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Ferri & Zaytseva claim first Category 1 titles in Torelló

Ferri & Zaytseva claim first Category 1 titles in Torelló

Category 1

16 & Under | XVII Torneig Joan Mir “In Memoriam” | Torelló, Spain

Lorenzo Ferri (pictured) has won the week’s big 16 & Under Category 1 event, in Torelló , Spain. This is the Italian’s first singles title of the year - and first ever Category 1 win - having previously played in two doubles finals, claiming the School Lobik title in Slovenia. He put an end to the amazing run of form of Tim Thomas Gauntlett. The unseeded player from Hong Kong has played his second Category 1 final in a row in Spain, after winning in Barcelona last week, but fell just short, with the fifth seeded Italian taking the final 6-4 6-2.The semi-finalists in a tournament punctuated with upsets were Carlos Guerrero Alvarez (ESP), who had taken out top seed Vladimir Popov (BUL) in the quarterfinals, and second seed Olaf Pieczkowski (POL). Top girls’ seed Ksenia Zaytseva (RUS) breezed through the draw, not dropping a set on her way to title number four in 2019. In the final, she made light work of German third seed Tea Lukic, taking the match 6-3 6-2, and remains unbeaten in singles this season.  

Recent Mutua Madrid Open 16 & Under champ Victoria Jimenez (AND) and Sanchez Casal Youth Cup winner Sebastianna Scilipoti were both knocked out in the singles quarterfinals but teamed up to win the doubles. They defeated Zaytseva & Lucija Ciric Bagaric (CRO), the top seeds, 6-1 7-6(3) in the decider. The boys’ doubles final saw second seeds Lorenzo Ferri (ITA) & Matija Samardzic (MNE) defeat unseeded Spaniards David Naharro & Alex Padro Parra 6-3 6-1.

14 & Under | 26th Piestany Cup | Piestany, Slovakia

Czech players dominated this event, taking the trophies in every category. Tarbes Champ Vojtech Petr adds a third winner’s trophy to his collection in 2019. He defeated ninth seeded Austrian Patrick Jozwiki 6-2 6-1.  Nikola Bartunkova met Petra Marcinko in the singles and doubles final and was victorious on both occasions. The Prague native took the singles decider in a one-sided 6-2 6-0 win to claim, back-to-back titles after winning the Bohemia Cafex Cup last week.      

The boys’ doubles final was an all-Czech affair with Vit Kalina & Lukas Velik outdoing Petr and his partner Daniel Vasenka. Girls Bartunkova & Amelie Smejkalova won their second and third doubles titles of the year respectively. They defeated Croats Marcinko & Leticia Tarocco for the trophy.

Category 2

16 & Under | Zabrze Cup | Zabrze, Poland

Maciej Kos defeated fellow unseeded player Jan Kopcik in an all-Polish final for his first win of the year. German Ella Seidel took out second seeded local Magdalena Swierczynska in the girls’ singles final for her maiden win of 2019 as well.

Boys’ doubles winners: Michal Dojczynski (POL) & Martyn Pawelski (POL)

Girls’ doubles winners: Karolina Bartusek (POL) & Natalia Lezniak (POL)

16 & Under | Bergantov Memorial | Maribor, Slovenia

Croatian Dino Primzic is another player doing well this season. The recent Zagreb champ has won his second title in 2019, overcoming compatriot Alen Bill in the final. Petja Drame (SLO) has notched her first singles win this year, seeing off Marina Skegro (CRO) in the final. Drame, it must be noted, has had a fantastic year on the doubles court, taking titles in Bergen, Stavanger and at the Grawe Open.

Boys’ doubles winners: Sebastian Dominiko (SLO) & Gal Emersic Potocnik (SLO)

Girls’ doubles winners: Marijana Majetic (CRO) & Klara Vukicevic (CRO)

14 & Under | Bergantov Memorial | Maribor, Slovenia

Matic Kriznik comes off a win at the Grawe Open for a second title in as many weeks. The Slovenian defeated Sebastian Sorger (SUI) in the boys’ singles final. Amelia Waligora claimed both the singles and doubles titles, winning the former against her compatriot and doubles partner Sara Pantelic.

Boys’ doubles winners: Louis-Lou Langenaken (BEL) & Patrick Schoen (SUI)

Girls’ doubles winners: Sara Pantelic (BEL) & Amelia Waligora (BEL)

14 & Under | VII Memorijal Jovana Kukarasa | Subotica, Serbia

Brit Nicolas Philibert has won the singles and doubles titles for a maiden win in either event this year. In the singles he upset the top seed Edin Mulalic (BIH). Local player, Andjela Lazarevic in her second singles final of 2019, defeated Ema Midzic (CRO) for her first singles title also.

Boys’ doubles winners: Romeo Hadzimehmedovic (SRB) & Nicolas Philibert (GBR)

Girls’ doubles winners: Anja Petkovic (SRB) & Emilija Zdravkovic (SRB)


For full results, scores and more from all the above tournaments, as well as other events from Week 20, click here.
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