by Ian Marshall
The French Felix Lebrun was partner of his colleague Flavien Coton in the double success of the boys before he took the title in the boys’ singles.
Annett Kaufmann also teamed up with Romanian Bianca Mei Rosu to win gold in the girls ‘doubles before reserving the top step of the girls’ singles podium.
Singles for cadet boys
In the later rounds of the boys’ singles, Felix Lebrun, number 2 seeded, ousted Romania’s Dragos Alexandru Bujor, number 5, before ousting Poland’s Milosz Redzimski, number 3 seed, to secure his place in the season final.
Good form, good form continued; in the final he caused Romania even more pain, he defeated Iulian Chirita, the top seed (11-6, 11-2, 8-11, 11-6, 11-4).
Previously, in the opposite half of the draw, in the quarter-finals, Iulian Chirita had beaten Belgian Tom Closset, number 10 seeded (11-3, 11-1, 11-9, 11-8), followed by success against compatriot Horia Stefan Ursut (13-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5).
Cadet girls singles
Impressive of Felix Lebrun, as it was of Annett Kaufmann; on the final day of the match, the number 2 seeded, she won against the Russian Anastasiia Ivanova, number 8 of the seeded (12-14, 11-6, 11-1, 11-7, 11-6) and the Irish Sophie Earley, the Seed # 4. She booked a place in the final for the Ukrainian Veronika Matiunina, the number 10 seed (11-2, 11-1, 11-7, 11-7).
A well-deserved silver medal for Veronika Matiunina and hard earned.
Especially in the quarter and semi-finals, she defeated French opponents. She took out Clea de Stoppeleire, the No. 11 seeder (11-4, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6) before recovering from three games to lose zero the hopes of Agathe Anne Avezou, the seed No. 29 (12-14, 5-11, 7-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-6, 11-5).
Cadet boy doubles
In the boys’ doubles, after defeating Milosz Redzimski and their Polish colleague Alan Kulczycki, the numbers 5 (6-11, 11-3, 11-13, 11-6, 11-5), Felix Lebrun and Flavien Coton, the No. 2 of the seeds, secured the title at the expense of Iulian Chirita and Dragos Alexandru Bujor, the top seeds (7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-5).
Most impressive was that Iulian Chirita and Dragos Alexandru Bujor had stopped the progress of the combination of the Spaniard Daniel Berzosa and the German Lleyton Ullman, the numbers 3 (11-6, 11-8, 11-3.) In the counterpart semifinals) .
Cadet girl doubles
Gold for the runner-up in the boys singles, girls singles and boys doubles; in the girls’ doubles the scenario was exactly the same.
Annett Kaufmann and Bianca Mei Rosu secured the title at the expense of Russians Anastasiia Ivanova and Zlata Terekhova, the number 7 of the Sami (11-8, 11-4, 11-6).
A round earlier in the semifinals, Annett Kaufmann and Bianca Mei Rosu had the partnership between the Irish Sophie Earley and the Spaniard Silvia Coll, the number 4 of the Sami (11-7, 12-10, 11-3); Anastasiia Ivanova and Zlata Terekhova had stopped the aspirations of the Ukrainians Sofia Sheredeha and Olha Ponko, the No. 11 seeds (11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8).
It is the first time since 2012 that a French player has won the cadet singles title at a European youth championship in Schwechat; Coincidentally, it is also the first time that a German has won gold in the cadet singles.
On this occasion Alexandre Cassin won the boys ‘individual tournament, Alena Lemmer was named champion in girls’ singles.
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