Europe Youth Top-10 | 8 Oct 2020
Isa COK leads the new generation of junior girls in Berlin
Junior Girls Event at the European Youth Top 10
The leading name in the Juniors girls Singles Event at the 36th edition of the Europe Youth Top-10 in Berlin from 9th to 11th October will be Isa COK of France. She is the only junior girl who played last year in the same event in Dutch city of Noordwijk. French player finished at the position no. 8. Now she will be the most experienced.
In Junior Girls Singles Event will also play: Prithika PAVADE (France), Elizabet ABRAAMIAN (Russia), Sophia KLEE (Germany), Darya KISEL (Belarus), Elena ZAHARIA (Romania), Natalia MALININA (Russia), Linda ZADEROVA (Czech Republic), Helga DARI (Hungary) and Reka BEZEG (Serbia).
“I have played almost against all the girls but against some it was a long time ago. All the girls are really good so I will not name one that is more dangerous than the others. Every match and every set will be important. The level of the quality is very high,” said COK.
This is the first ETTU event after a long break. For most of the players it will be also the first one since February.
“During the pandemic I came back home with my parents. I was not in the bad situation because my father has trained me since I started playing table tennis at age of four, so I could play with him in my garage. I also did some physical practice and I had school exams on the Internet. First when we started training again there weren’t any competitions but after the summer break and some camps, we played one competition with the French national team. The top 10 will be my first official tournament since lockdown!”
Despite the long break, COK awaits the start of the Top 10 in optimistic mood.
“I am starting the season and I’m feeling quite good. I’m really excited to play matches. I want to show good performance and win as much matches in Berlin as it is possible.”
Isa COK was second at the French championships in singles and doubles with Karen RAHARIMANANA.
“I won the bronze medal at the 2019 European Youth Championships in Team’s Event and in Doubles with Camille LUTZ. My third place at the Open of Thailand in 2019 was quite important for me also. And my bronze medal at the European top 10 in Cadets, not to forget!”
What are your emotions before the start of the competition?
“I think it’s a really nice competition because we get to play all the matches whatever happens and we get to play against nine girls of a really good level. I’m also happy that it’s not being cancelled because of COVID-19 even though we will have to be careful,” stated Isa COK.
List of the cadets starts with Darius MOVILEANU (Romania) and goes on with his two compatriots Iulian CHIRITA and Andrei Teodor BERZOSA ISTRATE. From the fourth position to tenth position are Daniel BERZOSA (Spain), Sergey RYZHOV (Russia), Mateusz ZALEWSKI (Poland), Jakub GOLDIR (Slovakia), Gabrielius CAMARA (Netherlands), Lleyton ULLMANN (Germany) and Felix LEBRUN (France).
In Cadets Girls Event will play:Sophie EARLEY (Ireland), Charlotte LUTZ (France), Annett KAUFMANN (Germany), Helena SOMMEROVA (Czech Republic), Anna HURSEY (Wales), Anastasiia BERESNEVA (Russia), Dominika WILTSCHKOVA and Julie VAN HAUWAERT (Belgium).
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