Day 1 – European Junior Team Championships U15/U17
The first day of the European Junior U15/U17 Championships has come to an end. 19 teams are participating in the U15 category and 20 teams for the U17. The event is organized by the Dutch Squash Federation and Squash Time Eindhoven. After the European Club Championships there is another European Championship in the south of Holland.
Under 15 Championship
No big surprises on the first day of the event as the top seeded countries (England, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic) managed to win their matches. However Russia scored the first small upset, as 17th seed they managed to beat number 9 seed Belgium 2-1. Unfortunately for Russia the where not able to surprise again later today, Wales was too strong for the Russians. Tomorrow the teams will play their final matches of the pools to decide which teams will make it into the quarter finals.
Under 17 Championship.
Under 17 The biggest upset of the day was in the Number 12 seed Poland managed to win from top 4 seed Ireland. Jakub Pytlowany and Jakub Gogol managed to win from Sean White and Omar Wahed. Tomorrow Poland will face number five seed Spain. Will they be able to surprise again? Ireland needs a win from Spain to be able to reach the quarter finals. Same as for the Under 15 the teams will play their final matches of the pools to decide which teams will make it into the quarter finals.
Follow or visit SquashTime Eindhoven and support your team! Entrance for the European Championship is for free. As spectator you are able to see the future talents live in action! If you are not able to travel to the event then you are able to follow the center court matches on the livestreaming. On all the other courts there is Livescoring of all the matches.