22 Sep 2016

The top seeded combination of Japan’s Kana Takeuchi and Yuko Kato who lined up alongside Amy Wang of the United States emerged successful in their group stage contests in the Junior Girls’ Team event at the 2016 Slovenia Junior and Cadet Open in Otocec on Wednesday 21st September; first place was the outcome.

Furthermore first place was gained in style; three-nil victory margins were recorded on each visit to the table.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

It was very much the same scenario for the second seeded German formation of Janina Kammerer, Jennie Wolf and Jule Wirlman; they topped their group with an unblemished record.

Serbia tested

However, in an event that witnessed three seeds in the opening phase of proceedings, life was much more testing for the Serbian outfit comprising Sabina Surjan, Tijans Jokic and Dragana Vignjevic, the third seeds. They were extended the full five match distance by the Hungarian outfit of Orsolya Feher, Kata Fule and Dragana Vignjevic.

Mainstay of the victory was Sabina Surjan. She beat both Orsolya Feher (11-2, 11-4, 7-11, 12-10) and Kata Fule (11-7, 11-8, 11-6); the one remaining success for Serbia was recorded by Tijana Joki, in the second match of the fixture, she accounted for Kata Fule (11-7, 11-8, 11-6).

The wins for Hungary were secured in the second and third matches of the engagement. Fanni Gondor overcame Dragana Vignjevi (11-7, 15-17, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9), followed by success for Orsolya Feher in opposition to Tijana Joki (12-10, 11-8, 11-4).

Four groups

First places in the Junior Girls’ Team event decided; it was the same in the Cadet Girls’ Team competition where there were four groups in the initial phase.

France (Chloe Chomis, Prithika Pavade, elia Silva), Germany (Sophia Klee, Anastasia Bondareva) and Slovenia (Katarina Strazar, Lara Opeka, Lea Paulin) alongside Italy (Valentina Roncallo, Lisa Bressan, Jamila Laurenti) emerged in first places in their respective groups.

Titles decided

Play in the Junior Girls’ Team and Cadet Girls’ Team events conludes on Thursday 22nd September.

World Junior Circuit Slovenia Junior and Cadet Open Sabina Surjan Orsolys Feher Janania Kammerer