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The opening day at the TAMANNEFTEGAS Europe Youth Top 10 in Tours brought big fights, especially in the junior categories. The action at the TAMANNEFTEGAS Europe Youth Top 10 in Tours you can follow live on  Facebook and YouTube

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Junior Girls

Already in the opening round of the Junior Girls Event we saw two great thrillers. Italy's Jamila LAURENTI was four times at the edge, but she recovered each time to win the match against Germany's Sophie KLEE. In addition no. two seed, Elena ZAHARIA of Romania was stretched to full distance against Croatia's Hana ARAPOVIC. Top seeded Vlada VORONINA of Russia prevailed against Linda ZADEROVA of Czech Republic in five games.

The atmosfere heated up in the second round. There were no easy matches. ZAHARIA was the only who finished her match in five games against Sophie KLEE , but all were very close. Once again LAURENTI was forced to play all seven games, but this time it was Camille LUTZ who felt the joy of success. 

Hana ARAPOVIC withstood the spirited comeback of Vlada VORONINA. Russia's player recovered from 3:1 in reverse to level the match, but in the seventh game Hana prevailed.“Last time when we played against each other at Top 10, in Berlin, it was also seven games match, but it ended in her favor,” said ARAPOVIC.

Camille LUTZ remained unbeaten after three rounds and she had a very tough encounters.

“Against COK it was difficult as it was expected, we play against each other very often. Today, I played my best match against her so far. Going seven games against Jamila was tough as the result predicts. I had 3:1, but she recovered to level. I was angry of myself. To beat LAURENTI you have to play perfectly on each ball. You can not afford the mistakes. Luckily I reduced the errors in the decisive game to win. ZAHARIA was the big favorite. I never beat her before, but in our last encounter in Slovenia I had 2:0 lead, so I knew I can put the pressure on her. I knew I had a chance and I took it. Our supporters helped me do that. It is so nice to play in France and to play in front great crowd in Tours. It gives me big push forward,” said LUTZ.

Ozge YILMAZ of Turkey was in charge for the biggest drama in the third round. She had 3:1 against LAURENTI, but then Italian player recovered and pushed into the decider which ended by narrowest of margins.

First Round

Hana ARAPOVIC – Elena ZAHRIA 3:4 (12:14, 11:9, 7:11, 10:12, 11:9, 11:8, 5:11)

Sophie KLEE – Jamila LAURENTI 3:4 (11:8, 6:11, 13:11, 11:7, 4:11, 9:11, 10:12)

Vlada VORONINA - Linda ZADEROVA 4:1 (6:11, 11:8, 11:8, 11:5, 13:11)

Camille LUTZ - Isa COK 4:0 (11:9, 11:5, 11:6, 12:10)

Ozge YILMAZ - Ece HARAC 4:1 (11:9, 6:11, 11:7, 11:8, 11:4)

Second Round

Linda ZADEROVA - Ece HARAC 3:4 (13:11, 9:11, 10:12, 11:6, 5:11, 13:11, 6:11)

Isa COK - Ozge YILMAZ 2:4 (6:11, 11:6, 12:14, 11:9, 10:12, 7;11)

Jamila LAURENTI - Camille LUTZ 3:4 (10:12, 11:7, 6:11, 9:11, 11:5, 11:9, 4:11)

Elena ZAHARIA – Sophie KLEE 4:1 (13:11, 12:14, 11:9, 12:10, 11:6)

Vlada VORONINA – Hana ARAPOVIC 3:4 (11:3, 8:11, 9:11, 9:11, 11:4, 11:9, 7:11)

Third Round

Sophie KLEE - Vlada VORONINA 3:4 (5:11, 11:4, 11:4, 11:3, 14:16, 9:11, 7:11)

Camille LUTZ - Elena ZAHARIA 4:1 (11:6, 8:11, 11:7, 12:10, 11:7)

Hana ARAPOVIC - Linda ZADEROVA 4:0 (11:2, 11:9, 11:7, 11:9)

Ozge YILMAZ - Jamila LAURENTI 4:3 (11:4, 11:5, 6:11, 11:4, 10:12, 7:11, 14:12)

Ece HARAC - Isa COK 3:4 (11:6, 11:13, 3:11, 5:11, 11:8, 13:11, 9:11)

Junior Boys

Thibault PORET delighted the home crowd by beating no. two seed Ivor BAN of Croatia in the first round of the Junior Boys Event. Top seeded Adrien RASSENFOSSE of Belgium also was under pressure, but he managed to beat Adam KLAYBER of Slovakia in seven games. KLAYBER came to the Event as a substitute. The duel between two Romania's representatives Andrei Teodor ISTRATE and Darius MOVILEANU ended in favor of 4th seed MOVILEANU. ISTRATE is no. 6 seed.

