Charlotte Carey produced one of the performances of her international career to just miss out on the Spanish Masters title in Madrid.
The Ebbw Vale-born star reached the final after beating three players ranked above her in the ITTF rankings – including two in the top 80!.
And it took world No 47 Bruna Takahashi to finally end the run of Spain-based Carey who is currently world no 152.
But it was close as the 24-year-old defied the difference in the rankings to push the Brazilian all the way before losing out 4-3 after coming back magnificently from 3-0 down.
— Charlotte Carey (@charlcareytt) October 15, 2020
Carey has now won the Vic International title and finished runner-up in the Spanish Masters since table tennis resumed following the COVID-19 forced suspension of competition.
Carey had seen off Spain’s world No 78 Galia Dvorak 4-3 in the semi-final earlier on Thursday.
Wales ‘six-time national champ has claimed the other two higher-ranked scalps after romping through her group with three wins out of three.
Carey beat the Spanish duo of world No 73 Maria Xiao 3-0 and No 125 Sofia-Xuan Zhang 3-1.
She has also triumphed 3-1 over junior Spanish champion Ainhoa Cristobal.