23 May 2019

Third round places a stake in the junior boys’ doubles event at the 2019 Polish Junior and Cadet Open in Wladyslawowo; on Wednesday 22nd May one pair shone above all others.

The Ukraine combination of Andrii Grebeniuk and Yevhen Kibka caused a major second round upset.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

After recording an opening round success against Poland’s Robert Czernecki and Artur Lemeszka (12-10, 11-6, 14-12), they recovered from a two games to nil deficit and the very brink of defeat in the third, to overcome the German formation of Kirill Fadeev and Kay Stumper, the no.3 seeds (1-11, 9-11, 14-12, 11-9, 11-9).

The end of the road for Kirill Fadeev and Kay Stumper; for the remaining leading pairs it was success.

In the second round, Frenchmen Lilian Bardet and Vincent Picard, the top seeds, beat Switzerland’s Elias Hardmeier and Barish Mouillet (9-11, 11-2, 11-3, 11-4). Likewise, the host nation’s Maciej Kubik and Samuel Kulczycki, the no.2 seeds, accounted for Frenchmen Fabio Rokotoarimanana and Myshal Sabhi (9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7); not to be overshadowed, Hungary’s Csaba Andras and Oliver Both, the no.4 seeds, ended the progress of Germany’s Dominic Jonack and Croatia’s Lovro Zovko (11-6, 11-6, 11-7).

Meanwhile, in the junior girls’ doubles competition, the leading pairs enjoyed success as status advised.

The host nation’s Anna Wegrzyn and Katarzyna Wegrzyn, the top seeds, progressed courtesy of success against the combination of Romania’s Claudia Caragea and Japan’s Hikari Okubo (11-2, 11-8, 11-5); similarly, the pairing of the Czech Republic’s Zdena Blaskova and Germany’s Franziska Schreiner, the no.2 seeds, advanced by overcoming Romania’s Luciana Mitrofan and Denisa Uritu (11-6, 11-2, 11-4).

Likewise, Romania’s Tania Plaian and Elena Zaharia, the no.3 seeds, accounted for Ukraine’s Yaroslava Prykhodko and Alina Vydruchenko (11-7, 9-11, 15-13, 11-5); Russia’s Kristina Kazantseva and Olga Vishniakova, the no.4 seeds, ended the progress of Slovakia’s Natalia Divinska and Zuzana Pekova (11-1, 11-4, 11-8).

Play in the junior boys’ doubles and junior girls’ doubles events conclude on Thursday 23rd May.

World Junior Circuit 2019 Polish Junior & Cadet Open Andrii Grebeniuk and Yevhen Kibka

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