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European U19 Championships 2011
16-24 April, Kriens, Switzerland


Final: [1] England 3-0 [2] Belgium

Nathan Lake bt Tom de Mulder          11/3, 11/8, 11/8
Emily Whitlock bt Nele Gilis               11/5, 11/3, 11/2
Declan James bt Jan Van den Herrewegen  11/9, 11/8

England complete the clean sweep

Top seeds and defending champions England duly retained the European U19 team title as their Individual champions Nathan Lake and Emily Whitlock put paid to the hopes of first-time finalists Belgium.

First on was Lake, who beat Tom de Mulder in straight games, then Whitlock was her usual efficient self as she beat Nele Gilis with increasing authority, leaving Declan James to mop up the dead rubber.

Earlier the Czech Republic recorded their best-ever finish with a 2-1 victory over third seeds France.

Team Semi-Finals:
[1] England 3-0 [5] Czech Republic
   Nathan Lake 3-0 Daniel Mekbib           11-8, 11-4, 11-6
   James Earles 2-0 Lukas Levinsky                 11-6, 11-4
   Emily Whitlock 3-0 Tereza Svobodova 11-3, 11-2, 11-3

[2] Belgium 2-1 [3] France
  Tom De Mulder 3-0 Jerome Dadot             11-6, 11-5, 11-3
  Jan Vd. Herrewegen 3-1 Alex Cogno 6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7
  Nele Gilis 1-3 Melissa Alves                       8-11, 9-11, 3-11

5/8 Semis:
2-1 Switzerland, Wales 3-0 Germany

Top seeds to contest team final

It will be the top two seeds who contest the final of the team championship in Kriens after contrasting quarter and semi-final matches today.

Defending champions England, able to call on both individual champions and the second and third-placed boys, cruised past Spain in the quarter-finals and then surprise semi-finalists Czech Republic in the evening's semis.

Second seeds Belgium took a harder route, beating Germany 2-1 in the quarter-finals and then getting past third seeds France by the same scoreline in the semi-finals.

It all came down to a decider between Jan Van den Herrewegen and Alexandre Cogno ... the Belgian report follows ...

A first for Belgium

Today the Belgian U19 team wrote history. For the first time Belgium reached the final in the European team championships,  beating France in the semi-final.

Tom De Mulder opened the fight, playing relentless squash. The Frenchman Jerome Dadot couldn’t cope with the pressure of Tom’s game. He took the match 3-0.

Next up was Nele Gilis against Melissa Alves. In the beginning both players were playing good competitive squash. But soon Nele wasn’t able to handle Melissa’s pace. She was too strong for the 15 year old from Belgium.

Then at 1-1 in matches, Jan Van den Herrewegen had to play the decider against Alex Cogno. There was a lot of pressure on Jan, since he lost against the Frenchman 3-1 in the individual championships five days earlier.

In the first set it seemed like Alexandre was in control of the match and played at a very high pace. But in the second Jan played more accurately. He kept the ball more in the back of the court, giving him more opportunities and more control in the match.

After winning the second, he continued playing steady in the third. Soon the Frenchman became tired, he couldn’t handle the pressure anymore and started making a lot of errors. In the fourth, Jan kept playing good squash while his opponent was hitting the tin too often.

After a great exciting match, Jan won 3-1. That decided the match and put Belgium in the final for the first time ever.

Tomorrow we play England at 3 o’clock. Their team is very strong, including both European champions.. But we’ll give everything we’ve got to beat them ...

The French report


[1] England 3-0 [7] Spain
[5] Czech Republic 2-1 [6] Switzerland
[3] France 2-1 [4] Wales
[2] Belgium 2-1 [8] Germany

Full Team Draws & Results

Photos from David McAlpine

Final Positions:

1. England
2. Belgium
3. Czech Republic
4. France
5. Spain
6. Wales
7. Germany
8. Switzerland
9. Scotland
10. Hungary
11. Portugal
12. Israel
13. Netherlands
14. Ireland
15. Finland
16. Sweden
17. Poland
18. Norway

Day Two Team Results

Day One Team Results

Team Draws:

Pool A:
England, Germany, Scotland, Israel, Norway

Pool B:
Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland, Poland

Pool C:
France, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden

Pool D:
Czech Republic, Wales, Portugal, Hungary

Team Draws & Results

Follow the French

19-Apr, Finals:

[1] Emily Whitlock (Eng) bt
[2] Tesni Evans (Wal)
        11/6, 11/8, 13/11

[1] Nathan Lake (Eng)  bt  [3/4] James Earles (Eng)
         11/6, 11/8, 11/7

Whitlock and Lake deliver English Double

As predicted by the seedings, it was an English double in Kriens as top seeds Emily Whitlock and Nathan Lake collected the European U19 individual titles.

Whitlock took a two-game lead over second seeded Tesni Evans, but the Welsh girl pushed Whitlock all the way in the third. From 8-all Whitlock earned two match balls but errors on the volley put Evans level, and she won a game ball of her own at 11-10.

Whitlock was not to be denied though as she added the European title to the BJO, British and English titles she has amassed over recent months.

Lake faced 3/4 seed James Earles, who had taken out second seeded English champion Declan James in the semi-finals, and pulled clear in each of the three games to finally land a big title. 

18-Apr, Semi-Finals:

[1] Emily Whitlock (Eng) bt [9/16] Elvira Bedjai (Fra)
           11/4, 11/2, 11/0
[2] Tesni Evans (Wal) bt [3/4] Melissa Alves (Fra)
           11/5, 11/8, 12/10

[1] Nathan Lake (Eng) bt [5/8] Nick Hopcroft (Eng)
            11/3, 11/5, 11/4
 [3/4] James Earles (Eng) bt [2] Declan James (Eng) 
             12/10, 10/12, 9/11, 11/6, 11/8

English aim for double in Kriens

It's down to the semi-finals in Switzerland, and England are already guaranteed a 1-2-3 (and 4) in the Boys' event, with top seed Emily Whitlock still on course in the Girls' event.

We'd love to hear news from some of the teams out there ....

Boys' Quarter-Finals:

[1] Nathan Lake (Eng) bt [5/8] Zbynek Standera (Cze)
        11/5, 11/2, 11/4

[5/8] Nick Hopcroft (Eng) bt [3/4] Tom De Mulder (Bel)
        5/11, 11/5, 3/11, 11/7, 116/

[3/4] James Earles (Eng) bt [9/16] Hugo Varela (Esp)
         11/7, 11/1, 11/1

[2] Declan James (Eng) bt [5/8] Olly Holland (Eng)
         11/9, 11/6, 11/5

Girls' Quarter-Finals:

[1] Emily Whitlock (Eng) bt [5/8] Hannah Davies (Wal)
          11/2, 11/3, 11/4

[9/16] Elvira Bedjai (Fra) bt [9/16] Victoria T-Murray (Eng)
          11/8, 11/9, 12/10

[3/4] Melissa Alves (Fra) bt [5/8] Caroline Sayegh (Ger)
          11/5, 11/6, 11/4

[2] Tesni Evans (Wal) bt [9/16] Nele Gilis (Bel)
          11/5, 11/4, 12/10

English duo seeded for Euro success

England's Nathan Lake and Emily Whitlock are top seeds for the 2011 edition of the European U19 Championships, being held in Kirens, Switzerland. In the finals Lake is expected to meet Declan James, who beat him to claim the English U19 title last month, while Whitlock is seeded to meet Eales' Tesni Evans.

After the individual events England will be expected to go on to claim both team titles ...

Team Entries: 
Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales.

Direct from Switzerland

Girls' Draw & Results

Boys' Draw & Results

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