Wembley boy’s made of Stoute stuff
PUBLISHED: 17:20 27 October 2010
WEMBLEY High Technology College’s Micah Stoute reached his first ever national open final at the Chesham 2-Star event on Saturday.
Stoute was the pick of a seven-strong Wembley contingent, playing with speed and disguise to out-rally number three seed Liam Grant in the under-15 boys’ quarter-final.
The semi-final pitted Stoute against his Wembley High team-mate Erick Fuentes – who was seeded second but found his hopes ended by another outstanding performance from Stoute.
Mehul Modha, seeded seventh, ensured that the school provided three of the four semi-finalists, but he lost out by three sets to one against tournament favourite Baiden Thoroughgood.
And Thoroughgood lived up to his name again in the final, defeating Stoute by the same margin, but that result could not detract from a successful tournament for Wembley High.
Robin Ashleigh, table tennis coach at the school’s Greenhouse programme, said: “It was fantastic to see Wembley High dominating the later stages of the draw. I am delighted with the team’s performance, particularly Micah.”
Meanwhile, there were good wins for four other members of the Wembley squad at under-13 and under-14 level – Kester Pardoe, Bartosz Szydelko, Klajdi Sula and Jay Vara.
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