by Ian Marshall, Editor
In men’s class 9, Clément Berthier and Lucas Didier recorded a 2-1 win in opposition to the no.2 seeds, the Swedish pairing comprising Emil Andersson and Daniel Gustafsson. Likewise in men’s class 10, Mateo Boheas and Gilles de la Bourdonnaye secured a 2-0 success when facing Spain’s Jorge Cardona and José Manuel Ruiz, similar to the Swedish pairing, the second seeds.
Success for France but there was the other side of the coin. In men’s class 7, Stéphane Messi and Kevin Dourbecker, the no.2 seeds, experienced a 2-0 defeat when facing Denmark’s Peter Rosenmeier and Henrik Brammar.
First and second progress
Defeat and their only defeat of the day, a situation which also applied to Emil Andersson and Daniel Gustafsson, as well as to Jorge Cardona and José Manuel Ruiz; teams finishing in first and second positions in each group advance to the main draw. The door is open.
However, in the women’s team events, in class 6-8 for the pairing of Anne Barneoud and Thu Kamkasomphu the door is firmly closed. The top seeds, they suffered 2-1 defeats in both their group phase fixtures. They were beaten Norway’s Aida Dahlen and Nora Korneliussen; then by Poland’s Dajana Jastrzebska and Katarzyna Marszal. Aida Dahlen and Nora Korneliussen now face Dajana Jastrzebska and Katarzyna Marszal to determine top place in the group.
Poland and Germany
A somewhat surprise success for Poland, in the men’s events there were both scenarios. In class 1-2, Rafal Czuper and Tomasz Jakimczuk recorded a 2-0 against the no.2 seeds, Russia’s Rasul Nazirov and Dimitry Lavrov; conversely in class 11, Marek Chybinski and Damian Fira, experienced a 2-1 defeat when opposing Germany’s Dirk Hartmann and Florian Hartig.
Good form from Dirk Hartmann and Florian Hartig, it was the same from colleagues Yannick Ruddenklau and Joshua Wagner; competing in class 9, they posted a 2-1 win in opposition to the top seeded Belgian duo of Laurens Devos and Marc Ledoux.
Meanwhile for Slovakia there was good news in men’s class 7 and for Serbia in men’s class 3.
Impressively, in the former Miroslav Jambor and Tomas Valach secured a 2-0 win in opposition to the top seeds Spain’s Jordi Morales and Alvaro Valera; in the latter Sinisa Bradasevic and Malden Ciric recorded a 2-1 victory when confrnting the no.3 seeds, Ukraine’s Vasyl Petruniv and Oleksandr Yezyk.
Play in the team events continues on Friday 20th September.