Seeking Repeat Success, Japan Heads List on European Return
Site Products
Seeking Repeat Success, Japan Heads List on European Return

Seeking Repeat Success, Japan Heads List on European Return

Seeking Repeat Success, Japan Heads List on European Return

2016 Portugal Junior and Cadet Open
Courtesy of ITTF

Successful on the visit to Europe in February, Japan heads the list in both the Junior Boys’ Singles and Junior Girls’ Singles events at the 2016 Portugal Junior and Cadet Open.

Play starts in the five day tournament, to be staged in Vilanova de Gaia, on Wednesday April 27th.

Yukiya Uda, Koyo Kanamitsu and Yu Kayama head the boys’ list, for the girls it is Miyu Nagasaki, Kana Takeuchi and Yuko Kato. All are players who have enjoyed success on this year’s ITTF World Junior Circuit.

Won in Czech Republic
Currently Yukiya Uda, 14 years old, is listed at no.2 (1,670 points) on the ITTF World Junior Circuit Boys’ Standings and at no.15 on the Under 18 Boys’ World Rankings.

Three appearances to date on the 2016 ITTF World Junior Circuit, he won in the Czech Republic, before in both France and Sweden not being able to replicate the form enjoyed in the first tournament of the year.

He was beaten in the opening round in France, in the second round in Sweden.

Worthy Adversaries
A title for Yukiya Uda; as yet this year such an accolade has not been achieved by Koyo Kanamitsu or by Yu Kayama but both have proved themselves most worthy adversaries.

Koyo Kanamitsu reached the quarterfinal stage of the Junior Boys’ Singles event in France, after having progressed to the third round in the Czech Republic.

Similar
It is somewhat similar for Yu Kayama, he was the runner up in Sweden, having the previous week in France not enjoyed the best of fortunes when experiencing an opening round defeat.

Presently 15 year old Koyo Kanamitsu is named at no.24 on the Under 18 World Rankings, Yu Kayama, 14 years of age, is one place lower at no.25; on the Standings, Yu Kayama is at no.5 (1,355 points), Koyo Kanamitsu at no.16 (860 points).

Higher Level of Success
Success for the leading male Japanese players on duty in Vilanova de Gaia; for the girls, the level of success is even greater.

Yuko Kato is the most successful female player on this year’s ITTF Junior Circuit, a semi-finalist in the Czech Republic, later she won in both France and Sweden; listed at no.22 on the current Under 18 Girls’ World Rankings, Yuko Kato heads the Standings (3,410 points).

Enjoyed Success
Equally both Miyu Nagasaki and Kana Takeuchi have enjoyed a high success rate on the 2016 ITTF World Junior Circuit.

Kana Takeuchi won in the Czech Republic, before in France reaching the third round of the Junior Girls’ Singles event and semi-finals in Sweden.

Reached Latter Stages
Meanwhile, for Miyu Nagasaki, no ITTF Junior Circuit Girls’ Singles title has been procured but in all three tournaments, in which she has competed, she has reached the latter stages.

In the Czech Republic she was beaten by Romania’s Adina Diaconu at the quarterfinal stage, in both France and Sweden Yuko Kato proved her nemesis; in France in the round of the last eight, in Sweden at the semi-final stage.

On the Under 18 Girls’ World Rankings, Miyu Nagasaki is listed at no.17, Kana Takeuchi one place lower at no.18; on the ITTF World Junior Circuit Girls’ Standings, Miyu Nagasaki is at no.5 (1,630 points), Kana Takeuchi three places higher at no.2 (2,290 points).

Completing Top Eight Names
Germany’s Jonah Schlie, competing in his first ITTF World Junior Circuit tournament of the year, completes the top four names in the Junior Boys’ Singles event, in the counterpart Junior Girls’ Singles competition it is the host nation’s Marta Santos.

Further down the order Aoto Asazu and Takeru Kashiwa, also from Japan, in addition to Germany’s Tom Eise and Portugal’s Paulo Silva are the next boys in the pecking order; for the girls it is Portugal’s Raquel Andrade, India’s Selena Selvakumar, Raquel Martins, also from Portugal and Lithuania’s Aiste Dervinyhe.

Schedule
The schedule commences with the Junior Boys’ Singles and Junior Girls’ Singles events.

Visit the official 2016 Portugal Junior and Cadet Open competition page for complete results & coverage.

Latest News

Triangle’s 2022 Butterfly September Tournament

September 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis Club hosted their Butterfly September open last weekend.  There were… Read More

Pan Am U11 & U13 Results: Team USA’s Strong Results in Santo Domingo

September 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo USATT) The 2022 ITTF Pan American U11 and U13 Championships were held this week… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips with Yu Di – The Forehand Smash

September 23, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Yu Di is working with Risheetha Bhagawatulaa on the… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Nandan Naresh – Forehand Loop Side To Side Footwork

September 22, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Nandan Naresh is executing the forehand loop while working… Read More

Butterfly Spin & Smash October Open – Saturday 1, Sunday 2, 2022

September 21, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) USATT Sanctioned 2-Star Table Tennis Tournament with $2,525 in Cash Prizes! Saturday, October 1… Read More

Butterfly Ask The Experts No. 426- Equipment Suggestion

September 19, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I want to downgrade on my blade… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: Blowing Ball in Air

September 19, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) We’re going to have a little fun this week. There’s more to table tennis than… Read More

World Championships Preview: Changing of the Guard for Germany?

September 19, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) No Boll, no Ovtcharov, and no Franziska?  Germany announced last Friday that their squad for… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.