13 Jun 2019

The opening day of play, Wednesday 12th June, at the 2019 Morocco Junior and Cadet Open in Agadir, Slovakia’s Ema Labosova and Montenegro’s Ivona Petric alongside Egypt’s Arwa Hassan and Hend Fathy ended the day the unbeaten outfits in the junior girls’ team event.

They now meet to determine first place in a group organised all-play-all competition.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Player of the day was undoubtedly Ema Labosova; she remained unbeaten throughout.

In the first engagement of proceedings, in a 3-1 overall success, she beat both Lebanon’s Jennifer Khayat (11-8, 11-6, 11-3) and Claire Picard of France (4-11, 13-11, 11-4, 11-5), whilst teaming with Ivona Petric to seal the doubles (11-8, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8).

Similarly, in the ensuing contest, a 3-1 victory margin was recorded in the same fashion. Ema Labosova accounted for the Czech Republic’s Martina Novakova (11-6, 11-9, 11-7) and India’s Maushree Patil (11-3, 13-11, 11-7), as in the earlier contest partnering Ivona Petric to doubles success (11-3, 13-11, 11-7).

Impressive from Ema Labosova, it was the same from Hend Fathy against Martina Novakova and Manushree Patil. She beat Martina Novakova (9-11, 15-13, 12-10, 8-11, 11-3) and Maushree Patil (15-13, 11-3, 11-8), whilst sandwiched in between joining forces with Arwa Hassan to secure what proved to be the crucial doubles (11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 12-14, 14-12).

A 3-1 success to start the day; to conclude, life was much more intense for the Egyptian duo when facing Jennifer Khayat and Claire Picard; a 3-2 margin of victory was the outcome, the player to cause the Egyptians problems being Claire Picard. She beat both Arwa Hasan (11-7, 11-8, 11-7) and Hend Fathy (9-11, 11-9, 12-10, 16-14); the Egyptian saviour of the day was Hend Fathy, in the vital concluding match of the fixture, she accounted for Jennifer Khayat (11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7).

Meanwhile, in the cadet girls’ team event, also played on a group basis, Slovakia’s Eliska Stullerova and Laura Vinczeova ended the day the only unbeaten outfit.

Play in the junior girls’ team and cadet girls’ team events concludes on Thursday 13th June.

World Junior Circuit 2019 Morocco Junior & Cadet Open Ema Labosova

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