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Other Events - 23 Mar 2018

Tunisia hosts one more important event: ITTF Junior Circuit ends, 2018 YOG Qualification starts

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Two gold medals for Serbian girls at the 2018 Tunisia Junior & Cadet Open. Nearly 140 players and over 37 countries comprise both events; the World Junior Circuit tournament (19-23 March) and the Youth Olympic Games qualifier (24-25 March)

 

Tunisian city of Soliman continues to be an important table tennis destination. This town hosted 2018 Tunisia Junior and Cadet Open in last five days, while Road to Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Series starts immediately.

 

“Nearly 140 players and over 37 countries comprise both events; the World Junior Circuit tournament and the Youth Olympic Games qualifier. Our place in the sports’ scene in Tunisia is growing from year to year. We are gaining recognition through our work, dedication and results.There are several challenges. We want to return Tunisia to the place it had on the Arab and African scene, participate again in World Championships, organize in Tunisia important tournaments and events. Also to make table tennis more popular and give the sport the place it deserves. Our main target is to simply make table tennis, Tunisia’s number one sport”, explained Lotfi GUERFEL, President of the Tunisian Table Tennis Federation.

 

2018 ITTF World Junior Circuit Tunisia Junior & Cadet Open has been concluded today, March 23rd, by individual semi-finals and finals. Serbian girls clinched two gold, Sabina SURJAN in Junior Girls Singles event and Radmila TOMINJAK in Cadet Girls Singles. They beat Croatia`s Andrea PAVLOVIC and Germany`s Sophia KLEE respectively.

 

Iran`s Amin AHMADIAN is crowned Junior Boy Singles winner, whilst the best Cadet Boy is China`s LIU MENGLONG.

 

Junior Girls Singles

Semi-finals: Sabina SURJAN (Serbia) – Lucie GAUTHIER (France) 4:1 (8:11, 11:6, 12:10, 11:6, 11:9), Andrea PAVLOVIC (Croatia) – Tijana JOKIC (Serbia) 4:3 (8:11, 6:11, 6:11, 11:8, 11:4, 11:7, 12:10).

Final: Sabina SURJAN (Serbia) – Andrea PAVLOVIC (Croatia) 4:1 (11:8, 8:11, 11:7, 13:11, 11:5).

 

Junior Boys Singles

Semi-finals: Amin AHMADIAN (Iran) – Csaba ANDRAS (Hungary) 4:3 (7:11, 11:4, 4:11, 5:11, 11:9, 11:9, 11:8), Manush Utpalbhai SHAH (India) – Amirreza ABBASI 4:0 (11:7, 11:2, 11:7, 11:9).

Final: Amin AHMADIAN (Iran) – Manush Utpalbhai SHAH (India) 4:2 (11:7, 5:11, 9:11, 11:8, 12:10, 11:9).

 

Cadet Girls Singles

Semi-finals: Radmila TOMINJAK (Serbia) – Estelle DUVIVIER (Belgium) 3:2 (11:6, 7:11, 11:9, 11:13, 12:10), Sophia KLEE (Germany) – Farida BADAWY (Egypt) 3:0 (11:3, 11:7, 11:7).

Final: Radmila TOMINJAK (Serbia) – Sophia KLEE (Germany) 3:2 (9:11, 8:11, 11:5, 11:8, 11:9).

 

Cadet Boys Singles

Semi-finals: Payas JAIN (India) – Louis LAFFINEUR (Belgium) 3:1 (5:11, 11:7, 11:4, 11:6), LIU Menglong (China) – Omar ALLAM (Egypt) 3:0 (11:6, 11:6, 11:5).

Final: LIU Menglong (China) - Payas JAIN (India) 3:1 (6:11, 13:11, 11:9, 11:7)

 

Junior Boys Doubles final: Csaba ANDRAS (HUN)/Jeremy HAZIN (CAN) – WANG Yihao/ZHANG Shangzheng (CHN) 3:1 (11:5, 11:9, 8:11, 11:8).

 

Junior Girls Doubles final: Lucie GAUTHIER/Leili MOSTAFAVI (FRA) – Fanni HARASZTOVICH (HUN)/Andrea PAVLOVIC (CRO) 3:2 (7:11, 8:11, 11:8, 11:6, 11:7)

 

Cadet Boys Doubles final: Aadil ANAND/Payas JAIN (IND) – Aziz JERBI/M. Amine OUESLATI (TUN) 3:0 (11:9, 11:7, 11:8)

 

Cadet Girls Doubles final: Roa AMRO/Farida BADAWY (EGY)- Sondous AMIN/Toka WAEL (EGY) 3:0 (11:6, 11:5, 11:7)

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