Table Tennis: Harlow’s Ralph Pattison just misses out on medal at European Champs
Education: Secondary / Thu 3rd Aug 2023 at 08:02am
HARLOW’S Ralph Pattison agonisingly missed out on a European Youth Championships medal as he was beaten 4-3 in the quarter-finals by the fifth seed, having earlier knocked out the third seed reports tablertennisengland.
The Harlow athlete, who represents BATTS was equal 15th in the rankings and duly arrived in the last 16 of the Cadet Boys’ Singles in Poland, with victories over Ukrainian and Czech opponents.
There, the Mark Hall Academy student faced Hungarian third seed Botond Varga and he kept up his good form with a superb 4-1 victory.
It meant victory over fifth seed Patryk Zyworonek of the host nation would give him at least a bronze medal, and he led 2-0 and 3-2 – and 5-2 in the decider – before eventually succumbing to an opponent who dashed to his corner and leapt into the arms of his coach after taking the decisive point.
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