Egypt takes 5 Gold as England &
Ukraine claim U19 titles
The last day of the tournament
promised to be very exciting, and it's was! With an exhilarating
set of finals.
The finals of the Under 13 untill Under 19 were all scheduled on
the livestream court, but because players were so evenly
levelled, the tournament ended 90 minutes later than scheduled.
Alina Bushma came short in the G19 final against her compatriot
Nadiia Usenko (PSA 92) and the only #1 seed to win today,
in an intense battle in four games. This was just the second
title this season after winning the Belgian Open earlier this
Lewis Anderson claimed his first tournament in victory in
B19 against the second seed Ivan Perez, who had to cancel his
early flight with getting to the final unexpectedly. Both
players gave their all and it showed on court. Supported by a
lot of fans Lewis managed to pull out a 3-1 victory.
Egypt as ever gets back home with 5 of the 6 titles from
U11 to U15, making that 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.
The organisation likes to thank all players, coaches, parents
and supporters. Special thanks to the sponsors, and tournament
Tournament Director Tom Lucas concluded: “I am beyond
exhausted, but it was all worth it. Thanks everyone for making
it such an amazing event. Without everyones effort, this would
not be possible. I hope to see you all next year!”
Day Three was a big day for many players. Semi-finals day
promised to be a day with very close matches. Close to the end
of the tournament anything can happen and this is the stage
where nobody likes to lose.
In the Girls Under 19 it was Alina Bushma who shattered
Dutch hopes, by winning against Fleur Maas 3-1. There she will
face Nadiia Usenko who managed to win in four long games
Marta Domingues managed to get in the final in the Girls
under 17. She beat Marie-Amelie Callebaut relatively easy in
three short games. In the final will play against Margot Prow,
causing upset after upset this tournament. Will she be able to
continue her winning streak and beat Marta in the Final?
Maxwel Velazquez had a tough match against the popular
englishman Jack Mitterer. Despite the loud cheering from the
english supporters, Jack could not manage to pull out a win.
After four close games it was Max who came out as the Velazquez
will play Indian Neel Joshi, who played a very solid
match against “Ollie” Green, by winning in straight games.
Congratulations to all players who reached the final of the DPD
Dutch Junior Open 2018.
Day TWO Roundup:
Dutch Glory in Girls Under 19
Today was an exciting day, the atmosphere was getting more
intense towards the quarter final matches. The stakes were high,
a place in the semi-final of the prestigious DPD Dutch Junior
Open 2018. We saw blood, sweat, tears, happiness, spectacular
rallies and numerous dives where even the “Canonball” Rodrigues
could learn something from.
Dutch Glory in de Girls under 19 as Fleur Maas wins her
quarterfinal 11-1 11-9 11-1 against the rising star from Italy
Cristina Tartarone. In the Semi-final will play against Alina
Bushma, who prevented an all Dutch semi-final by beating Gabi
Fritsche with 3-0.
In the Boys Under 13 Luhann Groenewald is continuing his winning
streak and reached the semi-final by beating the frenchman Lilo
Toussaint in straight games. He will play against Abdallah Eissa
from England who beat Indian player Vivaan Shah in four close
Furthermore we would like to congratulate all other
semi-finalists with their great achievement:
Day ONE in Amsterdam:
The DPD Dutch Junior Open traditionally the last tournament of
the ESF Junior Circuit, also known as the Grand Final, has
With a temperature outside of 25 degrees and a humidity over 95%
conditions are tough and demanding. It all adds to the unique
atmosphere at the venue, where a few great ex-pros (Chris
Walker, Jonathan Kemp, Stuart Boswell, Natalie Grinham) are
present to coach the possible future champions
For the first time in thirty one years there is a under 11
category. With 17 boys and 14 girls represented it looks as
though this will be a permanent category for the future.
There were no great upsets on day one, although a few must be
In the Girls under 17 Kiera Marshall from England beat
3/4 seed Ninon Lemarchand.
In the Boys' U19 Hungarian top seed seed Peter Devald lost in a
50 minute five-setter against Englishman Carlton Oldham,
and Lewis Anderson beat Canadian 3/4 seed Dominic Wren in
three close three games.
Tournament Director Tom Lucas stated: “I am happy with
the start of the tournament, I saw some great matches and the
atmosphere is amazing. We are also getting a lot of positive
response to our livestreaming. I am excited for tomorrow!”