02 May 2019

Direct entries to the main draw for the top 16 names, notably the top eight securing second round places, very much the names to attract the attention on the opening day of play at the 2019 Spanish and Cadet were those of Frenchman Guillaume Alcayde, Russia’s Vladislav Makarov and Chinese Taipei’s Huang Yan-Cheng, alongside Germany’s Dominic Jonack and Spain’s Iker Gonzalez.

All finished in first places in their respective groups contrary to expectations, all maintained their form to record opening round wins.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

In the opening round, Guillaume Alcayde beat Croatia’s Lovro Zovko (11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 11-1, 8-11, 9-11, 11-1), Iker Gonzalez accounted for England’s Ethan Walsh (11-9, 11-7, 11-9, 11-9).

Likewise, Huang Yan-Cheng overcame the Czech Republic’s Radim Bako (11-6, 11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 7-11, 11-7), Dominic Jonack ended the hopes of Austria’s Fabian Fritz (11-8, 11-9, 11-9, 12-10). Meanwhile for Vladislav Makarov, he experienced the easiest journey of all; he received a direct entry to the second round.

Surprise names to progress to round two; there were surprise names to fall in round one. Spain’s Marc Gutierrez, the no.9 seed, was beaten by Frenchman Jukes Cavaille (11-5, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6), Hungary’s Oliver Both, the no.10 seed, lost to Russia’s Nikita Moshkov (10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5).

Similarly, Portugal’s Samuel da Silva and Goncalo Gomez experienced unexpected defeats. Samuel da Silva, the no.13 seed, suffered at the hands of the Czech Republic’s Radek Skala (10-12, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9), asdid Goncalo Gomez, the no.14 seed, when facing Peru’s Carlos Fernandez (11-8, 13-11, 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 6-11, 11-9). Defeat for four seeds and there was defeat for one more; Canada’s Terence Yeung, the no.15 seed, was beaten by Russia’s Sergey Ryzhov (11-7, 12-14, 17-15, 11-9, 11-9).

Upsets in the junior boys’ singles event; in the junior boys’ doubles there were even greater surprises.
Germany’s Hannes Hoermann and Kay Stumper, the no.2 seeds, experienced a third round exit. They were beaten by the French pairing formed by Jules Cavaille and Denis Dorescu (11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7). A third round departure for Hannes Hoermann and Kay Stumper; for Spain’s Marc Gutierrez and Alberto Lillo, the no.4 seeds, it was farewell one round earlier. They lost Germany’s Dominik Jonack and Tom Mykietyn (11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8), who then promptly suffered against the French pairing of Alex Lebrun and Fabio Rakotoarimana (8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9).

Problems, not for the combination of Brazil’s Guilherme Teodoro and Moldova’s Vladislav Ursu, the top seeds, nor for Hungary’s Csaba Andras and Oliver Both, the no.3 seeds; both pairs reserved quarter-final places.

The junior boys’ singles and junior boys’ doubles events conclude on Thursday 2nd May.

World Junior Circuit 2019 Spanish Junior & Cadet Open Huang Yan-Cheng Guillaume Alcayde Vladislav Makarov Iker Gonzalez Dominic Jonack

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