by Simon Daish
Seeded third for the event Satsuki Odo headed to Wladyslawowo–Cetniewo with aims to reach the latter stages of the Cadet Girls’ Singles competition and so her appearance in the final didn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Jamila Laurenti on the other hand did leave the crowd shocked as the fourth seeded player stunned the top seed Ekaterina Zironova in the semi-finals (11-3, 11-9, 14-12) and was hoping to deliver a similar performance in the title-deciding encounter.
The final featured a very strong and controlled display from Satsuki Odo, as the Japanese competitor defeated her opponent in style.
Both players entered the match with a positive approach and Jamila Laurenti did manage to demonstrate a good overall balance throughout the duel, but it was not to be for the Italian as Satsuki Odo reached the top step of the podium (11-7, 11-6, 11-6).
Top seeds met the second seeds in the Cadet Girls’ Doubles final, as Elizabet Abraamian and her partner Ekaterina Zironova lifted the trophy.
Russia’s Elizabet Abraamian and Ekaterina Zironova took on Anastasia Bondareva and Sophia Klee for the title, and despite the German pairing putting up a brave fight it was the first seeds who prevailed in straight games (11-7, 15-13, 11-3) to leave Wladyslawowo on a positive note.