Romania was in the fast lane in the second round. Andrei Teodor ISTRATE beat Eduard IONESCU in straight games, whilst Darius MOVILEANU added another one win to the record after the match against Adam KLAYBER. For Ivor BAN it was very difficult round. He needed full seven games to overcame Maciej KUBIK.

At the end of the playing day the only unbeaten junior boy was Thibault PORET.

“Against BAN I used the good tactics. I put a lot of variations in my strokes, but I was very good on my forehand. I controlled the match. It was the same against RASSENFOSSE. I was well prepared. We never played against each other, but I studied his matches on You Tube. Against KLAJBER it was most difficult to play, but I was already very tired. However, this gives me great advantage for tomorrow – I will start with 3:0,” said PORET.

First Round

Maciej KUBIK - Borgar HAUG 2:4 (11:9, 6:11, 5:11, 4:11, 11:7, 5:11)

Thibault PORET – Ivor BAN 4:1 (6:11, 11:8, 12:10, 12:10, 11:5)

Adren RASSENFOSSE - Adam KLAYBER 4:3 (11:8, 9:11, 11:5, 11:9, 9:11, 11:13, 11:4)

Csaba ANDRAS – Eduard IONESCU 4:2 (8:11, 11:1, 11:7, 10:12, 11:6, 11:3)

Andrei Teodor ISTRATE – Darius MOVILEANU 2:4 (11:6, 11:9, 7:11, 9:11, 7:11, 8:11)

Second Round

Adren RASSENFOSSE - Thibault PORET 1:4 (7:11, 11:9, 7:11, 9:11, 11:13)

Adam KLAYBER - Darius MOVILEANU 0:4 (9:11, 7:11, 6:11, 8:11)

Ivor BAN - Maciej KUBIK 4:3 (13:11, 11:5, 9:11, 11:8, 9:11, 5:11,11:6)

Borgar HAUG - Csaba ANDRAS 2:4 (8:11, 7:11, 13:11, 8:11, 13:11, 7:11)

Eduard IONESCU - Andrei Teodor ISTRATE 0:4 (8:11, 12:14, 4:11, 8:11)

Third Round

Csaba ANDRAS - Ivor BAN 1:4 (7:11, 4:11, 11:13, 13:11, 4:11)

Andrei Teodor ISTRATE - Borgar HAUG 1:4 (8:11, 4:11, 11:9, 5:11, 4:11)

Thibault PORET - Adam KLAYBER 4:3 (11:6, 9:11, 9:11, 11:8, 11:9, 8:11, 11:5)

Maciej KUBIK - Adren RASSENFOSSE 4:3 (8:11, 12:10, 11:7, 13:11, 14:16, 5:11, 11:6)

Darius MOVILEANU - Eduard IONESCU 3:4 (9:11, 11:5, 9:11, 11:6, 4:11, 11:8, 4:11)

Cadet Girls

In the opening round of the Cadet Girls Event Top seeded Dominika WILTSCHKOVA of Slovakia suffered by the hands of Enisa SADIKOVIC of Luxembourg. Enisa came to Tours as substitute. No. two seed Bianca MEI ROSU of Romania was the only player on duty in the first round to finish her match in straight games.

Dominika WILTSCHKOVA managed to find her rhythm in the second round and overcame Sara TOKIC of Slovenia. Anastasiia IVANOVA of Russia was stretched to full distance in the match against Leana HOCHART of France, whilst Bianca MEI ROSU showed no mercy once again. This time it was Matilde PINTO who lost against the Romania's player.

Clea DE STOPPELEIRE commenced the competition as a third reserve, but she seized the opportunity occurred. French player concluded the opening day unbeaten. In the third round she overcame Ukraine's Veronika MATIUNINA.

“I hope I will manage to reach the medal rostrum here. I had a difficult opening against Leana, but I am really happy how I played against SADIKOVIC. The toughest one was against Veronika. I had a lot of ups and downs,” said Clea.

