James Smith and Samuel Kwan in action in Hungary (ITTF picture)

Young Leopards knocked out in Hungary

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Paul Stimpson

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England’s juniors have seen their interest in the individual events at the Hungarian Youth Open brought to an end.

Denise Payet and Charlotte Bardsley made it out of the group stage and into the knockout rounds, as did Joe Clark.

Payet ran into the sixth seed Lee Ka Yee of Hong Kong in the round of 64 and was beaten 4-0, while Bardsley lost to Sweden’s Rebecca Muskantor at the same stage. Clark lost 4-1 to Germany’s Felix Wetzel in the round of 128.

James Smith was unlucky to miss out having won two of his three group matches. Samuel Kwan and Megan Gidney both won one of their group matches.

In the doubles, Payet & Bardsley won their first-round match and were then eliminated by the second seeds from Serbia.

The team events take place tomorrow, with the cadet events to follow. Also competing for England at the event are Jamie Liu, Amirul Hussain, Jasmin Wong and Darcie Proud.

Results

Junior Boys’ Singles
Qualifying Group 1
Patrik Juhasz (HUN) bt Joe Clark 3-0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-2)
Clark bt Heorhi Kunats (BLR) 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-2)

Group 22
Sven Hennig (GER) bt Samuel Kwan 3-0 (11-3, 11-5, 11-3)
David Andersson (SWE) bt Kwan 3-2 (11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 11-8)
Kwan bt Sasa Jankovic (SRB) 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-5)

Group 23
James Smith bt Sergi Grau (ESP) 3-2 (6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 3-11, 11-9)
Smith bt Lim Dao Yi (SGP) 3-1 (9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5)
Oliver Both (HUN) bt Smith 3-1 (3-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9)

Round of 128
Felix Wetzel (GER) bt Joe Clark 4-1 (11-7, 11-4, 11-13, 11-3, 11-8)

Junior Girls’ Singles
Group 12
Helga Dari (HUN) bt Megan Gidney 3-2
Gidney bt Natalia Divinska (SVK) 3-1
Arina Slautina (RUS) bt Gidney 3-2

Group 14
Denise Payet bt Yuliya Zaleskaya (BLR) 3-0
Nikoleta Puchovanova (SVK) bt Payet 3-1 (10-12, 11-2, 11-4, 11-8)
Payet bt Luiza Popescu (ROU) 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-5)

Group 16
Charlotte Bardsley bt Alexandra Kaufmann (GER) 3-0
Bardsley bt Maja Haugen Gjelle (NOR) 3-1 (12-10, 11-3, 8-11, 11-8)
Bardsley bt Elisa Armanini (ITA) 3-0 (11-4, 13-11, 11-3)

Round of 64
Lee Ka Yee (HKG) bt Denise Payet 4-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-6, 11-6)
Rebecca Muskantor (SWE) bt Charlotte Bardsley 4-2 (11-8, 5-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-3, 11-7)

Junior Boys’ Doubles
Round of 128
Dimitrios Stamou & Konstantinos Stamou (GRE) bt James Smith & Samuel Kwan 3-1 (10-12, 11-8, 11-4, 11-9)

Round of 64
Aoto Asuzu & Takeru Kashiwa (JPN) bt Joe Clark (ENG) & Fotios Arvanitis (GRE) 3-1 (11-4, 11-9, 7-11, 11-6)

Junior Girls’ Doubles
Round of 64
Denise Payet & Charlotte Bardsley bt Nomin Baasan & Rebecca Muskantor (SWE) 3-1 (11-5, 5-11, 11-9, 11-6)

Round of 32
Izabela Lupulesku & Sabina Surjan (SRB) bt Payet & Bardsley 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-6)

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