14 Sep 2018

An international combination; the trio formed by Egypt’s Youssef Abdel-Aziz, Serbia’s Dimitrije Levajac and Montenegro’s Filip Radovic attracted the attention as play progressed in the initial phase of the Junior Boys’ Team event at the 2018 Croatia Junior and Cadet Open.

On Friday 14th September they ended the day unbeaten as their top seeded status advised; however, they were somewhat upstaged by Hungary’s Csaba Andras, Patrik Juhasz and Martin Petrov. They caused the biggest upset in the early stages.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

A most impressive three-nil win was recorded against the no.6 seeds, India’s Raegan Alburquerque, Anukram Jain and Manush Utpalbhai Shah to secure top spot; an event in which only first place in the group secured progress to the main draw.

Success against the odds for Hungary, it was the same for the Swiss combination formed by Dorian Girod, Elias Hardmeier and Pedro Osiro; contrary to expectations they recorded a three-two win against the Latin American formation of Mexico’s Guillermo Casio who joined forces with Argentina’s Martin Bentancor and Santiago Lorenzo.

Notably, Martin Bentancor accounted for Pedro Osiro (11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-13), before recovering from a two games to nil deficit to overcome Dorian Girod (11-13, 13-15, 11-9, 11-4, 11-9).

Otherwise, for the leading teams it was first place in the group without defeat. In addition to Youssef Abdel-Aziz, Dimitrije Levajac and Filip Radovic, it was top spot for the no.2 seeds, Singapore’s Josh Chua Shao Han, Pang Yew En Koen and Gerald Yu Zong Jun, as it was for the combination of Chile’s Nicolas Burgos, Brazil’s Guilherme Teodoro and Nicolas Tio of the United States.

Likewise it was pole position without due alarm for the no.4 seeds; the German selection of Meng Fanbo, Daniel Rinderer and Kay Stumper,

Play in the Junior Boys’ Team event will be played to a conclusion on Saturday 15th September.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Croatia Junior & Cadet Open Csaba Andras Patrik Juhasz Martin Petrov.

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