A 23 years old player from Spain, Pablo Abian succeed to make a history and the biggest upset of yesterday’s match. Against Denmark #2, Joachim Persson, Pablo played tactics and effectively before winning rubber set match, 21-19, 19-21, 21-18 for more than two hours. Eight country who will booking tickets to quarterfinal also could be predictable now.
Group 2 :
France vs Cyprus 5-0
MS : Matthieu Lo Ying Ping beat Charis Charalambous 21-8, 21-8
WS : Barbara Mathias beat Dometia Ioannou 21-7, 21-14
MD : Sylvain Grosjean/Laurent Constantin beat Charis Charalambous/Vasilis Vasou 21-11, 21-15
WD : Weny Rahmawati/Pi Hongyan beat Maria Ioannau/Dometia Ioannau 21-12, 21-13
XD : Baptiste Carame/Laura Choinet beat Vasilis Vasou/Maria Ioannau 21-19, 21-14
France playing clever strategy when put Pi Hongyan in Women’s Doubles. Pi replacing Elodie Eymard and partnering with Weny. Most of France players are ‘new comer’ and need more experience.
Switzerland vs Portugal 3-2
XD : Anthony Dumartheray/Sabrina Jaquet lost from Alexandro Paixao/Telma Santos 21-14, 17-21, 18-21
MS : Christian Bosiger lost from Pedro Martins 17-21, 20-22
WS : Jeanine Cicognini beat Telma Santos 21-13, 16-21, 21-9
MD : Christian Bosinger/Anthony Dumartheray beat Alexandre Paixao/Gil Marthins 17-21, 21-17, 21-12
WD : Jeanine Cicognini/Sabrina Jaquet beat Helena Pestana/Ana Reis 21-14, 21-14
What a great comeback from Switzerland after went down 0-2 from Portugal. Thanks to Jeanine whose not effected by previous results and played very well in her singles and doubles matches. Bosi finally gave 1 point to Switzerland when partnering with Anthony in doubles sector.
Switzerland vs Cyprus 5-0
XD : Anthony Dumartheray/Sabrina Jaquet beat Vasou/Maria Ioannau 21-13, 21-9
MS : Livio Dorizzi beat Charis Charalambous 21-15, 21-12
WS : Monika Fischer beat Dometia Ioannau 21-18, 22-20
MD : Christian Bosinger/Anthony Dumartheray beat Charis Charalambous/Vasilis Vasou 21-16, 21-16
WD : Jeanine Cicognini/Sabrina Jaquet beat Dometia Ioannau/Maria Ioannau 21-15, 21-8
Switzerland finallay swept away 5 points in their 2nd match yesterday against Cyprus. Jeanine and Bosi take a rest from their singles and let their younger palyers, Livio and Monika gets more experiences.
France vs Portugal 4-1
XD : Baptiste Careme/Laura Choinet beat Alexandre Paixao/Telma Santos 21-14, 21-17
MS : Brice Laverdez lost from Pedro Martins 19-21, 21-11, 13-21
WS : Pi Hongyan beat Telma Santos 21-13, 21-7
MD : Baptiste Careme/Sylvain Grosjean beat Alexandro Paixao/Gil Martins 21-13, 21-16
WD : Laura Choinet/Weny Rahmawati beat Helena Pestana/Ana Reis 21-7, 21-7
In the afternoon session, Pi just play once in singles and lets Laura Choinet replaced her job in doubles. Brice seems little bit tired when he has to play 3rd set and gave his point to Pedro Martins
Group 6 :
Bulgaria vs Lithuania 4-1
MS : Blagovest Kisyov lost from Kestutis Navickas 21-10, 21-10
WS : Petya Nedelcheva beat Akville Stapusaityte 21-11, 21-8
MD : Julian Hristov/Krasimir Yankov beat Klaudijus Kasinskis/Kestusis Navickas 21-11, 21-14
WD : Petya Nedelcheva/Dimtria Popstoykova beat Kristina Dovydaityte/Akvile Stapusaityte 20-22, 21-12, 21-12
XD : Stiliyan Makarsi/Diana Dimova beat Ramunas Stapusaitis/Ligita Zukauskaite 21-12, 21-17
The semiquarterfinalist, Kestusis Navickas showed off his talent when he successfully stole 1 point from Bulgaria. But two Bulgarian whose has more experience, Petya and Diana secured other 3 points and wrapped up quarterfinal ticket.
Poland vs Finland 4-1
XD : Robert Mateusiak/Kamilla Augustyn beat Tuomas Nuorteva/Noora Virta 21-18, 21-6
MS : Przemyslaw Wacha beat Ville Lang 21-7, 25-23
WS : Natalia Pocztowiak lost from Anu Nieminen 21-17, 21-19
MD : Michal Logosz/Robert Mateusiak beat Mikko Vikman/Tuomas Nuorteva 21-10, 21-9
WD : Kamilla Augustyn/Malgorzata Kurdelska beat Noora Virta/Sanni Rautala 21-11, 21-12
The 32 round Olympic player, Anu Nieminen succeed give 1 point to her country. But Wacha seems too strong for another Olympic player from Finland, Ville Lang although he can forced Wacha with 3 match point in set 2.
