03 Nov 2018

Gold and silver, France emerged as the most prominent nation when play in the Cadet Boys’ Team event at the 2018 Slovakia Junior and Cadet Open in Senec concluded on Saturday 4th November.

The name to note was Hugo Deschamps.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Partnering Elian Zemmal, at the final hurdle, a three-one win was recorded against colleagues Felix Lebrun and Thibault Poret.

Impressively, Hugo Deschamps beat both Felix Lebrun (11-8, 14-12, 11-8) and Thibault Poret (11-9, 11-6, 12-14, 11-6), whilst in addition joining forces with Elian Zemmal to secure the doubles (11-7, 11-8, 11-9). The one win for the defeated was recorded by Thibault Poret, in the opening match of the fixture, he accounted for Elian Zemmal (12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4).

En route to the title deciding contest Felix Lebrun and Thibault Poret had experienced few problems; at the quarter-final stage they had recorded a three-nil win against China who fielded Chen Yifei and Niu Zeqian in the singles matches before selecting An Boyang and Zhang Jinghan for the doubles.

A comprehensive win, it was the same in the penultimate against the United States pairing of Aziz Zarebin and Kai Zarebin.

Meanwhile for Hugo Deschamps and Elian Zemmal, life was more exacting; a three-two win was the quarter-final outcome in opposition to Chinese Taipei’s Yang Tsan-Wei and Tseng Wei-Hsun. Mainstay of the success, as in the final, was Hugo Deschamps, he beat both Yang Tsan-Wei (11-8, 11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7) and Tseng Wei-Hsun (11-8, 11-8, 11-9). The one further success for the French pair was recorded by Elian Zemmal, in the vital fifth match of the fixture, he accounted for Yang Tsan-Wei (14-12, 13-11, 11-13, 11-5).

Hard fought success, at the semi-final stage life was less exacting; a three-nil margin of victory was the outcome in opposition to Germany’s Felix Köhler and Vincent Senhbul.

Play now focuses on the individual events, proceedings conclude on Sunday 4th November.

World Junior Circuit 2018 Slovak Cadet Open Hugo Deschamps

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