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Boys & Girls: 2020 Tennis Europe Winter Cups (U12/U14/U16)


The Winter Cup season started this weekend with qualifying for the under 12s. 

The girls team of Hannah Klugman, Amalia Widdowson and Sophie Bekker   came through a competitive match with the host nation France recording a 3-0 win, and backed that up with a comfortable 3-0 result against Hungary (2 & 0 wins for Amalia and Hannah in singles) to ensure qualification for their final in Sunderland in 2 weeks time

The boys team of Cassius David Haye, Thomas Lefranc and Jesse Clarkson started strongly against Finland (bakery products all round) but had the misfortune to be drawn against Russia in today's decider.  Russian boys teams have been amongst the strongest in recent years, and they beat GBR 3-0 (Thomas took his match to 3 sets, but the other two matches had one sided scores). Hence we will not be at the under 12 boys finals



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Despite a comfortable 1 & 1 win for Hannah in the number 1 singles the U12 girls lost 2-1 to Poland (a MTB loss in the doubles) so will be unseeded in the finals. The boys lost 2-1 to Belarus, just winning the doubles, so finish fourth in their group

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interesting list of uk boys - not the highest rated in uk - all below top 30 for 2007, and CH is below 100? I guess this is more a case of the privilege of sending your boys to Reeds tennis school


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Qualifying for the under 14s and under 16s start tomorrow. The under 14 girls have a strong squad in France (Hannah Read, Mingge Xu and Hephzibah Oluwadare) and are seeded 2 behind France. They meet Spain tomorrow The under 16 girls are up against it in Belarus. The team of Matilda Mutavdzic, Eva Shaw and Ranah Akua Stoiber is seeded 3, but to reach the finals they will need to overcome Lithuania and (probably) the perennially strong top seeds Russia who have taken the under 16 title in 4 of the last 5 years.

The under 14 boys (Viktor Frydrych, Ben Gusic Wan and Luke Hooper ) are seeded 2 but have to get past their host nation Italy on day. The under 16 boys (Luca Pow, Matthew Rankin and Samuel Reeve) are unseeded and meet third qualifying seeds Belgium on day 1

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They are very strong teams.

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Not unsurprisingly contrasting fortunes for the boys and girls.

U14 Girls Q QF

GBR 3 Spain 0

Mingge won 6-3 6-4
Hannah won 7-5 6-1
Hephzibah/Mingge won 3-6 6-3 [15-13]

U14 Girls Q SF

(3) Latvia v (2) GBR

U16 Girls Q QF

(3) GBR 3 Lithuania 0

Eva won 7-6(7) 6-2
Matilda won 6-1 6-0
Matilda/Eva won 7-5 7-6(6)

U16 Girls Q SF

(1) Russia v (3) GBR

Russia only lost 8 games in their opening match



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U16 Boys Q QF

GBR 1 (3) Belgium 2

Samuel won 6-3 6-3
Luca lost 3-6 6-1 6-0
Matthew/Samuel lost 6-4 6-2

U14 Boys Q QF

(2) GBR v ITA (currently 1-1)

Luke lost 4-6 6-3 7-5
Viktor won 6-2 6-1
Doubles in progress

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Viktor and Ben lost the doubles 6-3 6-1 so both boys teams are out of contention for the finals

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paulisi wrote:

They are very strong teams.


 For the girls, absolutely. 

Not surprised the boys lost straight off though.  



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The under 16 girls gave it a good go, but couldn't get past Russia. The under 14s stormed into the finals, and play France for seeding rights

U14 Girls Q SF

(3)Latvia 0 (2)GBR 3

Mingge won 6-0 6-0
Hannah won 6-3 6-3
Hannah/Hephzibah won 6-1 7-5

U16 Girls Q SF

(1)Russia 2 (3)GBR 1

Erika Andreeva d. Eva Shaw 5-7 6-3 6-2
Diana Shnaider d. Matilda Mutavdzic 6-0 3-6 6-3
Andreeva/Pridankina lost to Shaw/Stoiber 5-7 7-5 [8-10]

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Minnge (Mimi) has already won the first match in the U14 girls qualifying finals, against France, the top seeds, in two sets.

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Hannah completes the job with a 6-1 6-4 win over Sarah Iliev to ensure seeding. Good work, as both opponents are ranked just inside the TE14 top 10

The under 16s were very unlucky, as if they had been drawn in any other group they would have ended up being top seeded, with only one of the other 3 groups looking potentially tricky. They made short work of Serbia to finish third in their group (wins in straights for Eva, Matilda and Matilda/Ranah)

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Both boys teams won their two consolation matches 2-0 or 3-0 so finish fifth in their groups

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The under 12 girls finals start tomorrow. As GBR are unseeded a tough draw was expected, and it looks that way - playing the Czech Republic tomorrow, who have reached the final in 3 of the last 4 years.

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Hannah appears to be a special talent, but even she will be up against it tomorrow against the Czech #1. Hopefully the home crowd can spur them on to the upset.

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