Group 1 :
Denmark vs Spain 4-1
MS : Joachim Persson lost from Pablo Abian 19-21, 21-19, 18-21
WS : Nanna Brosolat Jensen beat Beatriz Corrales 21-13, 21-13
MD : Thomas Laybourn/Carsten Mogensen beat Carlos Longo/Eliecer Ojeda 21-7, 21-11
WD : Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Marie Roepke beat Carolina Marin/Ana Ma Martin 21-15, 21-14
XD : Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen beat Haidee Ojeda/Elecer Ojeda 21-9, 21-10
Pablo succeed to make his history when he beats Denmark # 2 MS, Joachim Persson. After suffereing for 2 hours tight match, Pablo celebrate his winning which is the only point for Spain. Nuller whose usual partnering with Boe now having another edge with Thomas when Kamilla stopped playing for a while with Lena Frier whose gets injury and try to play with another doubles player, Marie Roepke.
Ireland vs Slovenia 3-2
XD : Sam Magee/Chloe Magee beat Luka Petric/Spela Silvester 21-18, 17-21, 21-15
MS : Scott Evans beat Iztok Utrosa 21-12, 21-8
WS : Chloe Magee lost from Maja Tvrdy 15-21, 17-21
MD : Scott Evans/Sam Magee beat Iztok Utrosa/Luka Petric 21-12, 21-19
WD : Sinead Chambers/Dona Scott lost from Spella Silvester/Maja Tvrdy 18-21, 11-21
The 32 round Olimpyc player, Maja Tvrdy had great performance yesterday and stoles 2 points for Slovenia. But in the men side, two Ireland Scott Evans and Sam Magee are too strong for Slovenian. Those two finally won 3 points which put their victory over Slovenia.
Group 4 :
Russian vs Norway 5-0
XD : Vitaly Durkin/Nina Vislova beat Matz Menkin/Mari Helena 21-6, 21-8
MS : Vladimir Malkov beat Jonas Christensen 21-7, 21-8
WS : Ella Diehl beat Sara Kverno 21-10, 21-12
MD : Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov beat Jonas Christensen/Maz Menkin 21-6, 21-14
WD : Nina Vislova/Valeri Sorokina beat Mari Helena/Ingrid Teistung 21-10, 21-3
Another big victory for Russian to take huge step for quarterfinal. Not with their full team appearance but they’re still the best in their group.
Belarus vs Latvia 5-0
XD : Aliaksei Konakh/Vlada Cherniavskaya beat Eduards Loze/Kristine Safere 22-20, 21-17
MS : Yauheni Yakauchuk beat Raimonds Cipe 21-17, 21-14
WS : Alesia Zaitsava beat Kristine Sefere 21-12,2 1-12
MD : Yauheni Yakauchuk/Aliaksei Konakh beat Karlis Vidass/Guntis Lavrinovics 24-22, 21-10
WD : Alesia Zaitsava/Vlada Cherniavskaya beat Madara Pukite/Alesia Hodokovska 21-5, 21-3
Within 2 days, Belarus successful swept away 10 points from their opponents. Tomorrow should be their biggest match against Russia to book quarterfinal ticket at Friday match.
Group 3 :
Germany vs Estonia 5-0
XD : Michael Fuchs/Annekatrin Lillie beat Ants Mangel/Koroline Hoim 21-13, 21-10
MS : Dieter Domke beat Raul Must 21-17, 21-19
WS : Xu Huaiwen beat Kati Tolmoff 21-11, 21-16
MD : Michael Fuchs/Ingo Kindervater beat Ants Mangel/Raul Kasner 21-8, 21-6
WD : Sandra Marinello/Annekatrin Lillie beat Laura Vana/Karoliine Hoim 21-15, 24-22
Although adding 2 younger players, Deieter Domke and Annekatrin Lillie from their 1st match, German still keep their record with 5 points swept away. No wonder dan they’ll be the favourite’s one to book quarterfinal ticket.
Sweden vs Slovakia 5-0
XD : Joel Johansson/Emma Wengberg beat Jarolim Vicen/Gabriela Zabavnikova 21-16, 21-13
MS : Kristian Karttunen beat Michal Matejka 21-14, 21-7
WS : Sophia Hansson beat Zuzana Orlovska 21-5, 21-8
MD : Joel Johansson/Johan Kasperi beat Jarolim Vicen/Michal Matejka 21-13, 21-13
WD : Emma Wengberg/Elin Bergblom beat Zuzana Orlovska/Gabriela Zabavnikova 21-14, 21-7
After won tight match 3-2 two days ago over Estonia, Sweden finally easily grab out 5 points from Slovakia. All the games in straight set less than 2,5 hours.
