Yukiya Uda Success at First Attempt
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Yukiya Uda Success at First Attempt

The Difference a Year Makes, Yukiya Uda Success at First Attempt
2016 ITTF Czech Junior and Cadet Open
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Beaten by Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic one year ago in the second round in four straight games (11-5, 11-7, 12-10, 11-8); Japan’s Yukiya Uda turned the tables to beat his nemesis of 2015 to win the Junior Boys’ Singles title at the 2016 Czech Junior and Cadet Open in Hodonin on the evening of ThursdayFebruary 11th.

Occupying the no.4 seeded position in the draw, Yukiya Uda overcame the top seeded Slovenian in six games (7-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7) to secure the first ITTF Junior Circuit Boys’ Singles title of his career.

Appearances
Success it was a reward for effort; the 14 year old competed nine times on the 2015 ITTF World Junior Circuit, no player made more appearances.

Latter Stages
Impressive in the final, in the latter stages Yukiya Uda was equally impressive.

At the quarterfinal stage he beat Austria’s Andreas Levenko, the no.6 seed (11-3, 13-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7), before ousting Aliaksandr Khanin of Belarus, the no.5 seed (18-16, 6-11, 11-4, 1-11, 11-3, 11-9) to reserve his place in the final.

Meanwhile, in the same rounds, Darko Jorgic accounted for Poland’s Tomasz Kotowski, a player who had been required to negotiate the qualification stages (11-7, 3-11, 11-1, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6), prior to reserving his place in the final courtesy of success in opposition to Russia’s Nikita Yarushin, the no.13 seed (11-6, 11-2, 11-8, 12-10).

Highly Rated Duo Departs
A somewhat surprise winner, earlier in the day there had been two most surprising results.

Romania’s Cristian Pletea, the no.2 seed, had been beaten by Danish qualifier Anders Lind in round three (11-9, 11-8, 12-10, 13-11); one round later the host nation’s Tomas Polansky, the no.3 seed, had suffered at the hands of Nikita Yarushin (11-7, 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 5-11, 12-10).

Notably, Anders Lind continued his good form to beat Russia’s Maxim Kiselev, the no.9 seed (12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 11-6, 8-11, 12-10); before at the quarterfinal stage Aliaksandr Khanin halted adventures. Progress ended but the young man from Belarus needed the full seven games to secure victory (7-11, 11-2, 12-14, 11-1, 8-11, 12-10, 11-6).

Beaten by Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic one year ago in the second round in four straight games (11-5, 11-7, 12-10, 11-8); Japan’s Yukiya Uda turned the tables to beat his nemesis of 2015 to win the Junior Boys’ Singles title at the 2016 Czech Junior and Cadet Open in Hodonin on the evening of Thursday February 11th.

Occupying the no.4 seeded position in the draw, Yukiya Uda overcame the top seeded Slovenian in six games (7-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7) to secure the first ITTF Junior Circuit Boys’ Singles title of his career.

Appearances
Success it was a reward for effort; the 14 year old competed nine times on the 2015 ITTF World Junior Circuit, no player made more appearances.

Latter Stages
Impressive in the final, in the latter stages Yukiya Uda was equally impressive.

At the quarterfinal stage he beat Austria’s Andreas Levenko, the no.6 seed (11-3, 13-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7), before ousting Aliaksandr Khanin of Belarus, the no.5 seed (18-16, 6-11, 11-4, 1-11, 11-3, 11-9) to reserve his place in the final.

Meanwhile, in the same rounds, Darko Jorgic accounted for Poland’s Tomasz Kotowski, a player who had been required to negotiate the qualification stages (11-7, 3-11, 11-1, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6), prior to reserving his place in the final courtesy of success in opposition to Russia’s Nikita Yarushin, the no.13 seed (11-6, 11-2, 11-8, 12-10).

Highly Rated Duo Departs
A somewhat surprise winner, earlier in the day there had been two most surprising results.

Romania’s Cristian Pletea, the no.2 seed, had been beaten by Danish qualifier Anders Lind in round three (11-9, 11-8, 12-10, 13-11); one round later the host nation’s Tomas Polansky, the no.3 seed, had suffered at the hands of Nikita Yarushin (11-7, 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 5-11, 12-10).

Notably, Anders Lind continued his good form to beat Russia’s Maxim Kiselev, the no.9 seed (12-10, 11-6, 2-11, 11-6, 8-11, 12-10); before at the quarterfinal stage Aliaksandr Khanin halted adventures. Progress ended but the young man from Belarus needed the full seven games to secure victory (7-11, 11-2, 12-14, 11-1, 8-11, 12-10, 11-6).

Silver Medal Earlier
Runners up spot for Darko Jorgic in the Junior Boys’ Singles event; in the counterpart Junior Boys’ Doubles competition, earlier in the day it had been the same outcome.

Partnering the host nation’s Tomas Polansky and occupying the top seeded position in the event, they experienced a four games defeat in the final, losing to the combination of Austria’s Andreas Levenko and Romania’s Cristian Pletea, the no.2 seeds (11-8, 13-11, 5-11, 13-11).

Semi-Finals
Earlier at the semi-final stage, Andreas Levenko and Cristian Pletea had beaten Japan’s Takeru Kashiwa and Yu Kayama, the no.10 seeds, in a tension packed full distance duel determined by the narrowest of margins (4-11, 11-5, 13-11, 6-11, 12-10); while rather more comfortably Darko Jorgic and Tomas Polansky had overcame the Romanian partnership of Alexandru Manole and Rares Sipos (11-7, 12-10, 11-6).

Team Events Start
Proceedings concluded in the Junior Boys’ Singles and Junior Boys’ Doubles events; the Junior Boys’ Team and Cadet Boys’ Team events commence on Friday February 12th.

Silver Medal Earlier
Runners up spot for Darko Jorgic in the Junior Boys’ Singles event; in the counterpart Junior Boys’ Doubles competition, earlier in the day it had been the same outcome.

Partnering the host nation’s Tomas Polansky and occupying the top seeded position in the event, they experienced a four games defeat in the final, losing to the combination of Austria’s Andreas Levenko and Romania’s Cristian Pletea, the no.2 seeds (11-8, 13-11, 5-11, 13-11).

Semi-Finals
Earlier at the semi-final stage, Andreas Levenko and Cristian Pletea had beaten Japan’s Takeru Kashiwa and Yu Kayama, the no.10 seeds, in a tension packed full distance duel determined by the narrowest of margins (4-11, 11-5, 13-11, 6-11, 12-10); while rather more comfortably Darko Jorgic and Tomas Polansky had overcame the Romanian partnership of Alexandru Manole and Rares Sipos (11-7, 12-10, 11-6).

Team Events Start
Proceedings concluded in the Junior Boys’ Singles and Junior Boys’ Doubles events; the Junior Boys’ Team and Cadet Boys’ Team events commence on Friday February 12th.

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