European Youth Championships | 4 Aug 2023

EYC shook up the August rankings

Photo: Bogdan Pasek

The European August Rankings are now available online. The senior's rankings have seen no major movements due to the summer break, but it's a different story for the youth categories. After the ORLEN European Youth Championships in Gliwice, the Under 19 and Under 15 Boys and Girls Rankings have been heavily affected.

In the Men's singles rankings, Darko JORGIC of Slovenia remains at the top, followed by QIU Dang and Dimitrij OVTCHAROV of Germany in the second and third positions, respectively. Marcos FREITAS of Portugal is fourth on the list. Alexis LEBRUN of France moved up two places and is now one position above his brother Felix, who stays at position no. 6. Kristian KARLSSON of Sweden moved up one place to position no. 7, one place above his compatriot Truls MOREGARD, who dropped three places. Andrej GACINA of Croatia is ninth, and Anders LIND of Denmark moves up two places to conclude the top 10 list.

In the Women's Top 10, there were no changes this month. HAN Ying of Germany holds the leading position, followed by Sofia POLCANOVA of Austria, Bernadette SZOCS of Romania, Nina MITTELHAM of Germany, YUAN Jia Nan of France, Elizabeta SAMARA of Romania, YANG Xiaoxin of Monaco, SHAO Jieni and YU Fu of Portugal, and Natalia BAJOR of Poland.

The winner of the Under 19 Singles Event in Gliwice, Eduard IONESCU of Romania, is the new No. 1 in the August Rankings in the Under 19 category. Milos REDZIMSKI of Poland, who reached the final of the European Youth Championships, climbed 52 positions up to the second place in the rankings this month. Semi-finalists Teodor ISTRATE of Romania moved up five places to position no. 3. His compatriot, Iulian CHIRITA, who reached the quarters, moved up two positions to place no. 4. Another Romanian benefiting from his quarterfinal appearance is Darius MOVILEANU, who moved up two positions to be fifth. French Hugo DESCHAMPS and Czech Simon BELIK both dropped three positions and now hold the sixth and seventh positions, respectively. A major "jump" was made by Kas VAN OOST of the Netherlands, who climbed 56 places up to the eighth position thanks to his semifinal performance in Poland. Mateusz ZALEWSKI OF Poland also progressed, moving up four places to be ninth, and Thibault PORET of France remains tenth.

In the Under 19 Girls Event in Gliwice, the winner Elena ZAHARIA of Romania justified her excellent status and remained at position no. 1 in August. Her teammate and finalist in Gliwice, Ioana SINGEORZAN, moved up two positions to be second, while Anna HURSEY of Wales moved up seven places to be third. Another bronze medalist, Bianca MEI ROSU of Romania, made a 10-place jump to be fourth this month. Hana ARAPOVIC of Croatia, who played in the quarterfinal, is fifth (four places up). Zuzanna WIELGOS of Poland remained sixth, while Mia GRIESEL of Germany moved up 8 places. Poland's Anna BRZYSKA also progressed to the 8th position, while Italy's Nicole ARLIA dropped four places. The top 10 is closed by Lilou MASSART of Belgium, who moved up two places.

The winner of the Under 15 Boys Event at EYC, Portugal's Tiago ABIODUN, is now the leader in the rankings. He is one place above Julian RZIHAUSCHEK of Austria. The list continues with Flavien COTON of France and Patryk ZYWORONEK of Poland, who went up 17 positions thanks to his place in the final. Petr HODINA of Austria clinched bronze and moved up 21 positions. In the top 10, Sandro CAVAILLE of France went up 37 positions to be 8th, and Nathan PILLARD of France moved up 25 places to be tenth.

Bronze medalist from Gliwice, Leana HOCHART of France, replaced Josephina NEUMANN of Germany at the leading position in the Under 15 rankings. The winner of the event, Hanka KODETOVA of the Czechia, is now sixth.

You can see full rankings here.