Tin-Tin Ho takes two doubles titles at junior national championships
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Paddington’s Tin-Tin Ho won two doubles titles at the junior national championships but missed out on the singles title for the second year in a row.
The 16-year-old, who lives in Upbrook Mews and used to attend St Joseph’s Catholic School in Maida Vale, took the mixed doubles crown for the third successive year alongside partner Helshan Weerasinghe and also joined Maria Tsaptsinos to defend their girls’ doubles title.
But Tsaptsinos again had the beating of Ho in the singles final in a thriller which went to five sets.
Tsaptsinos took the first 11-6, only for Ho to hit back 11-7 in the second – and they traded sets again as the defending champion triumphed 11-5 before Ho won 11-3 to equalise for a second time.
The start of the fifth was cagey, with the players locked at 4-4, but Tsaptsinos won a sequence of four points and she took the last set 11-7.
Top seeds Ho and Tsaptsinos teamed up to romp to the girls’ doubles title without conceding a set – beating second seeds Lois Peake and Letitia McMullan 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 in the final.
And, in the mixed doubles, Ho and Weerasinghe were imperious in beating Tsaptsinos and Danny Lawrence 11-7, 11-5, 11-1.
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Ho said: “It was good to win the mixed doubles again and in the girls’ doubles we didn’t drop a set.
“I’m a bit disappointed with the singles final but we both played well. It was a good match and it was very close. We know each other really well, so it can go either way.
“We’re close friends off the table. When we play each other that goes away, but afterwards we’re friends again.”