First Round

Anastasiia IVANOVA – Veronika MATIUNINA 0:4 (7:11, 14:16, 7:11, 8:11)

Matilde PINTO – Mia GRIESEL 1:4 (3:11, 11:7, 9:11, 2:11, 6:11)

Dominika WILTSCHKOVA - Enisa SADIKOVIC 2:4 (14:16, 11:2, 6:11, 11:9, 9:11, 5:11)

Sara TOKIC – Bianca MEI ROSU 0:4 (7:11, 8:11, 8:11, 3:11)

Leana HOCHART - Clea DE STOPPELEIRE 1:4 (11:9, 7:11, 5:11, 6:11)

Second Round

Dominika WILTSCHKOVA - Sara TOKIC 4:2 (11:6, 11:6, 9:11, 11:7, 7:11, 11:6)

Enisa SADIKOVIC - Clea DE STOPPELEIRE 0:4 (7:11, 13:15, 7:11, 7:11)

Veronika MATIUNINA - Leana HOCHART 4:3 (11:8, 11:9, 7:11, 11:7, 7:11, 10:12, 11:6)

Mia GRIESEL - Anastasiia IVANOVA 3:4 (9:11, 11:6, 9:11, 6:11, 11:6, 13:11, 3:11)

Bianca MEI ROSU - Matilde PINTO 4:1 (11:6, 11:8, 7:11, 11:6, 11:3)

Third Round

Leana HOCHART - Mia GRIESEL 3:4 (5:11, 7:11, 11:6, 11:8, 4:11, 13:11, 13:15)

Anastasiia IVANOVA - Bianca MEI ROSU 4:3 (11:3, 11:6, 5:11, 11:7, 9:11, 8:11, 11:9)

Sara TOKIC – Enisa SADIKOVIC 4:0 (11:9, 13:11, 11:6, 11:0)

Matilde PINTO - Dominika WILTSCHKOVA 2:4 (11:9, 11:9, 9:11, 7:11, 8:11, 10:12)

Clea DE STOPPELEIRE - Veronika MATIUNINA 4:2 (11:7, 16:14, 2:11, 9:11, 11:3, 11:4)

Cadet Boys

The duel between two top seeds and compatriots, Iulian CHIRITA and Dragos Alexandru BUJOR of Romania highlighted the opening round of the Cadet Boys event. Top seeded CHIRITA prevailed but after the great fight. The match between Ilia KONIUKHOV of Russia and David SZANTOSI of Hungary was also close and it ended in favor of 5th seeded Hungarian player. 

Iulian CHIRITA continued in the same, winning pace, and overcame Flavien COTON of France in the second Round, whilst his compatriot Dragos Alexandru BUJOR overcame David SZANTOSI of Hungary. Martin SIP of Czech Republic lost the match against Ilia KONIUKHOV of Russia after very close seven games duel. 

The win over Tom CLOSSET of Belgium launched CHIRITA at the top of the standings. He is the only player unbeaten after three rounds.

“I really had tough opening against BUJOR. It was 3:0 for me, he recovered to level, but at the end I managed to close that match. Second one was important. I beat French player COTON, but the match against Tom was the hardest,” said CHIRITA.

CLOSSET, Ilia KONIUKHOV of Russia, David SZANTOSI of Hungary, and BUJOR all have one defeat after three rounds.

First Round

Flavien COTON - David BJORKRYD 4:0 (11:6, 11:4, 11:8, 11:7)

Tom CLOSSET – Daniel BERZOSA 4:0 (12:10, 11:7, 11:6, 11:5)

Ilia KONIUKHOV - David SZANTOSI 2:4 (11:5, 11:13, 7:11, 11:6, 10:12, 8:11)

Stepan BRHEL - Martin SIP 3:4 (11:8, 11:9, 9:11, 10:12, 12:10, 5:11, 8:11)

Iulian CHIRITA - Dragos Alexandru BUJOR 4:3 (11:7, 11:6, 11:9, 9:11, 3:11, 8:11, 11:8)

Second Round

Dragos Alexandru BUJOR - David SZANTOSI 4:1 (11:6, 11:5, 11:7, 7:11, 11:9)

Martin SIP - Ilia KONIUKHOV 1:4 (11:9, 8:11, 7:11, 7:11, 10:12)

Iulian CHIRITA - Flavien COTON 4:0 (11:6, 11:6, 11:6, 11:6)

Daniel BERZOSA - Stepan BRHEL 4:1 (8:11, 11:4, 12:10, 11:4, 11:5)

David BJORKRYD - Tom CLOSSET 1:4 (10:12, 11:7, 6:11, 5:11, 5:11)

Third Round

Tom CLOSSET - Iulian CHIRITA 2:4 (11:8, 7:11, 6:11, 6;11, 11:9, 6:11)

Stepan BRHEL - David BJORKRYD 3:4 (8:11, 12:14, 12:10, 13:11, 11:7, 8:11, 7:11)

Flavien COTON - Dragos Alexandru BUJOR 2:4 (11:8, 13:15, 11:9, 6:11, 10:12, 6:11)

David SZANTOSI – Martin SIP 4:1 (11:4, 10:12, 11:8, 11:9, 11:7)

Ilia KONIUKHOV - Daniel BERZOSA 4:0 (11:8, 12:10, 11:7, 11:7)

 

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