All-Swedish semi-final in AsuncionPhoto: Courtesy ULTM Tenis de Mesa / ITTF
Two Mini-Cadet Boys from Sweden, Tom HOLMQVIST and Love IWARSSON play one against another at the 2017 Paraguay Junior & Cadet Open
All-Swedish semi-final is set up at the 2017 Paraguay Junior & Cadet Open, ITTF Junior Circuit in Asuncion. Tom HOLMQVIST and Love IWARSSON will play one against another, while the other semi-final contest are reserved for Argentina`s Facundo DE LEON and Brazil`s Joon SHIM.
Sweden had five players in the Boys Singles Round of 16: one in both, Junior and Cadet competitions, and three more in Mini-Cadet event.
Tom HOLMQVIST beat Nicolas Augusto DIAZ from Argentina in straight games of Mini-Cadet Boys Singles Round of 16, while Love IWARSSON eliminated host Federico SAAVEDRA after full five games, turning the score from 1:2 to 3:2. Edvard NELLY was beaten by Paraguay`s Shogo YAMAMOTO in four sets.
HOLMQVIST and IWARSSON have dominated in the quarter-final stage, winning their matches in straight games against host players. HOLMQVIST overcame top seeded Gaston DI MENNA CABANA – 3:0 (11:3, 11:6, 11:8), whilst IWARSSON prevailed against Axel BERTOLO – 3:0 (14:12, 11:9, 11:5).
Regarding Junior Boys Singles Round of 16, Oskar DANIELSSON from Sweden lost from Brazilian Luiz ANJOS 4:1 (8:11, 14:12, 11:7, 11:6, 11:8). In the same stage, DANIELSSON`s compatriot Linus KERAENEN was defeated by Cadet Boys Singles No. 1 seed Luciano ALTO from Argentina – 3:0 (11:7, 16:14, 11:8).