European Youth Championships – A French takeaway in the Juniors

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Malcolm Macfarlane

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Liam Pitchford, losing to Romain Lonentz of France in the quarter finals of the Junior Boys Singles and Sam Walker and Lewis Grey coming to the end of a superb run of victories in the Junior Boys Doubles by losing in the quarter finals to Cédric Nuytinck of Belgium and Dragan Subotic of Serbia put an end to England’s involvment in these Championships.

In the last 16 Liam beat his doubles partner Leonardo Mutti of Italy, to watch this match click here. To see Liams match in the quarter finals go here.

In the Junior Boys Doubles Sam and Lewis beat two Poles Korycki and Nadolski in the last 16. To watch this match click here.

Several other Videos of England players are also available at Laola.tv

France, having won the Junior Boys team earlier in the week, took all 4 semi final slots in the Junior Boys Singles and both Finalists in the Junior Doys Doubles also came from France. A totally dominant performance, Tristan Flore beat compatriot Quentin Robinot to take the Junior Boys Title having earlier lost the Junior Boys doubles partnering Enzo Angles they lost in five close games to Quentin Robinot and Simon Gauzy.Not to be outdone by the Junior Boys, France won the Cadet Boys Singles as well, Andréa Landrieu winning a tough 7 set battle

Romania had a good championships as well. Bernadette Szocs beat Petrissa Solja of Germany in another tight 7 game Junior Girls Singles final, and on Saturday evening Lucian Munteanu and  Irina Ciobanu took the Junior Mixed Doubles.

The Cadet Girls Singles went to Germany’s Nina Mittelham winning an all German final.  Nina Mittelham combined with Nicole Trosman of Israel to take the Cadet Girls Doubles as well.

Results

Junior Boys Singles

Last 16

139 PITCHFORD, Liam ENG    beat 175 MUTTI, Leonardo ITA        4 : 2  (8 -8 8 12 -11 4)

Quarter final

139 PITCHFORD, Liam ENG    lost to 156 LORENTZ, Romain FRA        1 : 4  (-2 -9 8 -10 -9)

Junior Boys Doubles

last 16

142 WALKER, Samuel/143 GRAY, Lewis ENG beat
199 KORYCKI, Michal/200 NADOLSKI, Lukasz POL        3 : 2  (-4 5 6 -11 13)

Quarter final

142 WALKER, Samuel/143 GRAY, Lewis ENG lost to
110 NUYTINCK, Cédric BEL/214 SUBOTIC, Dragan SRB    0 : 3  (-4 -7 -7)

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