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Europe Youth Top-10 - 10 Sep 2017

European goodbye with the crown for Adina DIACONU

Photo: Alan Man

European Youth Top 10 in Worcester

 

Last European major tournament in junior category, Adina DIACONU sealed with the triumph. Romania’s young star clinched the title at the European Youth Top 10 in Worcester by beating all her adversaries except Jennie WOLF of Germany. Anastasia KOLISH of Russia is second, followed by WOLF.

 

“This is my last tournament in Europe in this category and I am proud I concluded it victoriously. I will participate at the World Championships, but concerning Old Continent that is it,” said DIACONU who won silver medal at the European Youth Championships in singles earlier this summer.

 

Former cadet champion had a very difficult start.

 

“ I am notorious for my slow start, so the beginning with two well seeded Romanian players in opening rounds, Andreea DRAGOMAN and Tania PLAIAN was not an easy task. I won it eventually, but it was not easy,” explained Adina.

 

On day two Jennie WOLF upset the favorite.

 

“It was my fault. I was to relaxed. She never beat me before…In addition ZHANG Xuan stretched me to full distance. It was hard day,” said DIACONU.

 

The final day brought back some unpleasant memories.

 

“ I had to play against Russia’s player first. The pain from the defeat at the European Championships in Portugal against Anastasia KOLISH was still very alive. I watched that match many times. I was ready for her here and I beat her. In addition I beat Lisa LUNG of Belgium easier than I expected. However in the last in case of Jeanny’s win and my defeat she might took the title,” said Adina.

 

Everything was open before the start of the last round.

 

“Last year I won all 8 matches and I needed two games against ZARIF to win the title. I lost 0:4 and finished third. When Izabela LUPULESKU made 3:0 against me today, I was in panic. I could not let history repeat. Luckily on the other table DRAGOMAN beat WOLF 4:0 so she took a lot of pressure of me. I also played much better from the fourth game; I managed to recover and to win,” explained Adina who plays for CSM Slatina.

 

Next step for Adina is LIEBHERR European Championships next week in Luxembourg.

 

Final standings Junior Girls Event 

Adina DIACONU Romania

Anastasia KOLISH Russia

Jennie WOLF Germany

Lisa LUNG Belgium

ZHANG Xuan Spain

Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia

Luisa SAEGER Germany

Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania

Tania PLAIAN Romania

Denise PAYET England

 

Junior Girls Event

First Round

Adina DIACONU Romania - Tania PLAIAN Romania 4:0 (11:3, 11:7, 11:8, 11:4)

Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia - Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania 4:2 (11:3, 11:7, 14:12, 9:11, 6:11, 11:4)

Lisa LUNG Belgium - Denise PAYET England 4:0 (11:6, 11;9, 11:8, 11:6)

Anastasia KOLISH Russia - ZHANG Xuan Spain 1:4 (10:12, 11:13, 11:5, 10:12, 8:11)

Luisa SAEGER Germany - Jennie WOLF Germany 4:3 (7:11, 9:11, 11:7, 8:11, 11:8, 11:8, 11:9)

Second Round

Adina DIACONU Romania - Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania 4:2 (6:11, 11:4, 5:11, 13:11, 11:9, 12:10)

Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia - Denise PAYET England 4:0 (11:7, 11:6, 14:12, 11:8)

Lisa LUNG Belgium - ZHANG Xuan Spain 4:2 (8:11, 11:3, 8;11, 11:8, 11:8, 11:4)

Anastasia KOLISH Russia - Jennie WOLF Germany 4:2 (12:10, 11:8, 8:11, 10:12, 11:4, 11:9)

Luisa SAEGER Germany - Tania PLAIAN Romania 4:0 (11:7, 11:3, 11:5, 11:5)

Third Round

Adina DIACONU Romania - Denise PAYET England 4:0 (11:5, 11:9, 11:8, 11:3)

Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia - ZHANG Xuan Spain 3:4 (11:6, 10:12, 11:7, 6:11, 9:11, 11:9, 8:11)

Lisa LUNG Belgium - Jennie WOLF Germany 2:4 (6:11, 8:11, 11:3, 6:11, 12:10, 8:11)

Anastasia KOLISH Russia - Luisa SAEGER Germany 4:0 (11:7, 11:5, 12:10, 11:9)

Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania - Tania PLAIAN Romania 4:2 (13:11, 10:12, 9:11, 11:7, 18:16, 11:6)

Fourth round

Adina DIACONU Romania - ZHANG Xuan Spain 4:3 (9:11, 8:11, 12:10, 6:11, 11:7, 11:8, 11:8)

Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia - Jennie WOLF Germany 3:4 (11:1, 11:7, 11:6, 7:11, 7:11, 3:11)

Lisa LUNG Belgium – Luisa SAEGER Germany 4:1 (12:10, 11:9, 11:9, 9:11, 11:8)

Anastasia KOLISH Russia – Tania PLAIAN Romania 4:0 (12:10, 11:2, 11:7, 19:17)

Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania - Denise PAYET England 4:0 (11:9, 11:5, 11:4, 11:9)

Fifth Round

Adina DIACONU Romania - Jennie WOLF Germany 2:4 (13:11, 9:11, 11:13, 11:8, 7:11, 9:11)

Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia - Luisa SAEGER Germany 4:1 (7:11, 11:9, 11:4, 11:7, 11:8)

Lisa LUNG Belgium – Tania PLAIAN Romania 4:0 (11:7, 11:4, 11:8, 17:15)

Anastasia KOLISH Russia – Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania 4:0 (11:5, 11:8, 12:10, 11:7)

ZHANG Xuan Spain- Denise PAYET England 4:1 (7:11, 14:12, 11:4, 11:9, 11:9)

Sixth Round

Adina DIACONU Romania - Luisa SAEGER Germany 4:1 (11:9, 12:10, 8:11, 11:8, 11:6)

Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia - Tania PLAIAN Romania 2:4 (7:11, 11:5, 12:10, 6:11, 5:11, 8:11)

Lisa LUNG Belgium – Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania (13:11, 11:6, 10:12, 4:11, 11:6, 5:11,

Anastasia KOLISH Russia – Denise PAYET England 4:0 (11:7, 11:6, 11:9, 11:5)

Jennie WOLF Germany - ZHANG Xuan Spain 4:3 (11:7, 11:5, 4:11, 10:12, 11:7, 9:11, 11:8)

Seventh Round

Adina DIACONU Romania - Anastasia KOLISH Russia 4:3 (8:11, 11:7, 11:4, 9:11, 8:11, 11:8, 11:7)

Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia - Lisa LUNG Belgium 3:4 (3:11, 8:11, 13:15, 11:5, 11:5, 11:5, 7:11)

Luisa SAEGER Germany– Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania 4:3 (5:11, 11:6, 11:9, 11:6, 2:11, 5:11, 11:8)

Jennie WOLF Germany - Denise PAYET England 4:0 (11:7, 11:1, 11:1, 11:8)

ZHANG Xuan Spain - Tania PLAIAN Romania 3:4 (5:11, 7:11, 11:5, 12:10, 11:8, 9:11, 10:12)

Eight Round

Adina DIACONU Romania - Lisa LUNG Belgium 4:0 (12:10, 11:4, 11:7, 11:6)

Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia - Anastasia KOLISH Russia 4:0 (11:5, 11:8, 11:6, 11:7)

Luisa SAEGER Germany– Denise PAYET England 4:1 (11:6, 11:6, 7:11, 11:8, 11:2)

Jennie WOLF Germany - Tania PLAIAN Romania 4:0 (11:7, 11:4, 13:11, 15:13)

ZHANG Xuan Spain - Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania 2:4 (9:11, 11:7, 11:13, 13:15, 11:9, 9:11)

Ninth Round

Adina DIACONU Romania - Izabela LUPULESKU Serbia 4:3 (5:11, 5:11, 3:11, 11:8, 11:6, 11:7, 11:9)

Lisa LUNG Belgium - Anastasia KOLISH Russia (13:11, 11:5, 10:12, 12:14, 2:11,

Luisa SAEGER Germany– ZHANG Xuan 2:4 (11:5, 6:11, 9:11, 11:8, 6:11, 4:11)

Jennie WOLF Germany - Andreea DRAGOMAN Romania 0:4 (8:11, 6:11, 8:11, 11:13)

Spain Denise PAYET England - Tania PLAIAN Romania 2:4 (12:14, 8:11, 11:9, 12:10, 3:11, 6:11)

 

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