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Listing matches BU19
six matches in that category, with the Frenchman Valentin Rudelle
winning w.o. Great start. On the other scale, Théo Froment gets
finally through a 5 setter against Australian Joël Luca, three out of
the 5 games went to a tie break, and the match was over an hour!
Marc Bouger wins 3/0 against first timer in the FJO Ahmat Ugurlu
from Turkey, and Norwegian Bjon Wilson-Osterhus overcomes easily
French Thomas Sacrias.
As for the last two, Mike Sorochev, from Ukraine, beats English
Josh Carter, while another Englishboy, Jeremy Harris wins in four
against Ergin Yorukoglu, from Turkey.
Listing matches BU17
We continued with the BU17 and a lot
Match of the day will be no contest Sven BODDEKE (Holland) and
Thomas ROBINAUD. A suberb match that went not only to 5, but have a
look at the scoreline! 21/19! Bless them... 4-11 19-21 11-3
Another big battle for Swiss [17/32] Joshua GUTENBERG against
another Frenchboy GUIRAUD, a five setter too.
Good defence from English Robert Finch against French hope [9/16]
Lucas Rousselet. Robert took a game, and could have very easily
been 2/1 instead of 1/2 down! Close call for Lucas.
As for the rest, no suprises, all went according to seeding.
Listing match BU15
they were supposed to play later, the
finished before the others (some matches had been delayed to
accomodate late arrrivals. )
And in that category, it's a bit a of earthquake seeding wise! Only 4
are still standing in the [17/32], Quantin GALINIER, Ryan
KELLY (Irl), Anthony SCHWAB (Ned), et Mael LETOURNEAU.
Early exit for all the others...
So we have three English, one Welsh, and 7 French that get a nice upset
Listing matches BU13
A bit like in the U15, the little ones saw
a lot of early exits for the [17/32]. Not as many, but still. Irish
Dylan MORAN along with Antoine RIEHL, Mathis MARTHELOT, Paul
MARTHELOT, Tristan GRENON created the upset today.
To be noted, the only 5 setter, Fabien TEYSSERE [17/32] that finishes
11/4 in the 5th against good fighter Englishboy Michael MITTERER, 7-11
11-7 9-11 11-9 11-3.
U17: AL SARAJ FORFAIT/FORFEIT
U17 #1 Al Saraj (younger brother of the U19 new British Junior
Open) didn't manage to get his visa on time, and had to withdraw at the
last minute from the competition.
The draw have been redone, and the seeds are now as follow :
1. Enzo CORIGLIANO (Fra)
2. Dimitri STEINMANN (Swi)
3. Benjamin AUBERT (Fra)
4. Tess JUTTE (Ned)
Fred, Manu et
et Alex Dubarry
Fred Lecomte: Analysis...
year for a start, we are not playing on three courts as wee did the
previous years, but only on two, Bondues (Max de Peretti &
Guillaume Dubarry at the helm), and the Wam (Manu Crouin &
As for the participants, the English came in numbers, probably going for
the Europeans Qualifications. To be noted, for the first time, we have a
Turkey Delegations, around 10 of them, we are very happy to welcome them.
English Angus Gillams is
top dog, and as our number 1 Baptiste Masotti is injured,
our hopes of podium come from Auguste Dussourd, who had a few
good results lately.
As for the girls, Netherland is hot favourite, with the two Belgium
Sisters Nele et Tinne Gillis (Happy birthday Nele). For the
French, hope are on Océane Wadoux & Marie Stephan from Nîmes.
As Al-Saraj forfeited, French Enzo Corigliano (le Mans) is
now seeed 1, and the French hope that Benjamin Aubert (Aix),
Lucas Rousselet (Chatenay) & Jules Cremoux (le Mans) may
cause a few surprises.
For the girls, Welsh Elin Harlow is seed 1. For the "Bleues",
Laura Gamblin et Elise Romba (Chatenay) carrry the French hopes.
Ukraine is the biiiig favourite for this catergory, with Nadiia Usenk
& Alina Bushma. We also have an Egyptian that we don't know, and
we've learned to be weary of their talent, Engy Hamouda. Fanny
Segers, youngest of three sisters, represents France, and like young
Marion Romba, could upset a few results...
For the boys, Frenchboy Victor Crouin carries the French flag,
but will have a few hard matches agains Czek Viktor Byrthus, not
to forget two Egyptians, Ziad Ayman & Ahmed El Mashad.
At least but not last, U13, very open for the girls, Yuna Loaec,
from Lorient, is the French hopeful, and for the boys, Toufik
Mekhalfi & Manu Paquemar. For the rest of the world boys,
favourite is Swiss David Maier with Indian Utkarsh
Baheti as the underdog...