27 Oct 2018

Successful the previous day when they had joined forces to secure team success, Russia’s Ekaterina Zironova, the Czech Republic’s Martina Novakova and Elisavet Terpou of Greece all booked main draw places in the Junior Girls’ Singles event at the 2018 Egypt Junior and Cadet Open in Sharm El-Sheikh, as a result of their efforts on Friday 26th October.

Martina Zironova, the top seed, remained unbeaten throughout the day to reserve first place but there were problems for Martina Novakova and Elisavet Terpou.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

The no.4 seed, Elisavet Terpou had to settle for second place in her group, she experienced defeat in her opening match of the day when facing Egypt’s Alaa Yehia (5-11, 11-6, 13-11, 14-12).

Somewhat differently for Martina Novakova, she was beaten in four games by Poland’s Emilia Skuba (11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 13-11) but in her concluding group phase contest accounted for Egypt’s Basma Bahaaeldin in three straight games (11-8, 11-7, 11-5). Earlier Basma Bahaaeldin had beaten Emilia Skuba in five games (9-11, 11-3, 10-12, 11-3, 11-5). Thus on games ratio it was first place for Martina Novakova (4:3) followed by Emilia Skuba (5:4) and Basma Bahaaeldin (4:5).

First places for Ekaterina Zironova and Martina Novakova; it was the same for Egypt’s Farida Badawy, as it was for the China’s Zhou Bingru, Gong Yuhui and Wang Yidan.

Meanwhile in the first phase of the Cadet Girls’ Singles competition players from foreign shores enjoyed success. Malamatenia Papadimitriou of Greece secured first place in her group as did Russia’s Alina Zavarykina alongside Poland’s Ilona Sztwiertnia and Emilia Skubsa. Not to be overlooked from the host nation, Sara Elhakem, Farida Badawy, Roa Amro and Menatalah Fareid also clinched first positions in their respective groups.

Top spot for Emilia Skuba in the Cadet Girls’ Singles event first stage groups, it was the same in the Mini-Cadet Girls’ Singles competition. Likewise, Sweden’s Amelia Sirous Gunnarsson secured first place in the youngest age group event, as did Egypt’s Jana Wagih, Toka Wael, Kanzy Fawzy and Hagar Shehata alongside Raghad Samy.

Play concludes in Sharm El Sheikh on Sunday 28th October.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Egypt Junior & Cadet Open Ekaterina Zironova Elisavet Terpou Martina Novakova

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