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Europe Youth Top-10 - 4 Oct 2014

AKKUZU and RAKOVAC hold the top


Can AKKUZU reached the top position at the end of day two at the Europe Top 10 in Tours. Filip ZELJKO of Croatia and Killian ORT of Germany are on positions two and three. Most likely we will have to wait until the last round tomorrow to see the winner

Can AKKUZU reached the top position at the end of day two at the Europe Top 10 in Tours. Filip ZELJKO of Croatia and Killian ORT of Germany are on positions two and three. Most likely we will have to wait until the last round tomorrow to see the winner of the Event. The clash between two leading players will decide the winner.

In the last round of the day Anton KALLBERG of Sweden overcame Alexandre CASSIN of France, but most thrilling game was the one between DIOGO Chen and Filip ZELJKO. ZELJKO recovered from 1:3 I reverse to level the match, before Diogo won the last game 12:10.

This tournament had exhausting start for Patryk ZATOWKA, but today he spent little less time in playing box. “First day was very hard. I played 21 games. All my matches concluded in seven games. The strangest of all was the match against Diogo CHEN. I was 0:3 down before I recovered to win. It never happened before for me. Against Tomislav PUCAR I was 3:0 up before I lost. He really rose his game to another level after third game,” explained ZATOWKA.

Todays encounters brought little less stress. “Against David REITSPIES I played very well, but against Alexandre CASSIN it was different story. I was not at the top of my game. I did not feel I could win that.” In the last round today Killian ORT managed to beat ZATOWKA after seven games.

In junior Girls Category Lea RAKOVAC of Croatia has impressive run, whilst Poland’s Natalia BAJOR and Pauline CHASSELIN of France follow her closely. Ekaterina GUSEVA is third. Today Lea beat Maria MALANINA of Russia and Ekaterina GUSEVA of Russia; both matches went full distance. 

Pauline CHASSELIN overcame WAN Yuan and Tin Tin HO of England. “Yesterday was much harder. I played against Lea RAKOVAC very difficult match. I could not find the answer to her service game. In addition I had to meet two French players Laura PFEFER and Audrey ZARIF. I beat them both but it is hard when you play against the players you know so well,” explained Pauline.

Pauline played against WAN Yuan recently at the German Open. “I was aware how she play so it was easer to prepare the tactics. Against Tin Tin HO I had not played since mini cadets days, so I was not sure what to expect. “

Natalia BAJOR also overcame German representative, as well as Laura PFEFER in the first round of the day. “I feel good here and I am happy with my game. After Italy I had not playing that much. I was in Nanjing and that was good experience, but I am not happy with the result in China,” explained Natalia.

Maria MALANINA of Russia was forced to withdraw. She has flue and high fever.

Junior Boys

Fiirst round: Alexandre CASSIN (FRA) – Can AKKUZU (FRA) 4:2 (-4, 7, 4, -7, 4, 8); David REITSPIES (CZE) – Nandor ECSEKI (HUN) 4:1 (6, -2, 3, 8, 11); Tomislav PUCAR (CRO) – Filip ZELJKO (CRO) 3:4 (-10, 6, -10, 9, 5, 1, -9); DIOGO Chen (POR) – Killin ORT (GER) 3:4 (-4, -7, 2, 6, 8, -5, -10); Anton KALLBERG (SWE) – Patryk ZATOWKA (POL) 3:4 (9, -2, -7, -6, 9, 4, -11)

Second round: Alexandre CASSIN (FRA)– Nandor ECSEKI (HUN) 1:4 (-11, -9, -3, 9, -12); David REITSPIES (CZE) – Filip ZELJKO (CRO) 1:4, (2, -7, -9, -5, -9); Tomislav PUCAR (CRO) – Killin ORT (GER) 4:3 (8, -6, 5, -4, -6, 8, 7); DIOGO Chen (POR) – Patryk ZATOWKA (POL) 3:4 (9, 8, 10, -7, -7, -7, -9); Anton KALLBERG (SWE) – Can AKKUZU (FRA) 2:4 (-5, -8, 4, 11, -9, -6)

Third round: Alexandre CASSIN (FRA)– Filip ZELJKO (CRO) 1:4 (10, -7, -6, -9, -4); David REITSPIES (CZE) – Killin ORT (GER) 2:4 (-9, -9, -10, 8, 7, -6); Tomislav PUCAR (CRO) – Patryk ZATOWKA (POL) 4:3 (-5, -9, -8, 6, 15, 5, 7); DIOGO Chen (POR) – Anton KALLBERG (SWE) 1:4 (-8, 9, -13, -14, -10); Nandor ECSEKI (HUN)- Can AKKUZU (FRA) 2:4 (-10, 11, 11, -10, -5, -13)

Fourth round: Alexandre CASSIN (FRA)– Killin ORT (GER) 4:1 (3, -6, 5, 7, 5); David REITSPIES (CZE) – Patryk ZATOWKA (POL) 0:4 (-11, -4, -6, -5); Tomislav PUCAR (CRO) – Anton KALLBERG (SWE) 4:2 (9, -8, 7, 8, -9, 2); DIOGO Chen (POR) – Can AKKUZU (FRA) 3:4 (-9, -5, 7, 2, 7, -7, -5); Filip ZELJKO (CRO) – Nandor ECSEKI (HUN) 4:1 (7, -9, 7, 7, 3)

