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Other Events - 18 Aug 2017

Bulgaria Open: Matilda EKHOLM and Georgina POTA in the Women`s Doubles final

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Dimitrij OVTCHAROV came from two sets behind to defeat Sweden`s Elias RANEFUR in the Round of 16 at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open

 

Actual World no.4 Dimitrij OVTCHAROV from Germany came from two sets behind to defeat Sweden`s Elias RANEFUR, playing Round of 16 at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open in Panagyurishte. The no.3 seed, Quadri ARUNA from NIGERIA was extended to full distance by 17-year-old Japanese Yuto KIZUKURI, but managed to win. All other six quarter-finalists of the Men`s Singles event are from Japan.

 

Japanese Jin UEDA, the no.5 seed, defeated Belgium`s Cedric NUYTINCK in five games of the Round of 16.

 

All-Japanese Round of 16 was seen in the Women`s Singles event. Two top seeds Kasumi ISHIKAWA and Mima ITO are among Japanese players who reached quarter-final stage.

 

ISHIKAWA and ITO emerged successful also in the Women`s Doubles event, as they eliminated top seeded compatriots Honoka HASHIMOTO and Hitomi SATO. They will play for the top prize against European duo Matilda EKHOLM (Sweden) / Georgina POTA (Hungari) who had very close and intense encounter against India`s Manika BATRA / Mouma DAS – 3:1 (11:4, 8:11, 14:12, 14:12).

 

Men`s Singles

Round of 16: Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (Germany) – Elias RANEFUR (Sweden) 4:2 (8:11, 8:11, 11:6, 11:2, 11:8, 11:9), Yukiya UDA (Japan) – Muziki OIKAWA (Japan) 0:4 (1:11, 6:11, 6:11, 7:11), Asuka MACHI (Japan) – Koyo KANAMITSU (Japan) 4:1 (12:10, 7:11, 11:6, 11:5, 11:7), Yuto KIZUKURI (Japan) – Quadri ARUNA (Nigeria) 3:4 (11:9, 11:7, 10:12, 11:4, 9:11, 11:13, 9:11), Maharu YOSHIMURA (Japan) – Kenji MATSUDAIRA (Japan) 2:4 (10:12, 11:9, 6:11, 11:9, 9:11, 6:11), Taku TAKAKIWA (Japan) – Kenta TAZOE (Japan) 1:4 (9:11, 10:12, 11:6, 7:11, 6:11), Jin UEDA (Japan) – Cedric NUYTINCK (Belgium) 4:1 (11:7, 11:7, 12:10, 7:11, 11:8), PENG Wang-Wei (Chinese Taipei) – Kenta MATSUDAIRA (Japan) 1:4 (4:11, 11:7, 8:11, 8:11, 8:11).

 

Men`s Doubles

Semi-finals: Jin UEDA / Maharu YOSHIMURA (Japan) – Nandor ECSEKI / Adam SZUDI (Hungary) 3:2 (11:9, 5:11, 11:4, 8:11, 11:6), Amalraj ANTHONY / Sanil SHETTY (India) – Soumyajit GHOSH / Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN (India) 0:3 (3:11, 10:12, 8:11).

 

Women`s Doubles

Semi-finals: Honoka HASHIMOTO / Hitomi SATO (Japan) – Kasumi ISHIKAWA / Mima ITO (Japan) 1:3 (11:8, 7:11, 7:11, 8:11), Matilda EKHOLM (Sweden) / Georgina POTA (Hungary) – Manika BATRA / Mouma DAS (India) 3:1 (11:4, 8:11, 14:12, 14:12).

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