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Europe Youth Top-10 - 8 Sep 2017

Ioannis SGOUROPOULOS continued where he left off in Portugal

Photo: Alan Man

European Youth Top 10 in Worcester

 

Unlike the start of the other three events at the European Youth Top 10 in Worcester, the top favorites had surprise-free morning in the Junior Boys category. However, the opening round now completely safe from upsets. Bastien REMBERT of France another beat Frenchman no. 4 seed Irvin BERTRAND.

 

Top seeded Cristian PLETEA of Romania prevailed against his compatriot Rares SIPOS, whilst European champion Ioannis SGOUROPOULOS of Greece overcame Joshua BENNETT of England.

 

“It is my first tournament after the European Youth Championships in Portugal. I practiced only in Greece, but I am in good shape and I hope I will book place at the medal rostrum,” said SGOUROPOULOS who overcame Bastien REMBERT of France and Gerrit ENGEMANN Germany by the end of the day.

 

In the opening round Florian CNUDDE of Belgium was stretched to full distance, but Matteo MUTTI failed to beat him. However, MUTTI’s patience paid off in the next round. In another seven games duel Italian overcame Tobias HIPPLER of Germany.

 

In the last round of the day PLETEA suffered by the hands of Bastien REMBERT, whilst Florian CNUDDE overcame Tobias HIPPLER. Rares SIPOS beat Joshua BENNETT.

 

The Event was weakened by the cancelation of Tom JARVIS. Host nation representative, who was seeded at the position no. five, was forced to withdraw due the problem with breathing. Tom arrived in Worcester but faced difficulties and rushed into hospital.

 

“I am very sorry I will not be able to play here. I was looking forward playing in England. I run some tests, it could be asthma but it is early to tell,” said JARVIS who was replaced by Joshua BENNETT.

 

Junior Boys Event

First Round

Cristian PLETEA Romania - Rares SIPOS Romania 4:1 (11:4, 11:6, 11:7, 0:11, 11:9)

Ioannis SGOUROPOULOS Greece - Joshua BENNETT England 4:0 (11:2, 11:2, 11:3, 11:8)

Irvin BERTRAND France - Bastien REMBERT France 2:4 (3:11, 11:8, 7:11, 11:8, 9:11, 9:11)

Tobias HIPPLER Germany - Gerrit ENGEMANN Germany 4:2 (9:11, 11:9, 11:2, 4:11, 11:7, 11:9)

Florian CNUDDE Belgium - Matteo MUTTI Italy 4:3 (11:8, 11:1, 11:13, 14:12, 8:11, 7:11, 11:5)

 

Second Round

Cristian PLETEA Romania - Joshua BENNETT England 4:2 (11:2, 11:4, 11:13, 4:11, 11:7, 11:7)

Ioannis SGOUROPOULOS Greece - Bastien REMBERT France 4:1 (11:8, 4:11, 11:6, 11:9, 11:7)

Irvin BERTRAND France - Gerrit ENGEMANN Germany 4:2 (12:10, 11:13, 11:9, 10:12, 11:9, 11:7)

Tobias HIPPLER Germany - Matteo MUTTI Italy 3:4 (11:5, 9:11, 8:11, 11:9, 12:10, 5;11, 5;11)

Florian CNUDDE Belgium - Rares SIPOS Romania 4:1 (11:7, 11:7, 11:5, 7:11, 11:9)

 

Third Round

Cristian PLETEA Romania - Bastien REMBERT France 2:4 (10:12, 11:7, 11:1, 8:11, 6:11, 6:11)

Ioannis SGOUROPOULOS Greece - Gerrit ENGEMANN Germany 4:1 (11:13, 15:13, 8:11, 11:7, 11:5)

Irvin BERTRAND France - Matteo MUTTI Italy 2:4 (8:11, 13:15, 11:6, 11:6, 12:14, 7:11)

Tobias HIPPLER Germany - Florian CNUDDE Belgium 2:4 (11:7, 11:7, 7:11, 8:11, 9:11, 6:11)

Joshua BENNETT England - Rares SIPOS Romania 2:4 (10:12, 3:11, 3:11, 11:4, 11:4, 7:11)

 

 

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