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England notch four victories on day one of Euros

Author:
Paul Stimpson

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There was an unbeaten start for England on day one of the European Youth Championships in Romania today.

The Junior Girls’ line-up of Charlotte Bardsley, Denise Payet and Megan Gidney enjoyed two 3-0 victories, over Montenegro and Scotland, as the group stage got under way in Cluj Napoca.

There were also wins for both Cadet teams – the boys overcoming Estonia 3-1 with Amirul Hussain, Josh Weatherby and Louis Price on duty and the girls (Ruby Chan and Jasmin Wong) having the same margin of victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

There was a noteworthy comeback win by Chan, who fought back from 2-0 down in the opening match of the Bosnia tie to beat Dora Cosic in a decider.

The group stages continue on Monday, with the Junior Girls facing Sweden, the Cadet Boys up against Finland and Slovenia and the Cadet Girls having fixtures against Switzerland and Greece.

Results

Junior Girls’ Team
Group G
England 3 Montenegro 0
Charlotte Bardsley bt Ivona Petric 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-9)
Denise Payet bt Marija Dubak 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-3)
Megan Gidney bt Andrea Bajovic 3-0 (11-4, 12-10, 11-5)

England 3 Scotland 0
Bardsley bt Tessa Yau 3-0 (11-2, 11-9, 11-2)
Payet bt Isla Stott 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-3)
Gidney bt Paula Callaghan 3-0 (11-3, 11-3, 11-4)

Cadet Boys’ Team
Group I
England 3 Estonia 1
Amirul Hussain bt Arseni Farforovski 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-6)
Madis Moos bt Josh Weatherby 3-2 (15-13, 9-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-8)
Hussain & Louis Price bt Farforovski & Moos 3-2 (9-11, 16-14, 11-8, 10-12, 11-4)
Hussain bt Moos 3-1 (11-13, 11-8, 11-4, 11-5)

Cadet Girls’ Team
Group G
England 3 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1
Ruby Chan bt Dora Cosic 3-2 (5-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8)
Marija Gnjatic bt Jasmin Wong 3-2 (8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 3-11, 11-9)
Chan & Wong bt Cosic & Gnjatic 3-1 (11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8)
Wong bt Cosic 3-1 (11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 14-12)

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