BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships

Oct. 01, 2019, 4:52 p.m. (ET)

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The BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships 2019 began Monday in Kazan, Russia. The United States played two matches on each of the first two days, Here are the results from Monday and Tuesday.

Day One, September 30

India defeated USA, 4-1
The boys doubles team of Joshua and William earned the point for the USA, while Natalie nearly earned a point in girls singles. The girls doubles team of Katelin and Esther forced a third game in girls doubles, but came up just short.

USA defeated Australia, 4-1
The USA mixed doubles team of Jacob and Jessica were able to control the games, while not giving their opponents any chance to play theirs. Alex had close games in boys singles and managed to pull off a win in three games as he was more consistent than his opponent. In girls singles, Esther showed consistency and won in three games. Katelin and Natalie got off to a slow start in girls doubles but managed to get back on their feet to win in three games. Joshua and William started off their boys doubles playing really well, but they relaxed a little in the second game and eventually fell to their opponents in three games.

Day Two, October 1

Japan defeated USA, 5-0
The Japanese players were very fast, accurate and consistent. The U.S. was almost able to take mixed doubles with Jacob and Jessica, but the experience of the opponent could not be overcome. Coach Chong reports that the U.S. team played their best, with a no fear, and he was happy with their performances.

USA defeated Armenia, 5-0
Coach Chong stated that this was a good match for the U.S. team to practice consistency and accuracy under less pressure.

Coach Chong summarized the results stating, “Overall, we played well and I know we tried our best in every match. Our skills and play are on par with many of the top juniors here.  What we are lacking is consistency and accuracy. Deception and competition experience  are other missing component from us. The opponents seem to be able to anticipate where we are hitting. We had so many opportunities to end the rallies but we couldn't or might not know how to end it. It has and will be a great learning experience for us”.

The next match for the United State will be played tomorrow in the 17-24 bracket.