International Events

Brothers Alexis and Felix LEBRUN clinched titles in their respective events in Havirov

At the WTT Youth Contender Havirov brothers Alexis and Felix LEBRUN of France clinched titles in their respective Under 19 and under 17events.

In older category Alexis overcame Eduard IONESCU of Romania in four games final. Meeting an opponent ranked 44 positions higher in the ITTF Youth Rankings, world number 90 LEBRUN knew he would require nothing short of his best to take the game to IONESCU. Missing out to Felix LEBRUN in the Under-17 final the day before, IONESCU suffered the same fate against Felix’s older brother Alexis on Sunday with the latter player prevailing across four games to lift the Under-19 title (11-7, 11-8, 14-16, 11-6).

In Under 17 final Felix also needed four games (12-10, 8-11, 13-11, 11-7) against Romania's representative. Romania’s Iulian CHIRITA ranked at the top of the ITTF Table Tennis Youth Rankings in the Under-15 category, overcame Felix LEBRUN in the final of Under-15 Event (11-5, 12-10, 11-7).

Julian RZIHAUSCHEK has become the first Austrian player to reach the summit of a WTT Youth Series podium following a captivating finale to his quest for Under-13 Boys’ Singles title. Flavien COTON of France was halted at the final hurdle (7-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 7-11). In the Under 13 category Mark GERGELY of Hungary finished first in his group of four to clinch the title.

The WTT Youth Series now travels to Slovenia for WTT Youth Star Contender Otocec presented by I Feel Slovenia with play scheduled to get underway on Tuesday 15th June.