Luke Savill in action in Portugal

England top group despite Poland defeat

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Paul Stimpson

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England’s Junior Boys were beaten 3-2 by Poland in their final group match at the European Youth Championships, but still went through as group winners.

Tom Jarvis won his two matches but England were edged out as both Luke Savill and Josh Bennett lost matches 3-2.

But England finished top of the pool ahead of France and go through to the next stage.

The Cadet Girls’ team of Charlotte Bardsley and Megan Gidney were beaten by Czech Republic and finished third in their group.

Junior Boys’ Team
Group A
Poland 3 England 2
Kamil Nalepa bt Luke Savill 3-2 (6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-13, 11-9)
Tom Jarvis bt Artur Grela 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-9)
Przemyslaw Walaszek bt Josh Bennett 3-2 (11-5, 14-12, 9-11, 6-11, 11-8)
Jarvis bt Nalepa 3-2 (11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 11-4)
Grela bt Savill 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-7)

Cadet Girls’ Team
Group D
Czech Republic 3 England 1
Linda Zaderova bt Megan Gidney 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-2)
Charlotte Bardsley bt Helena Sommerova 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-9)
Zaderova & Kristyna Penkavova bt Gidney & Bardsley 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-8)
Zaderova bt Bardsley 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-8)

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