by Ian Marshall, Editor
Furthermore, in the crucial contest against the highest rated team in their respective groups 3-0 wins were recorded.
Facing the host nation, the no.2 seeds, Mateusz Zalewski gave Poland the ideal start by beating Simon Belik (11-6, 11-3, 12-10, 11-6), before Milosz Redzimski doubled the advantage by overcoming Ondrej Kveton (11-9, 11-9, 11-4). The Polish outfit very much in control of proceedings, Dawid Kosmal joined Milosz Redzimski for the doubles contest; they duly accounted for Ondrej Kveton and Borek Otahal (4-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9) to bring matters to a conclusion.
Fine form from Poland, who started play as the no.11 seeds, it was the same from the Australian combination of Finn Luuu and Nicholas Lum, the no.8 seeds.
Confronting Portugal, the no.5 seeds, Finn Luu beat Silas Monteiro (12-10, 6-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5), before in an equally hard fought contest Nicholas Lum accounted for David Bessa (11-6, 9-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-6). No changes to either selection, the Australians recorded a four games doubles win to seal the victory (11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-2).
Problems for the Czech Republic and for Portugal, there were no such difficulties for the favourites, the top seeds, the Romanian combination formed Darius Movileanu, Iulian Chirita and Andrei Tomica duly ended the day in first position in their group.
Play in the cadet boys’ team event concludes on Saturday 16th February.