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European Youth Championships - 21 Jul 2013

Nina and Theresa in fast line


In express way Nina MITTELHAM and Theresa KRAFT of Germany secured gold medal at the Junior Girls Doubles Event at the European Youth Championships in Ostrava. In the ultimate stage of the event German pairings overcame Bernadtte BALINT of Romania and Nic

In express way Nina MITTELHAM and Theresa KRAFT of Germany secured gold medal at the Junior Girls Doubles Event at the European Youth Championships in Ostrava. In the ultimate stage of the event German pairings overcame Bernadtte BALINT of Romania and Nicole TROSMAN of Israel. Charlotte CAREY of Wales and Kim VERMAAS  of Netherlands won bronze as well as Bernadette SZOCS and Irina CIOBANU of Romania.

Very fast 3:0 in the final showed that new European Champions were in superb shape. “We were not in danger at any point of the match. We were very active, aggressive and imposed our game,” said Theresa.

Last year’s Junior Girls Doubles champion Bernadett SZOCS, this time in doubles with Irina CIOBANU, failed to reach the final of the event in Ostrava. Nina MITTELHAM and Theresa KRAFT  in impressive style halted their progress in straight games. “Nina played very good in this match, but we had to forget our performance from the Polish open first and to overcome outcome from there,” said KRAFT.

Nina added: “We lost in the first round there, so it was better to forget about it.”

Against Bernadett SZOCS and Irina CIOBANU they started to play very aggressive from the very beginning. “Very important moment was that we had 5:0 in the opening set and imposed our style. We continued to dominate and to play aggressive to preserve the advantage,” explained Nina.

Bernadette BALINT and Nicole TROSMAN  overcame Charlotte CAREY of Wales and Kim VERMAAS  of Netherlands in the semi final. “It was strange. we expected and prepared for the Serbian girls No one expects to see those adversaries. It was difficult cos we did not know how they play,” said Nikole TROSMAN.

BALINT said that the match was very strange. “It had a lot of ups and downs. We were nervous, but at he end in crucial moment we were better.”

Junior Girls Doubles Final: Nina MITTELHAM and Theresa KRAFT (Germany) – Bernadette BALINT (Romania) and Nicole TROSMAN (Israel) 3:0 (11;9, 11:5, 11:2)

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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