European Youth Championships – out in the semi final

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Malcolm Macfarlane

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Day Four of Team Event

Cadet Girls.

The Cadet Girls played a strong Hungarian team with both players ranked in the top 35 in Europe. The girls failed to take some early opportunities and suffered a 3 – 0 defeat. The girls now play Slovakia to decide 19th and 20th place.

Cadet Boys.

Englands Cadet Boys faced Croatia and Belgium today without the services of Helshan Weerasinghe side lined with an ankle injury. Jared Patel joined Igor Morais but the boys found the going tough losing both matches 3 – 1 with Igor winning one singles match in each game.

England now play Switzerland for 15th and 16th place and this match will decide who stays in the top division.

Junior Girls.

Belgium were the opponents for the Junior Girls and Karina Le Fevre led from the front with two wins plus a win for Chloe White gave England a 3 – 1 victory.

The girls now play Wales for the positions 21 and 22.

Junior Boys.

The first match of the day was against Poland and a win each for Liam Pitchford, Gavin Evans and Sean Cullen gave England a 3 – 0 win.

In the Semi finals the same England team faced the host country Russia. One win each from Gavin and Sean wasn’t enough and Russia triumphed 3 – 2.

The boys will now play Belgium for positions 3 and 4.

Photo: Sean Cullen another great three straight win over a Russian ranked 20 places ahead of him.photo courtesy of  Henk Hommes

Results

Cadet Boys

Position 9 to 16

Croatia (HRV) – England (ENG)  3 : 1

546 ZELJKO, Filip (HRV)  beat 530 PATEL, Jared (ENG)  11 : 8, 11 : 6, 3 : 11, 11 : 8
547 PUCAR, Tomislav (HRV)  lost to 529 MORAIS, Igor (ENG) 7 : 11, 6 : 11, 7 : 11
546 ZELJKO, Filip/547 PUCAR, Tomislav (HRV)  beat
530 PATEL, Jared/529 MORAIS, Igor (ENG)  11 : 8, 11 : 5, 12 : 10
546 ZELJKO, Filip (HRV)  beat 529 MORAIS, Igor (ENG)  4 : 11, 11 : 7, 10 : 12, 11 : 6, 11 : 5

Position 13-16

England (ENG) – Belgium (BEL)  1 : 3

529 MORAIS, Igor (ENG)  beat 509 LAMBIET, Romain (BEL)  11 : 9, 11 : 4, 14 : 16, 11 : 5
530 PATEL, Jared (ENG) lost to 508 ALLEGRO, Martin (BEL)  9 : 11, 9 : 11, 11 : 7, 6 : 11
529 MORAIS, Igor/530 PATEL, Jared (ENG) lost to
509 LAMBIET, Romain/508 ALLEGRO, Martin (BEL)  11 : 4, 7 : 11, 6 : 11, 11 : 4, 4 : 11
529 MORAIS, Igor (ENG)  lost to 508 ALLEGRO, Martin (BEL)  7 : 11, 11 : 8, 7 : 11, 11 : 5, 9 : 11

Cadet Boys play Switzerland tomorrow for 15th/16th place

Cadet Girls

Position 17 to 24

Belgium (BEL) – England (ENG)  1 : 3

708 VAN ACKER, Florence (BEL)  lost to 727 KNOWLES, Megan (ENG) 11 : 8, 14 : 12, 4 : 11, 6 : 11, 10 : 12
710 LOYEN, Eline (BEL)  lost to 726 HO, Tin Tin (ENG)  9 : 11, 9 : 11, 14 : 12, 11 : 5, 8 : 11
707 MARCHETTI, Nathalie/708 VAN ACKER, Florence (BEL)  beat
727 KNOWLES, Megan/726 HO, Tin Tin (ENG)  4 : 11, 11 : 8, 11 : 4,  6 : 11, 11 : 5
708 VAN ACKER, Florence (BEL)  lost to 726 HO, Tin Tin (ENG) 11 : 6, 7 : 11, 8 : 11,  4 : 11

Position 17 to 20

Hungary (HUN) – England (ENG)  3 : 0
746 NAGYPAL, Csilla (HUN)  beat 727 KNOWLES, Megan (ENG) 13 : 11, 11 : 5, 11 : 7
747 IMRE, Leila (HUN)  beat 726 HO, Tin Tin (ENG)   6 : 11, 11 : 9, 11 : 9, 12 : 10
746 NAGYPAL, Csilla/747 IMRE, Leila (HUN) beat
726 HO, Tin Tin/727 KNOWLES, Megan (ENG)  7 : 11, 11 : 9, 11 : 6, 11 : 8

Cadet Boys play Slovakia tomorrow for 19th/20th place

Junior Boys

Quarter Finals

England (ENG) – Poland (POL)  3 : 0

139 PITCHFORD, Liam (ENG)  beat 196 WISNIEWSKI, Tomasz (POL)  4 : 11, 11 : 5, 11 : 8, 9 : 11, 11 : 4
140 EVANS, Gavin (ENG)  beat 197 DYJAS, Jakub (POL)  11 : 8, 9 : 11, 11 : 6, 12 : 14, 11 : 7
141 CULLEN, Sean (ENG) beat 199 KORYCKI, Michal (POL)  11 : 7, 11 : 9, 6 : 11, 12 : 10

Semi Finals

England (ENG) – Russia (RUS)  2 : 3

139 PITCHFORD, Liam (ENG)  lost to 208 KUIMOV, Philipp (RUS) 11 : 7, 8 : 11, 13 : 15, 9 : 11
140 EVANS, Gavin (ENG)  beat 209 SHAMIN, Ilya (RUS)  11 : 2, 9 : 11, 11 : 7, 9 : 11, 11 : 7
141 CULLEN, Sean (ENG) beat 210 ZHELUBENKOV, Alexandr (RUS) 11 : 5, 11 : 1, 11 : 6
139 PITCHFORD, Liam (ENG)  lost to 209 SHAMIN, Ilya (RUS) 8 : 11, 8 : 11, 11 : 5, 2 : 11
140 EVANS, Gavin (ENG)  lost to 208 KUIMOV, Philipp (RUS)  9 : 11, 6 : 11, 11 : 3, 5 : 11

Junior Boys play Belgium tomorrow for the Bronze medal

Junior Girls

Position 21-24

England (ENG) – Belgium (BEL)  3 : 1

328 LE FEVRE, Karina (ENG)  beat 309 BAUME, Emeline (BEL) 11 : 8, 11 : 4, 9 : 11, 11 : 8
329 ARMITAGE, Tressa (ENG) lost to 308 GEORIS, Alison (BEL) 6 : 11, 10 : 12,  11 : 6, 8 : 11
331 WHYTE, Chloe (ENG)  beat 310 DENYS, Nadia (BEL)  11 : 9, 11 : 4, 11 : 13, 8 : 11, 13 : 11
328 LE FEVRE, Karina (ENG)  beat 308 GEORIS, Alison (BEL) 9 : 11, 11 : 4, 11 : 8, 11 : 5

Junior Girls play Wales tomorrow for 21st/22nd place

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