Day ONE :

2019-01-03T06:16:42+00:002nd Jan 2019|Categories: 2019, NEWS, Today|Tags: , |

Damming downs Bryant as Team USA spring ten surprises

The 2019 edition of the British Junior Open kicked off today in Birmingham, with 22 courts in use across four venues from 9am to 9pm – a typically busy opening day.

The biggest upset came in the B15 as Holland’s Rowan Damming ousted 3/4 seed and last year’s U13 champion Jonah Bryant in five dramatic games. Bryant saved three match balls in the third, another in the fourth, but eventually Damming clinched the win 11-9 in the fifth.

Elsewhere it was a great day for the 50-plus strong USA team as their players produced ten seeding upsets.

List of upset results below, roundup on separate post …

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Day One Seeding Upsets :

B11 Marc Voloshin (Usa) 3-1 [5/8] Dylan Kalar (Eng)      3-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-5
B13 Jacob Marrison (Can) 3-0 [9/16] Bailey Malik (Eng)    11-5, 11-6, 12-10
G13 Nili Sprecher (Usa) 3-1 [9/16] Karolina Sramkova (Cze)     11-4, 11-1, 11-7
G13 Kahjin Yap (Usa) 3-0 [9/16] Sara Nedič (Slo)     11-4, 11-7, 11-8

B15 Rowan Damming (Ned) 3-2 [3/4] Jonah Bryant (Eng)     11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 9-11, 11-9
G13 Claire Barnett Pellegrino (Usa) 3-0 [9/16] Charlie Mccrone (Eng)     12-10, 11-8, 11-8
G13 Sarita Popat (Usa) 3-1 [9/16] Lauren Baltayan (Fra)     9-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-5
G19 Nyah Williams (Eng) w/o [9/16] Ingy Hammouda (Egy)     walkover

B19 Ayush Menon (Usa) 3-0 [9/16] Danial Nurhaqiem (Mas)      14-12, 11-9, 11-5
G11 Reka Kemecsei (Eng) 3-2 [9/16] Leelou Laporte (Fra)      11-9, 11-4, 7-11, 9-11, 12-10
B11 Carson Beck (Usa) 3-2 [9/16] Jake Johnston (Eng)     11-4, 11-8, 5-11, 7-11, 11-9
G17  Avni Anand (Usa) 3-1 [9/16] Lydia Robinson (Eng) 7-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-5

B19 Ivan Pérez Saavedra (Esp) 3-1 [9/16] Utkarsh Baheti (Ind)   11-9, 11-9, 11-13, 13-11
B13 Zane Patel (Usa) 3-0 [9/16] Alexander Broadbridge (Eng) 12-10, 11-9, 11-7
B13 Ahmad Haq (Usa) 3-1 [5/8] Ahmed Rashed (Egy) 9-11, 11-1, 11-7, 12-10
B13 Luke Camfield (Eng) 3-1 [9/16] Freddie Jameson (Nzl) 11-8, 11-4, 4-11, 11-9

G17 Lina Tammam (Egy) 3-2 [5/8] Margot Prow (Eng) 8-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-7
G15 Nur Maisara Mohd Azlan Shah (Mas) 3-1 [9/16] Yuvna Gupta (Ind) 11-7, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8
G15 Amelie Haworth (Eng) 3-2 [9/16] Ella Galova (Svk) 12-10, 6-11, 5-11, 11-4, 11-8

Mini-Gallery : lots more in the full gallery