Tournaments

16 Jun 2019

Unbeaten throughout the whole of the junior boys’ team event, Frenchman Vincent Picard retained his unblemished record to win the junior boys’ singles title at the 2019 Morocco Junior and Cadet Open in Agadir on Sunday 16th July.

The favourite for gold, he justified that status.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

After recording a quarter-final win against Saudi Arabia’s Khalid Alshareif (11-7, 11-9, 11-3, 11-7), followed by success against Nigeria’s Taiwo Matti (7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7), he accounted for Slovakia’s Filip Delincak (11-7, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6) to seal the title.

Disappointment for both Taiwo Mati and Filip Delincak but there was success. Earlier in the day Filip Delincak had partnered Adam Klajber to junior boys’ doubles gold, the pair accounting for Vincent Picard and the Czech Republic’s Matyas Lebeda to seal the title (9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9). Meanwhile, Taiwo Mati had joined forces with Hungary’s Balazs Lei to claim cadet boys’ doubles gold, prior to securing the cadet boys’ singles title.

In the final of the cadet boys’ doubles event a straight games win was posted against the combination of Saudia Arabia’s Khalid Alshareif and Remi Chambet-Weil of the Netherland (11-2, 11-8, 11-9). Similarly in the cadet boys’ singles final, Taiwo Mati excelled, he accounted for Slovakia’s Jakub Goldir, in four games (13-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8).

Silver for Slovakia, in the mini-cadet boys’ singles competition, it was gold. Kristian Uherik overcame Sweden’s Isak Edwarsson (13-11, 11-1, 11-6) to secure the title.

Success for Kristian Uherik, there was also success for compatriots Ema Labosova, Ema Cincurova and Laura Vinczeova. Ema Labosova won the junior girls’ singles title beating Claire Picard of France in the final (11-3, 11-7, 12-14, 12-10, 11-9), Ema Cincurova and Laura Vinczeova combined to secure junior girls’ doubles gold. In the final they accounted for colleague Eliska Stullerova and Dominika Wiltschova (11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7).

Defeat in the junior girls’ doubles final for Eliska Stullerova and Dominika Wiltschova; in the cadet doubles title decider it was the exact opposite scenario. They beat Ema Cincurova and Laura Vinczeova in straight games (11-5, 12-10, 11-9).

Titles for Europe, in addition to Taiwo Mati there was also success for Africa. Algeria’s Melissa Belache won the cadet girls’ singles event, at the final hurdle she overcame Morocco’s Ines Outolla (9-11, 7-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-6).

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World Junior Circuit 2019 Morocco Junior & Cadet Open Vincent Picard
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