European Youth Championships | 2 Aug 2021
Felix LEBRUN and Flavien COTON won the title in Boys Doubles
Felix LEBRUN and Flavien COTON of France clinched gold in Under 15 Boys Doubles Event at the GAZPROM European Youth Championships in Varazdin. In the final they overcame Romania's pairings Iulian CHIRITA and Dragos Alexandru BUJOR. Bronze went to Daniel BERZOSA of Spian and Lleyton ULLMANN of Germany and Milosz REDZIMSKI and Alan KULCZYCKI of Poland.
In the final newly crowned champions were under pressure only in the opening stages.
“We lost the opening game and then it was 9:9, but from theat moment we took the complete control over the match,” said COTON.
In the semi final Iulian CHIRITA and Dragos Alexandru BUJOR overcame Daniel BERZOSA and Lleyton ULLMANN in straight games.
“We played a very good match. We did not miss easy balls, and we played perfectly tactically. We are ready for the final,” said Dragos Alexandru BUJOR.
Iulian CHIRITA highlighted good tactics that helped them win.
“It was a very difficult match, but we had very good tactics, we knew what we needed to do.”
In other semi final match, as a seedings predicted, French pairings prevailed, but without the doubts they had a very hard task against Milosz REDZIMSKI and Alan KULCZYCKI of Poland.
“It was very close match and big battle before we won the fourth game, but then we managed to take control,” said LEBRUN.
COTON added: “The beginning of the match was very difficult. We lost the opening game but very quickly we managed to recover. We led 9: 6 in the third, but we lost by narrow margin 13:11. The key was the fourth game.”
Iulian CHIRITA, Dragos Alexandru BUJOR (Romania) - Felix LEBRUN, Flavien COTON (France) 1:4 (11:7, 7:11, 9:11, 5:11)
Iulian CHIRITA, Dragos Alexandru BUJOR (Romania) - Daniel BERZOSA (Spian), Lleyton ULLMANN (Germany) 3:0 (11:6, 11:8, 11:3)
Milosz REDZIMSKI, Alan KULCZYCKI (Poland) - Felix LEBRUN, Flavien COTON (France) 2:3 (11:6, 3:11, 13:11, 6:11, 5:11)