Fifth round: Alexandre CASSIN (FRA)– Patryk ZATOWKA (POL) 4:0 (3, 8, 8, 5); David REITSPIES (CZE) – Anton KALLBERG (SWE) 1:4 (-9, -8, 6, -10, -11); Tomislav PUCAR (CRO) – Can AKKUZU (FRA) 2:4 (10, -9, -9, 5, -7, -9); DIOGO Chen (POR) – Nandor ECSEKI (HUN) 4:1 (-10, 8, 7, 8, 7); Killin ORT (GER) – Filip ZELJKO (CRO) 4:1 (-7, 5, 5, 5, 8)

Sixth round: Alexandre CASSIN (FRA)– Anton KALLBERG (SWE) 0:4 (-10, -6, -8, -11); David REITSPIES (CZE) – Can AKKUZU (FRA) 2:4 (-3, 6, 3, -7, 10, -12); Tomislav PUCAR (CRO) – Nandor ECSEKI (HUN) 1:4 (-8, 3, -10, -7, -3); DIOGO Chen (POR) – Filip ZELJKO (CRO) 4:3 (-8, 2, 7, 11, -6, -7, 10); Patryk ZATOWKA (POL) – Killin ORT (GER) 3:4 (4, 8, 6, -9, -8, -3, -8)

 

 

 

 

Junior Girls

 

Laura PFEFER (FRA) – Audrey ZARIF (FRA) 1:4 (-6, -5, -7, 10, -8)

Lea RAKOVAC (CRO)– Pauline CHASSELIN (FRA) 4:1 (7, -9, 5, 5, 9)

Bernadett BALINT (FRA) -WAN Yuan (GER)1:4 (7, -3, -3, -6, -7)

Tin Tin HO – Natalia BAJOR (POL) 1:4 (9, -8, -9, -5, -6)

Ekatarina GUSEVA (RUS) – Maria MALANINA (RUS) 4:0 (9, 7, 4, 8)

Second Round

Laura PFEFER (FRA) – Pauline CHASSELIN (FRA) 2:4 (-6, -4, 7, -8, 5, -9)

Lea RAKOVAC (CRO)– WAN Yuan (GER) 4:1 (-8, 7, 7, 7, 7)

Bernadett BALINT (ROU) – Natalia BAJOR (POL)3:4 (6, 11, -10, -4, 5, -9, -7)

Tin Tin HO – Maria MALANINA (RUS) 4;1 (-7, 9, 8, 3, 7)

Ekatarina GUSEVA (RUS) – Audrey ZARIF (FRA) 4:1 (10, -5, 5, 7, 12)

Third round

Laura PFEFER (FRA) – WAN Yuan (GER) 3:4 (-11, 6, -9, 8, -7, 5, -9)

Lea RAKOVAC (CRO)– Natalia BAJOR (POL) 4:2 (-9, 8, 3, 7, -10, 10)

Bernadett BALINT (ROU) – Maria MALANINA (RUS) 4:2 (5, 7, 6, -7, 5)

Tin Tin HO (ENG) – Ekatarina GUSEVA (RUS) -4, 10, -13, 5, 9, 6)

Pauline CHASSELIN (FRA) – Audrey ZARIF (FRA) 4:2 (6, -6, 4, 8, 9)

 

Fourth round

Laura PFEFER (FRA) – Natalia BAJOR (POL) 2:4 (-8, 8, -8, 12, -9, -3)

Lea RAKOVAC (CRO)– Maria MALANINA (RUS) 4:1 (7, -11, 7, 6, 9)

Bernadett BALINT (ROM) – Ekatarina GUSEVA (RUS) 0:4 (-7, -6, -9, -7)

Tin Tin HO (ENG) – Audrey ZARIF (FRA) 4:2 (6, -10, -6, 11, 7, 9)

WAN Yuan (GER) – Pauline CHASSELIN (FRA) 2:4 (8, -6, -8, -7, 8, -4)

Fifth round

Laura PFEFER (FRA) – Maria MALANINA (RUS) 4:3 (-4, 2 -10, 5, 9, -6, 7)

Lea RAKOVAC (CRO)– Ekatarina GUSEVA (RUS) 4:3 (-6, -10, 4, 8, -8, 4, 7)

Bernadett BALINT (ROM) – Audrey ZARIF (FRA) 4:3 (7, -5, 5, -7, 8, -9, 9)

Tin Tin HO (ENG) – Pauline CHASSELIN (FRA) 1:4 (-8, 10, -9, -9, -7)

Natalia BAJOR (POL) – WAN Yuan (GER) 4:0 (8, 8, 10, 4)

Sixth round

Laura PFEFER (FRA) – Ekatarina GUSEVA (RUS) 0:4 (-6, -4, -5, -6)

Lea RAKOVAC (CRO)– Audrey ZARIF (FRA) 4:1 (9, 9, -9, 10, 4)

Bernadett BALINT (ROM) – Pauline CHASSELIN (FRA) 4:3 (8, -7, -8, 7, -10, 9, 9)

Tin Tin HO (ENG) – WAN Yuan (GER) 2:4 (-7, 5, -6, -4, 4, -3)

Maria MALANINA (RUS) – Natalia BAJOR (POL) w.o.

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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