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Sabina SURJAN goes to Buenos Aires

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Winners of the second day of the 2018 Road to Buenos Aires 2018 YOG series – Africa are Serbia`s Sabina SURJAN and Iran`s Amin AHMADIAN


Serbia`s Sabina SURJAN and Iran`s Amin AHMADIAN won second knock-out tournaments held today, March 25th, in the Tunisian city of Rades, as a part of the Road to Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Series – Africa. They joined Azerbaijan`s YU Khinhang and Slovakia`s Tatiana KUKULKOVA, first tournament`s winners.


Women`s Singles top seed SURJAN prevailed against Turkey`s Ozge YILMAZ in the semi-finals, while Croatia`s Andrea PAVLOVIC, no. 3 seed, beat ZHANG Wanling. Both encounters took five sets each. The final clash was a reprise of the gold medal contest at the 2018 Tunisia Junior & Cadet Open, held two days ago in the same place, and again SURJAN won. This time in straight games.


Belgian player Laurens DEVOS lost to Amin AHMADIAN in the Men`s Singles semis. Singapore`s PANG Yew En Koen reached the ultimate stage second consecutive day, but again was beaten. Yesterday he suffered at the hands of Azerbaijan`s YU Khinhang, whilst tonight it was Iranian player.


Men`s Singles


Amin AHMADIAN (IRI) - Laurens DEVOS (BEL) 4:2 (7:11, 5:11, 11:9, 11:7, 13:11, 11:8)

PANG Yew En Koen (SGP) – Jeremy HAZIN (CAN) 4:1 (11:6, 11:5, 11:9, 8:11, 11:2)


Amin AHMADIAN (IRI) - PANG Yew En Koen (SGP) 4:2 (4:11, 11:5, 6:11, 11:7, 11:9, 14:12)


Women`s Singles


Sabina SURJAN (SRB) – Ozge YILMAZ (TUR) 4:1 (11:8, 11:8, 11:8, 11:13)

Andrea PAVLOVIC (CRO) - ZHANG Wanling (SGP) 4:1 (11:3, 11:8, 11:5, 9:11, 11:6)



Sabina SURJAN (SRB) – Andrea PAVLOVIC (CRO) 4:0 (11:1, 11:9, 11:6, 12:10)



Continental Tournaments – Qualifiers (as on Sunday 17th December)


Africa: Youssef Abdel AZIZ (Egypt), Nathael HAMDOUN (Tunisia)

Asia: Tomokazu HARIMOTO (Japan), LIN Yun-Ju (Chinese Taipei), WANG Chuqin (China), CHO Daeseong (Korea)

Europe: Ioannis SGOUROPOULOS (Greece), Vladimir SIDORENKO (Russia), Medardas STANKIEVICIUS (Lithuania), Vladislav URDU (Moldova)

Latin America: Nicolas BURGOS (Chile), Guillerme TEODORO (Brazil)

North America: Kanak JHA (United States)

Oceania: Nathan XU (New Zealand)



Africa: Esther ORIBAMISE (Nigeria), Marwa ALHODABY (Egypt)

Asia: Miu HIRANO (Japan), SUN Yingsha (China), JINNIPA Sawettabut (Thailand), SU Pei-Ling (Chinese Taipei)

Europe: Lucie GAUTHIER (France), Mariia TAILAKOVA (Russia), NING Jing (Azerbaijan), Nadezhda BOGDANOVA (Belarus)

Latin America: Adriana DIAZ (Puerto Rico), Bruna TAKAHASHI (Brazil)

North America: Amy WANG (United States)

Oceania: VONG Hui Ling (New Zealand)


Road to Buenos Series (as on Sunday 25th March)


Europe: Bastian REMBERT (France), Cristian PLETEA (Romania)

Europe: YU Khinhang (Azerbaijan), Amin AHMADIAN (Iran)



Europe: Andreea DRAGOMAN (Romania), LEE Ka Yee (Hong Kong)

Africa: Tatiana KUKULKOVA (Slovakia), Sabina SURJAN (Serbia)

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