by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Quarter-final places reserved, likewise colleague Jules Cavaille joined Bilal Hamache and Dorian Zheng in the last eight of the Cadet Boys’ Singles competition; whilst in addition to Camille Lutz and Prtithika Pavade; Lou Frete and Isa Cok reserved last eight places.
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The progress of the French trio in the Cadet Boys’ Singles event is as expected. Bilal Hamache is the top seed, Dorian Zheng, the third seed whilst Jules Cavaille is the sixth seed.
Likewise, Sweden’s Martin Friis, the fourth seed, advanced comfortably to the main draw but there was an upset; the second seed Poland’s Samuel Kulczycki, was beaten in round two by Japan’s Hiroto Shinozuka (16-14, 12-10, 12-10).
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Meanwhile, in the Cadet Girls’ Singles event where Prithika Pavade is the second seed, the other leading names enjoyed success. Russia’s Ekaterina Zironova, the top seed, duly advanced to the round of the last eight as did Korea’s Byun Seoyoung, the third seed and Italy’s Jamila Laurenti, the next name in the pecking order.
Similarly in the Cadet Boys’ Girls’ Doubles competition, Russia’s Elizabeta Abraamian and Ekaterina Zironova, the top seeds, booked a quarter-final place as did Lou Frete and Camille Lutz, the second seeds.
In the counterpart Cadet Boys’ Doubles event, the leading pair has yet to commence their schedule of play. Bilal Hamache and Dorian Zheng occupy the top seed position in the draw; Martin Friis alongside Ireland’s Owen Cathcart reserve the second seeded spot.
Photos: Czech Table Tennis Association / Jan Brychta