Group 7 :
Iceland vs Italy 3-2
XD : Helgi Johannesson/Tinna Helgadottir beat Rosario Maddaloni/Federica Panini 21-7, 21-15
MS : Magnus Ingi Helgason beat Giovanni Greco 21-16, 21-16
WS : Tinna Helgadottir lost from Agnese Allegrini 18-21, 18-21
MD : Magnus Ingi Helgasson/Helgi Johannesson beat Pierluigi Musiari/Giovanni Traina 21-12, 21-12
WD : Karitas Osk/Snjolaug Johannsdottir lost from Agnese Allegrini/Federica Panini 14-21, 9-21
Magnus and Helgi still on their best form but lack of skill in the women side. The Olympic 2008 qualification player, Agnese Allegrini took 2 points from Sweden for her country.
Ukraine vs Hungary 5-0
MS : Vitaly Konov beat Henrik Toth 21-16, 21-18
WS : Elena Prus beat Sarolta Varga 21-15, 21-14
MD : Valeriy Atrashchenkov /Dmytro Zavadskyy beat David Sarosi/Andras Nemeth 21-10, 21-14
WD : Mariya Dibtan/Anna Kobceva beat Sarolta Varga/Orsolyna Varga 21-9, 21-8
XD : Vladislav Druzchenko/Larisa Griga beat Henrik Toth/Krisztina Adam 21-14, 21-13
Ukraine defeinetely booked their ticket to quarterfinal after taking 10 points from their 2 matches. Really an uniqe way when they change singles players into doubles. Elena Prus replacing Larisa Griga in singles when Larissa played with Vladislav in Mixed Doubles.
Group 8 :
Scotland vs Czech Republic 4-1
XD : Watson Briggs/Imogen Bankier beat Petr Koukal/Martina Benesova 21-20, 24-22
MS : Kieran Merrilees lost from Jan Vondra 21-15, 13-21, 16-21
WS : Susan Hughes beat Kristina Ludikova 21-16, 21-12
MD : Andrew Bowman/Watson Briggs beat Jan Vondra/Pavel Florian 21-10, 22-20
WD : Imogen Bankier/Jillie Cooper beat Kristina Lduikova/Martinea Bensova 21-14, 21-16
MS seems the weakest sector of Scotland. Kieran have to get more experience if he wants to be equal as Imogen or Susan. Bad performance of Petr Koukal from previous match should be the reason he wasn’t played yesterday.
England vs Wales 5-0
MS : Andrew Smith beat Irwansyah 21-8, 21-10
WS : Helen Davies beat Harriet Johnson 21-13, 21-17
MD : Anthony Clark/Nathan Robertson beat Martyn Lewis/Matthew Huges 21-12, 21-5
WD : Jenny Wallwork/Maria Agathagelou beat Carissa Turner/Caroline Harvey 21-12, 21-16
XD : Christoper Adcock/Gabrielle White beat Jonathan Morgan/Kerry Ann Sheppard 21-5, 21-13
Domination of home’s players still continued last night. Ex-Indonesian player, Irwansyah has no chance to repeat his victory on his first match when he has to face England #1 MS, Andrew Smith. Gabby also shows her performance very well when she duet with Chris in XD.
Group 5 :
Belgium vs Austria 4-1
XD : Wauter Claes/Nathalie Descamps beat Roman Zinwald/Elisabeth Baldauf 21-12, 21-15
MS : Yuhan Tan beat Michael Lahnsteiner 21-18, 21-14
WS : Nathalie Descamps beat Claudia Meyer 21-19, 21-10
MD : Wauter Claes/Frederic Mawet lost from Peter Zauner/Michael Lahnsteiner 23-25, 20-22
WD : Steffi Annys/Severina Corvilain beat Belinda Heber/Elisabeth Baldauf 21-14, 21-14
Peter Zauner for the 2nd time proves that he still at his best form. But unfortunately it’s not enough to hold Belgium when they have Yuhan Tan and Nathalie Descamps. Today will be the final moment for Belgium when they meet Netherlands if they really want through quarterfinal round.
Netherlands vs Israel 4-1
MS : Dicky Palyama beat Shai Geffen 21-12, 21-13
WS : Patty Stolzenbach beat Mor Bitterman 21-3, 21-1
MD : Jurgen Wouters/Koen Ridder beat Anton Kracheny/Ilia Konyak 21-8, 21-8
WD : Yao Jie/Pauline Van Dooremalen beat Mor Bitterman/Alina Pugach 21-8, 21-10
XD : Joritt De Ruiter/Ilse Vaessen lost from Misha Zilberman/Svetlana Zilberman 21-11, 16-21, 19-21
The new comer, Israel needs more practice and experience as they’re not being the good one. Lost so easy from Belgium and Netherland they have no chance going through quarterfinal round this year. But participating in this badminton event which is the 1st time for them should be adding valuable experiences to their players.