.
Next on the list is Chinese Taipei�s Hung Chien-Tu, the Junior Boys� Singles winner in El Salvador, he has 2,500 points being ahead of Singapore�s Xin Zhaoxu (2,236 points) and Lai Yi-Yao, also from Chinese Taipei (2,135 points).
Beaten by Eventual Champion
In Hong Kong, Xin Zhaoxu was beaten at the quarterfinal stage by the eventual champion Yu Ziyang of China.
He enters the Standings at no.22 (1,200 points); whilst Lai Yi-Yao suffered in the final in El Salvador against Hung Chien-Tu.
Li Yi-Yao climbs nine places from no.16; Huang Chien-Tu advances 12 places from no.17.
Next on List
One place below Li Yi-Yao is Japan�s Yuto Higashi with 2,100 points, he was not present in either El Salvador or Hong Kong, with Singapore�s Clarence Chew being next on the list at no.9, he drops one place.
The Singaporean possesses 1,866 points, having reached the quarterfinals of the Junior Boys� Singles event in Hong Kong, where China�s Zhang Jite ended aspirations.
A fall of one place for Clarence Chew but there two notable beneficiaries from recent exploits; Argentina�s Pablo Saragovi moves from no.15 to no.10 on the Junior Boys� Standings with 1,550 points; whilst Sweden�s Jonas Stener advances from no.14 to no.35. He has 1,450 points.
Both competed in El Salvador when Jonas Stener beat Pablo Saragovi in the quarterfinals before losing to Huang Chien-Tu one round later.
Hungary�s Adam Szudi, who did not play on the ITTF Junior Circuit in August, drops three places to no.10 with 1,728 points; whilst Japan�s Asuka Machi (1,500 points and Germany�s Qiu Lang (1,464 points) separate Pablo Saragovi and Jonas Stener.
Guatemala the Goal
The top 16 boys and top 16 girls on the Standings, at the conclusion of the Bahrain Junior and Cadet Open on Sunday 18th November 2012, qualify for the ITTF Junior Circuit Finals.
However, there are provisos. Players must have competed on at least two continents, no national association may field more than two players in each event; each of the six continents in addition to a player from the host association must be included.
Guatemala City is the home for the ITTF Junior Circuit Finals from Friday to Sunday January 25- 27, 2013.