02 Nov 2018

Play concluded on the opening day, Friday 2nd November, in the initial stage of the Boys’ Team event at the 2018 Slovakia Cadet Open in Senec; it was success for the leading outfit.

Top seeds, the French duo comprising Thibault Poret and Felix Lebrun duly finished in first place in their group, as did the German combination of Felix Köhler and Vincent Senkbel, the second seeds but not without problems.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Felix Köhler and Vincent Senkbel needed the full five matches to overcome the Russian partnership formed by Ilia Koniukov and Miron Vasilev.

Mainstay of the victory was Vincent Senkbel, he accounted for both Miron Vasilev (8-11, 11-4, 5-11, 11-7, 11-7) and Ilia Koniukov (11-7, 11-9, 11-6) to set the scene for Felix Köhler to complete the victory. He duly obliged; he beat Miron Vasilov in four games (11-3, 11-3, 10-12, 11-9).

Top spot in the group for Felix Köhler and Vincent Senkbel, it was the same for the French duo comprising Hugo Deschamps and Elian Zemmal, the no.3 seeds; they reserved pole position without due alarm.

However, for the Netherlands combination of Gabrielius Camara and Milo de Boer the no.3 seeds, there was defeat. They experienced a three-nil reverse at the hands of Chinese Taipei’s Tsai Tzu-Jui and Tai Po-Chun.

Likewise there was defeat for Saudia Arabia’s Khalid Alshareif and Salem Alsuwailem, the no.6 seeds. They suffered by three matches to one when facing Poland’s Milosz Sawczak and Filip Krzywniak, followed by the same margin of defeat when opposing Germany’s Lleyton Ullman and Tobias Saltzer. Notably in the opening contest in the group, Lleyton Ullman and Tobias Saltzer had recorded a three-one win in opposition to Milosz Sawczak and Filip Krzywniak.

Third place in the group for Milosz Sawczak and Filip Krzywniak; for Poland’s Dawid Kosmal and Mateusz Zalewski, the no.8 seeds, it was second position. They lost to Spain’s Diego Lillo and Miguel Angel Pantoja by three matches to one. The Spaniards remained unbeaten to top the group.

Problems for noteworthy teams not for Belgium’s Nolan Lerat and Tim Giltio, the no.5 seeds, nor for Germany’s Karl Zimmrerman and Tayler Fox, the no.7 seed; they witnessed a day without defeat and thus topped their respective groups.

Play continues on Saturday 3rd November.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Slovak Cadet Open Diego Lillo

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