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Europe Youth Top-10 - 6 Oct 2019

Elena ZAHARIA enriched her treasury with another gold

Photo: Rob de Ruiter

2019 Europe Youth Top-10 in Noordwijk

 

  

In the re-run of the final of the European Youth Championships, the title in the Cadet Girls Event at the 2019 Europe Youth Top-10 in Noordwijk was decided in the last round. Elena ZAHARIA of Romania overcame Vlada VORONINA of Russia to clinch gold medal. Annett KAUFMANN of Germany won second place and Vlada VORONINA is third.

 

European champion Elena ZAHARIA won all nine matches in Noordwijk and in that process she lost only five games. Still, we had to wait for the outcome of the last match between ZAHARIA and VORONINA to decide the title. However, the finish of the tournament failed to deliver great suspense. Romania’s player succeeded in straight games.

 

“I was very positive and I felt I could beat her. She acted the same as it was at the European Youth Championships. VORONINA was very nervous and angry. I saw my opportunity and seized it. Before the match I studied carefully the final in Ostrava and that experience helped also,” explained ZAHARIA.

 

With only five games lost, ZAHARIA had hardly faced big challenge.

 

“It helped a little that I had a chance to play against host nation representative Anna PETERS at the beginning. She withdrew later due the injury, but that match gave me the chance to warm up and to fell the venue. I think that both players from Germany Annett KAUFMANN and Naomi PRNJAKOVIC play very good; they are very strong.”

 

What is next?

 

“I am looking forward World Cadet Challenge in Poland. I hope I will win medal there too. Also, I have Super League matches with C.S. Farul Constanta. We are two times champions in the row and I hope for another title with my older sister.”

 

In the last round the second place was also decided. Annett KAUFMANN beat Helena SOMMEROVA of Czech Republic to clinch silver. Both, Annett and Vlada had two defeats.

 

  1. Elena ZAHARIA Romania
  2. Annett KAUFMANN Germany
  3. Vlada VORONINA Russia
  4. Hana ARAPOVIC Croatia
  5. Alina ZAVARKYNA Russia
  6. Dorottya TOLGYES Hungary
  7. Naomi PRANJKOVIC Germany
  8. Helena SOMMEROVA Czech Republic
  9. Malamatenia PAPADIMITROU Greece
  10. Anna PETERS Netherlands

 

Cadet Girls Event

 

First Round

Elena ZAHARIA (Romania) - Anna PETERS (NETHERLANDS) 4-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-7, 11-3)

Vlada VORONINA (Russia) - Alina ZAVARKYNA (Romania) 4-3 (3-11, 13-11, 12-14, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7)

Hana ARAPOVIC (Croatia) - Malamatenia PAPADIMITROU (Greece) 4-0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-9, 12-10)

Dorottya TOLGYES (Hungary) - Helena SOMMEROVA (Czech Republic) 4-1 (11-13, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7)

Annett KAUFMANN (Germany) - Naomi PRNJAKOVIC (Germany) 4-2 (14-12, 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9)

 

Second Round

Elena ZAHARIA - Alina ZAVARKYNA 4-1 (11-7, 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9)

Vlada VORONINA - Malamatenia PAPADIMITROU 4-0 (12-10, 11-8, 15-13, 11-7)

Hana ARAPOVIC - Helena SOMMEROVA 4-2 (11-8, 5-11, 13-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-8)

Dorottya TOLGYES - Naomi PRNJAKOVIC 4-2 (11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7)

 

Third Round

Elena ZAHARIA - Malamatenia PAPADIMITROU 4-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-3, 11-3)

Vlada VORONINA - Helena SOMMEROVA 4-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-7, 11-3)

Hana ARAPOVIC - Naomi PRNJAKOVIC  4-0 (13-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-7)

Dorottya TOLGYES - Annett KAUFMANN 1-4 (9-11, 10-12, 11-6, 6-11, 9-11)

 

Fourth Round

Elena ZAHARIA - Helena SOMMEROVA  4-1 (9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5)

Vlada VORONINA - Naomi PRNJAKOVIC 4-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-9, 11-4)

Hana ARAPOVIC - Annett KAUFMANN 4-2 (11-8, 11-7, 3-11, 5-11, 11-4, 14-12)

Malamatenia PAPADIMITROU - Alina ZAVARKYNA 1-4 (4-11, 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 8-11)

 

Fifth Round

Elena ZAHARIA - Naomi PRNJAKOVIC 4-1 (11-3, 6-11, 17-15, 11-3, 11-8)

Annett KAUFMANN - Vlada VORONINA  4-1 (11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7)

Alina ZAVARKYNA - Dorottya TOLGYES 4-3 (8-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-2, 3-11, 11-6, 11-7)

Helena SOMMEROVA - Malamatenia PAPADIMITROU 4-1 (13-11, 11-9, 11-5, 7-11, 11-4)

 

Sixth Round

Elena ZAHARIA - Annett KAUFMANN 4-1 (8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8)

Alina ZAVARKYNA - Hana ARAPOVIC 4-2 (5-11, 11-8, 11-8, 12-10, 7-11, 11-4)

Dorottya TOLGYES - Malamatenia PAPADIMITROU 4-1 (14-12, 11-3, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8)

Naomi PRNJAKOVIC - Helena SOMMEROVA 4-2 (11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-3)

 

Seventh Round

Vlada VORONINA - Hana ARAPOVIC 4-3 (9-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9, 5-11, 13-11, 11-8)

Elena ZAHARIA - Dorottya TOLGYES 4-1 (11-8, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-4)

Annett KAUFMANN - Alina ZAVARKYNA 4-3 (9-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-9, 9-11, 11-1, 11-7)

Malamatenia PAPADIMITROU - Naomi PRNJAKOVIC 4-3 (11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8, 5-11, 5-11, 11-7)

 

Eighth Round

Elena ZAHARIA - Hana ARAPOVIC 4-0 (11-9, 11-6, 12-10, 11-8)

Vlada VORONINA – Dorottya TOLGYES 4-3 (11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-1, 11-7)

Annett KAUFMANN - Malamatenia PAPADIMITROU 4-2 (8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-9)

Alina ZAVARKYNA - Helena SOMMEROVA 4-1 (11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8)

 

Ninth Round

Elena ZAHARIA - Vlada VORONINA 4-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-8, 11-7)

Hana ARAPOVIC – Dorottya TOLGYES withdrew

Annett KAUFMANN - Helena SOMMEROVA 4-0 (14-12, 11-3, 12-10 ,11-7)

Naomi PRNJAKOVIC - Alina ZAVARKYNA 4-3 (8-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 12-10)

 

 

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