13 Sep 2018

Success for Chinese Taipei’s Cai Fong-En and Chen Ting-Ting; on Wednesday 12th September, the top seeds in the Junior Girls’ Doubles event at the 2018 Croatia Junior and Cadet Open in Varazdin, they successfully booked a third round place.

Similarly, Poland’s Anna Wegrzyn and Katarzyna Wegrzyn, the no.2 seeds, progressed, as did the combination formed by Hungary’s Fanni Harasztovich and the host nation’s Andrea Pavlovic, the no.3 seeds.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

A direct entry to the second round, Cai Fong-En and Chen Ting-Ting beat the partnership comprising Hungary’s Veronika Menko and England’s Jasmin Wong (11-4, 11-5, 11-6); likewise, Anna Wegrzyn and Katarzyna Wegrzyn overcame Serbia’s Reka Bezeg and Radmila Tominjak (9-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-4).

Wins without the need for a deciding fifth game, it was the same for Fanni Harasztovich and Andrea Pavlovic; they ended the hopes of Slovenia’s Lara Opeka and Lea Paulin (11-5, 12-10, 13-11).

However for England’s Denise Payet and Germany’s Franziska Schreiner, the no.4 seeds, it was a very different outcome; they experienced defeat by the very narrowest of margin when facing India’s Paymantee Baisya and Prapti Sen (6-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-8, 12-10).

Defeat for the fourth seeds but they were not the only partnership of note to stumble in the second round of the Junior Girls’ Doubles event.

Russia’s Elizabet Abraamian and Kristina Kazantseva, the no.7 seeds, experienced defeat at the hands of China’s Kuai Man and Li Yake (11-7, 11-9, 12-10); the combination of Egypt’s Marwa Alhodaby and Romania’s Luiza Popescu, the no.8 seeds, lost to Croatia’s Klara Badec and Sara Susac (11-5, 11-6, 11-8).

Also, there were defeats for Slovenia’s Katarina Strazar and Aleksandra Vovk, the no.8 seeds, as there was for the German combination of Anastasia Bondareva and Sophie Klee, the no.13 seeds. Ukraine’s Anastasiya Dymytrenko and Veronika Hud beat Katarina Strazar and Aleksandra Vovk (11-6, 11-5, 11-5), China’s Li Ruonan amd Zuo Yue stifled the ambitions of Anastasia Bondareva and Sophie Klee (7-11, 11-8, 11-3,11-5).

The Junior Girls’ Doubles event will be played to a conclusion on Thursday 13th September.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Croatia Junior & Cadet Open Sara Susac Klara Badec

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