Les Petits As is one of the most prestigious Tennis Europe Junior Tour events. Taking place in Tarbes, France, the tournament is now at its 41st edition.
What to expect this year? As always, the Super Category event brings together the best 14 & Under players. The girls’ draw looks strong, with Ksenia Efremova leading the list. Champion at the Junior Masters only a few months ago in Monte-Carlo, she definitely has her eyes on this trophy as well. #2 seed Giulia Safina Popa (ROU) just played the Category 1 tournament final in Bolton and lost against Annika Penickova (USA), who is also competing in Tarbes. The 2022 Overseas Player of the Year Victoria Luiza Barros (BRA), and the recent 12&U Festival champion Keisija Berzina (LAT) are other contenders for the title.
In the boys’ draw, Savva Rybkin, Svit Suljic (SLO) and Mark Ceban (GBR) are the top 3 ranked players. Ceban just claimed his first titles of the year in Bolton, having won both the singles and doubles competitions. One of the local favorites Moise Kouame is in the Race to Monte-Carlo Rankings’ top 10 and played the last Super Category final of 2022 in Stockholm.
Keep an eye on Tennis Europe’s social media channels: Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. There will be many exciting things happening this week in Tarbes, and not just on the tennis court. Today at 6PM the players will attend the first Junior School of this year, where topics such as Safeguarding and Social Media will be covered. For live videos, scores and more, check the Les Petits As match centre: https://www.lespetitsas.com/match-center/