Louis Price watched by doubles partner Thomas Rayner (ETTU photo/Remy Gros)

England end on high to seal 19th spot

Author:
Paul Stimpson

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The Cadet Boys line-up of Naphong Boonyaprapa, Louis Price and Thomas Rayner posted the best England finish as the team events came to an end at the European Youth Championships.

The boys lost 3-1 to Denmark in their first positional play-off of the day in the 17th-20th bracket, but recovered to beat Bulgaria 3-0 to clinch 19th place.

The Cadet Girls also finished on a high with victory in their final match – Mari Baldwin, Ruby Chan and Millie Rogove defeating Bulgaria 3-0 to secure 23rd place.

That was one place behind the Junior Girls, who lost their play-off for 21st place 3-1 to Croatia. Charlotte Bardsley won her singles but Megan Gidney and Mollie Patterson were unable to add to that. Denise Payet sat out the match.

The Junior Boys finished in 29th position after beating Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-2 in their final match. Shayan Siraj won his two singles, including the key decider in the final set, while Ethan Walsh won one for a squad which also included Ben Piggott.

The individual events begin in Ostrava on Friday.

Charlotte Bardsley (ETTU photo/Remy Gros)

Results

Junior Boys’ Team
Positions 29-30
England 3 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
Shayan Siraj bt Nikola Mihailovic 3-2 (11-7, 2-11, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10)
Emir Mujicic bt Ben Piggott 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-7)
Ethan Walsh bt Adin Secibovic 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-4)
Mihailovic bt Piggott 3-1 (5-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-2)
Siraj bt Mujicic 3-2 (6-11, 11-4, 11-6, 5-11, 11-4)

Junior Girls’ Team
Positions 21-22
Croatia 3 England 1
Marta Vukelic bt Megan Gidney 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-8)
Zara Ilic bt Mollie Patterson 3-2 (11-6, 8-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-2)
Charlotte Bardsley bt Sara Susac 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-5)
Vukelic bt Patterson 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-8)

Cadet Boys’ Team
Positions 17-20
Denmark 3 England 1
Cristian Hold bt Thomas Rayner 3-1 (11-8, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9)
Noah Hvid bt Louis Price 3-0 (11-9, 13-11, 13-11)
Rayner & Price bt Hold & Hvid 3-2 (11-6, 7-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-9)
Hvid bt Rayner 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-4)

Positions 19-20
England 3 Bulgaria 0
Naphong Boonyaprapa bt Eren Bekir 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-7)
Price bt Ilia Vodenicharov 3-1 (11-2, 11-9, 10-12, 11-6)
Rayner & Price bt Bekir & Dimitar Stefanov 3-2 (12-10, 11-9, 4-11, 6-11, 11-7)

Cadet Girls’ Team
Positions 23-24
England 3 Bulgaria 0
Ruby Chan bt Krastina Ivanova 3-0 (11-8, 11-9, 11-4)
Millie Rogove bt Sidelya Mutlu 3-2 (8-11, 11-2, 6-11, 11-8, 11-3)
Rogove & Mari Baldwin bt Mutlu & Tsvetelina Georgieva 3-2 (11-7, 11-4, 10-12, 9-11, 11-6)

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