12 Feb 2018

France's Bastien Rembert claimed first position in the Junior Boys' Singles competition on day one of the 2018 Road to Buenos Aires event in the Czech town of Hodonin, qualifying for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games in the process.

by Simon Daish

In the final Bastien Rembert, who entered the tournament as the third seeded player, met a surprise name with 29th seed Yu Khinhang providing the opposition.

Despite a brave effort from the Azerbaijan competitor the play-off for first position proved one step too far as Bastien Rembert prevailed across six games (7-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8) to seal his place in Buenos Aires.

Alongside his superb display in the final, Bastien Rembert will also be delighted with his performance in the penultimate round where he saw off top seed Manav Vikash Thakkar of India (14-12, 11-9, 7-11, 3-11, 11-8, 11-8).

However, the plaudits for the standout player of the day surely go to Yu Khinhang, who achieved stunning results against the likes of second seed Cristian Pletea (12-10, 11-7, 11-5, 1-11, 11-7) and fourth seed Matteo Mutti (11-7, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7) on his way to the final.

Yu Khinhang will be one of 30 players who will return to the tables for the second day of Junior Boys’ Singles action on Tuesday 13th February.

2018 Road to Buenos Aires Bastien Rembert Yu Khinhang

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