27 May 2019

Two titles on the concluding day of action, Sunday 26th May, Japan’s Sakura Yokoi emerged the most successful player on duty at the 2019 Polish Junior and Cadet Open in Wladyslawowo.

She struck gold in both the cadet girls’ singles and cadet girls’ doubles events, having earlier in the week enjoyed junior girls’ singles and junior girls’ team success.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

In the later rounds of the cadet girls’ singles event, the 15 year old accounted for Germany’s Naomi Prankjovic (11-2, 10-12, 11-5, 11-5) and colleague Ami Shirayama (11-7, 11-7, 11-6), prior to securing the title at the final expense of Romania’s Elena Zaharia (7-11, 11-5, 13-11, 10-12, 11-7).

Success in opposition to Ami Shirayama; it was also success in harness with her one year younger colleague. Junior girls’ doubles quarter-finalists earlier in the week, they climbed three steps higher in the cadet girls’ doubles competition; as in the cadet girls’ singles final Elena Zaharia having to settle for the silver medal. In the final Ami Shirayama and Sakura Yokoi emerged successful in four games against Ioana Singeorzan and Elena Zaharia (11-9, 12-10, 5-11, 11-7).

Medallists in the cadet girls’ doubles event (Photo: Bogdan Pasek)


Silver for Romania, in the cadet boys’ singles and cadet boys’ doubles events it was gold.

Darius Movileanu emerged the cadet boys’ singles champion. He account for Germany’s Tom Schweiger at the quarter-final stage (11-6, 11-5, 12-10), prior to overcoming Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chuang Chia-Chuan (11-6, 11-6, 11-7) and Vincent Senkbeil, like Tom Schweiger from Germany, to secure the top prize (11-8, 9-11, 11-3, 11-7).

Darius Movileanu, the cadet boys’ singles winner (Photo: Bogdan Pasek)


Gold for Darius Movileanu, in the cadet boys; doubles event it was gold for colleagues Andrei Teodor Istrate and Horia Stefan Ursut. At the final hurdle the duo overcame the host nation’s David Kosmal and Milosz Redzimski (11-9, 11-9, 12-10) to secure the title.

“My partnership with David Kosmal was only our third together. I am glad that we can see a lot of progress. Of course it is only possible thanks to hard every day work. I hope that in the July at the European Youth Championship in Ostrava we will have success.” Milosz Redzimski

The cadet boys’ doubles podium, gold for Romania (Photo: Bogdan Pasek)


Play concluded at the 2019 Polish Junior and Cadet Open; in Wladyslawowo attention now turns to the ITTF Para Polish Open which commences on Thursday 30th May, for the ITTF World Junior Circuit, the next stop is Taicang, the China Junior and Cadet Open begins on Wednesday 12th June.

World Junior Circuit 2019 Polish Junior & Cadet Open Sakura Yokoi

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