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IC European Junior Challenge at Albinea Tennis Club - 14th July


Congratulations to the Irish team that represented us at the IC European JUnior Challenge in Italy where they finished 5th out of 8 teams. They had beaten Austria 6/0 , lost to Sweden 4/3 in a champions tiebreak and lost to eventual winners Italy before the played in the 5th/6th place playoff. For all the results, please go to www.tennisalbinea.com.

The final was won by Italy over Spain with a decisive mixed doubles tiebreak win.

Press Release - Sunday 14th July 2013

COMPASS IC EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHALLENGE ENDED AT ALBINEA TENNIS CLUB

ITALY - SPAIN 4 - 3. WHAT A SHOW AT ALBINEA!

ITALIANS AT THE 1ST POSITION IN EUROPE WITH A PASS TO WIMBLEDON

DECISIVE BEATRICE TORELLI FOR ITALIAN FINAL VICTORY

Italia did it well. There was a mountain (called Spain) to climb in order to
reach the highest step of the podium at Compass European Junior Challenge
competition; there was hard obstacle to overcome, like Pedro Martinez and
hot team mate Jorge Lopez. Will, determination and some luck was needed to
compete until the end with such strongest opponents. Today Italian Team of
Coach Tenconi infamed team values and collected every small opportunity
Spain offered. Only a final, terrible, match tie break, played by the mixed
double decided the victory of Italy. A final match without a second chance,
played by the best players of both teams, at a distance of 10 points. The
score was 9-7 when the referee got down his highchair and said Spanish drive
was out. And the party started everywhere with lengthy applause to coach
Tenconi and all the players. Beatrice Torelli, grown at Albinea Tennis, now
playing with Sporting Sassuolo, was decisive for the final victory. Entering
the semifinals because of Federica Mordegan's injury, Beatrice always won,
both in single and double matches. Before the decisive mixed double match,
the result was 3 all. Beatrice Torelli e Bianca Turati, the girls, won
single and double matches, while Corrado Summaria and Giovanni Fonio, the
boys, could do nothing against the strongest Spanish team. One of the nicest
thing of European Junior Challenge is the ability of joining boys and girls
in order to create a competitive team. This was the final classification of
Compass European Junior Challenge: Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden,
Ireland, Luxembourg, Austria and Russia. On tennis courts and during
collateral activities culture and fairplay of the athletes was a constant of
the whole event. The most liked initiatives were the visit to Ferrari Museum
at Maranello and the visit to La Razza Cheese Farm, producing Parmigiano
Reggiano, Albinea Summer Party and the Wolcome BBQ at Trattoria Marrucci.  

On  <http://www.tennisalbinea.com> www.tennisalbinea.com, website of Albinea
Tennis Club, on line results, pictures and video of the event.



These are the results of today's finals:

1st place           ITALY - SPAGNA                                 4 - 3

Pedro Martinez (SPA) b. Corrado Summaria (ITA)          6/4 6/1

Jorge Lopez (SPA) b. Giovanni Fonio (ITA)                   6/3 6/2

Bianca Turati (ITA) b. Ana Roman (SPA)                        6/1 6/1

Beatrice Torelli (ITA) b. Maria Gutierrez (SPA)                7/6 6/1

Lopez/Martinez (SPA) b. Summaria/Fonio (ITA)             6/0 6/0

Turati/Torelli (ITA) b. Gutierrez/Roman (SPA)                  6/4 6/1

Summaria/Torelli (ITA) b. Martinez/Roman (SPA)            10/7


3rd place           GREAT BRITAIN - SWEDEN                4 - 2

Mason Recci (GBR) b. Axel Oljons (SWE)                     9/2

Luke Oakley (GBR) b. Markus Vidgren (SWE)               9/1

Wilhelmina Palmer (SWE) b. Eleanor Millard (GBR)       9/5

Emily Arbuthnott (GBR) b. Sofia Ferding (SWE)            9/3

Recci/Oakley (GBR) b. Oljons/Vidgre (SWE)                 9/3

Ferding/Palmer (SWE) b. Millard/ Arbuthnott (GBR)       9/4


5th place           IRELAND - LUXEMBOURG                  4 - 1

Byorn Thomson (IRL) b. Raphael Calzi (LUX)                 9/6

Sebastien Morel (LUX) b. Morgan Lohan (IRL)               9/6

Julie Byrne (IRL) b. Sharon Pesch (LUX)                       9/5

Lauren Deegan (IRL) b. Laurence Maringer (LUX)           9/1

Thomson/Lohan (IRL) b. Calzi/Morel (LUX)                    9/6

Byrne/Deegan (IRL) c. Maringer/Pesh (LUX)                  non disputata per
accordo capitani


7th place           AUSTRIA - RUSSIA                             5 - 1

Jakob Aichhorn (AUT) b. Kiril Osaduchuk (RUS)            9/0

Bernhard Schranz (AUT) b. Ivan Bukin (RUS)                 9/0

Katarina Sopkova (AUT) b. Natalia Kisileva (RUS)         9/2

Sofya Belyaeva (RUS) b. Franziska Anna Hotter (AUT)  9/3

Aichhorn/Schranz (AUT) b. Bukin/Osaduchuk (RUS)       9/2

Hotter/Sopkova (AUT) b. Kisileva/Belyaeva (RUS)         9/8            



Compass European Junior Challenge Referee : Mr. Stefano Sacchi.