Tennis Europe Junior Tour

Romanian pair closes in on ranking top spots

Romanian pair closes in on ranking top spots


14&U | Dr Oetker Trophy | Bucharest ROMANIA

Mihai Alexandru Coman (ROU, pictured) has been crowned this year’s champion in Bucharest with a thrilling comeback win in front of his home crowd. Playing in his second final of the year, the Romanian was too good for Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez (MEX), who recently won the Bohemia Cafex Cup Category 1 event, taking the final 3-6 7-5 6-2.  His maiden win of the year came at home, which must surely have made the victory that much sweeter and should be enough to see him reclaim the top spot in the 14 & Under rankings. 

The girls’ champion was top seed Maria Sara Popa, another local player. The European #3 progressed to her first Tennis Europe Junior Tour final of 2019 and was in fine form to briskly take the match over ninth seed Emilija Zdravkovic (SRB) 6-1 6-3. She'll be looking forward to Tuesday's rankings update to see if the victory will be enough for her to overtake current co-#1s Sofia Costoulas and Kristyna Tomajkova.

Coman’s victory in singles was a measure of revenge for the doubles final, in which Mendez had teamed with Andrei Firaru (ROU) to edge past the Romanian and his partner Bon Lou Karstens (GER), 7-6(1) 2-6 10-5. Coman and Karstens had earlier faced each other in the singles semi-finals.

Sophya Devas (GBR) & Alexia Iulia Marginean (ROU) had an easier time winning the girls’ trophy. They defeated the Romanian pair of Maria Daciana Ciubotaru & Cara Maria Mester 6-3 6-2 to claim the silverware.


14&U | Torneo Internazionale | Correggio ITALY

In a tournament that boasts Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime as a former finalist, this year saw an Italian whitewash in the singles categories, with all four finalists hailing from the host nation. Carlo Alberto Caniato was too strong for Daniele Rapagnetta in the boys’ final, while the girls’ singles final was won by Noemi Basiletti, who outdid Gaia Parravicini.

Boys’ doubles winners: Caniato & Giacomo Nosei

Girls’ doubles winners: Luna Dinoto Fernandez (ESP) & Stefani Webb (AUS)

14&U | Estonian Junior Open | Tallinn ESTONIA

Top seeded German Marc Majdandzic won the title in Tallinn, defeating local player Markus Molder in the title decider. He was also victorious in the doubles. Another local player made it to the final of the girls’ singles, and on this occasion gave the locals even more to cheer as Brit Martin was crowned champion, defeating Anna Kareseva (BUL). Like Majdandzic, Martin also scored a double win, teaming with Andrea Roots for victory.

Boys’ doubles winners: Gustav Dambins (LAT) & Majdandzic

Girls’ doubles winners: Brit Martin (EST) & Andrea Roots (EST)

14&U | Hungarian Open | Budapest HUNGARY

Sixth seed Jan Hrazdil (CZE) won in Budapest, beating Igor Madou Beranger (FRA) in the boys’ final. The girls’ title went to Sara Sarinova (SVK), who defeated home hope Kitti Molnar (HUN).

Boys’ doubles winners: Hrazdil (CZE) & Zoran Ludoski (SRB)

Girls’ doubles winners: Sarinova (SVK) & Emma Tothova (SVK)


For full results, scores and more from all the above tournaments, as well as other events from Week 21, click here.

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