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Baranes and Put win Inaugural Helsinki Tournament

Baranes and Put win Inaugural Helsinki Tournament

Helsinki (FIN) | 14&U Cat.1, Helsinki Open

It was a story of firsts in Helsinki, which played host to the first-ever TEJT Category 1 tournament in Finland. In another first, Stan Put (NED) has captured his maiden Cat.1 title on the Junior Tour. He adds this milestone achievement to his four other singles trophies. Keeping a clean sheet all tournament, he took out Race to Monte-Carlo leader Niall Pickerd-Barua (GBR) in the semifinals en route to a win in the final over the German Johann Nagel-Heyer 6-3 6-1.

Meanwhile, Daniel Baranes has gone from strength to strength since winning the 12&U Festival last November. The Israeli also scored a first of her own: a debut 14&U singles win, bringing her singles titles tally on the TEJT to three. In the final, she came from behind to defeat Ukraine’s Daria Bilyk 6-7(6) 6-4 6-1.

Boys’ doubles champs: Kaius Ketola (FIN) & Alex Tuomolin (FIN) 

Girls’ doubles champs: Anna Nerelli (ITA) & Arianna Ovarelli (ITA)

Antalya (TUR)  | 14&U Cat.2 | ITF/TE Development Championships

Week 1 of this event featured players from 10 ‘Tier 1’ developing tennis nations and saw local Gerem Genc take the boy’s trophy. Girls’ champ Tea Kovacevic from Bosnia posts another great result in 2024, adding to her Cat.3 title in Belgrade as well as to her great runs to the quarters in both Stockholm Super Category and Tim Essonne Cat.1 events.

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Auray (FRA) | 12&U Cat.1 | Open Super 12

The focus was on the Brittany Region of France for one of the world’s biggest 12&U events, which included great hospitality and a flurry of Social Media activity. Honors in the singles went to Arthur Salafa (FRA) and Elizaveta Anikina (EST). For more, visit:

 More news:

  • Insernhagen (GER): There were more spoils for Turkish players as Zeliha Nil Çukurluoglo captured her third singles title on the TEJT, as did boys’ champ Luys Calin (GER) at the 14&U Cat.3 Cup der Nordverbande.
  • Development Championships: In addition to the tournament mentioned above, a 12&U training camp was also held in time for week 2, which will feature a 12&U tournament as well as a second 14&U event.
  • Junior School sessions were held in Helsinki and Antalya this week. Read more here:

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