July 8, day two at the New Zealand National Junior Championships saw TTW teams play a total of 13 team matches.
The under 15 girls team continued to impress with a 5-0 win over Counties Manukau ‘B’ and a narrow 2-3 loss to Counties Manukau ‘A’ .
In the U/18 Boys team event the TTW team had a 5-0 win over Canturbury, next we played Tahiti who defeated us 3-2 despite Thom Nguyn leading the way for Wellington with a clear 3-0 win over Oceania top 5 U/18 ranked Ocean Belrose and a second singles win. Later in the day the U/18 team went down 3-2 to the visiting Victorian team and again Thom Nguyen performed well with a 12-10 win in the fifth over Edward Anderson-Higginson and a win over Brodee Cookson.
The U/15 boys showed a lot of determination throughout the day recording a 3-2 win over the Auckland ‘B’ team with Conal Warrender winning two singles and Matthew Sheppard clinching the match with a 3-2 win over Eugene Yao. The big match was against the North Harbour team with the winner likely to progress through to the final against Auckland ‘A’. Conal Warrender started well with a 3-2 win, Matthew Sheppard then lost a close match 1-3 before teaming up with Caleb Magan to play a blinder in the doubles. Wellington won the doubles to lead 2-1. The next two matches produced some great table tennis but unfortunately the contest ended in a 3-2 win for the North Harbour team.