Liam bemoans mistakes after Zagreb exit

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Paul Stimpson

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David McBeath in action in Zagreb (ITTF picture)

England’s interest in the Croatia Open has ended after Liam Pitchford was defeated in the last 32.

The Chesterfield player, who was seeded ninth, was defeated 4-3 by world No 125 Ovidiu Ionescu of Romania.

Afterwards, Pitchford tweeted: “Didn’t play bad just some stupid mistakes at the end cost me! Time to focus on European Games now.”

Also in action in Zagreb were Sam Walker – who reached the last 16 of the Under-21 Men’s Singles – David McBeath and Sam Mabey.

Results

Men’s Singles
Qualifying Group 14

Sam Walker bt Marcus Waerstad (NOR) 4-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-4, 11-8)
Simon Pfeffer (AUT) bt Walker 4-3 (12-10, 11-9, 14-12, 7-11, 8-11, 8-11, 14-12)

Group 16

Fabian Akerstrom (SWE) bt Sam Mabey 4-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9)
Diego Rodriguez (PER) bt Mabey 4-2 (11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 7-11, 13-11)

Group 32
Miho Simovic (CRO) bt David McBeath 4-2 (11-9, 10-12, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-8)
Lauric Jean (BEL) bt McBeath 4-0 (12-10, 11-5, 11-8, 11-6)

Round of 64
Liam Pitchford bt Lars Hielscher (GER) 4-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9)

Round of 32
Ovidiu Ionescu (ROM) bt Pitchford 4-3 (6-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7)

Under-21 Men’s Singles
Qualifying Group 2

Adam Szudi (HUN) bt Sam Mabey 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-8)
Eskild Jorgensen (NOR) bt Mabey 3-2 (12-10, 8-11, 8-11, 11-4, 13-11)

Round of 32
Sam Walker bt Lionel Weber (SUI) 3-1 (9-11, 11-4, 11-4, 13-11)

Round of 16
Alexandre Cassin (FRA) bt Walker 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 12-10)

Men’s Doubles
First preliminary round

Sam Mabey & Morten Rasmussen (DEN) bt Rodrigo Gilabert & Sebastian Moavro (ARG) 3-1 (11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6)
Ewout Oostwouder & Laurens Tromer (NED) bt Sam Walker & Jesus Cantero (ESP) 3-1 (4-11, 11-2, 11-7, 12-10)
Lars Hielscher & Filip Szymanski (GER) bt Liam Pitchford & David McBeath 3-2 (10-12, 12-10, 11-4, 5-11, 11-5)

Second preliminary round
Masataka Morizono & Yuya Oshima (JPN) bt Mabey & Rasmussen 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-7)

Paul Stimpson
May 22, 2015

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