Top seeds on course for Junior Masters triumphs

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Top seeds on course for Junior Masters triumphs

There will be an all-Russian final of the girls’ 14 & Under event as Maria Bondarenko takes on Diana Shnaider. Shnaider survived Saturday’s toughest encounter, overcoming the loss of the second set before eventually outlasting top seeded Belarusian Jana Kolodynska 7-5 4-6 6-4. Her opponent’s path was much more straightforward, as Bondarenko was always in control, securing a 6-2 6-4 win over Elena Karner of Austria.

Jack Pinnington Jones became the first British player to reach a Junior Masters final since 2010, thanks to a controlled 6-4 6-3 win over second seeded Russian Igor Kudriashov. On Sunday he faces home favourite Luca Nardi, after the top seeded Les Petits As champion beat German Samofalov 6-4 6-2 in his semi-final.

European Junior Championship silver medallist Nini Dica of Romania picked up where he left off on Friday, scoring another convincing win to advance to the boys’ 16 & Under final. He conceded just five games to Matas Vasiliiauskas of Lithuania to set up a meeting with third seed Anthony Genov on Sunday. Genov was made to work somewhat harder, recovering from a set down to eventually overpower Austria’s Lukas Neumayer 4-6 6-3 6-3.

The 16 & Under girls’ final will see another European Champion silver medallist – Caijsa Hennemann – take on top seed Carole Monnet of France. The two players advanced to Sunday’s showdown with similar scorelines; Monnet beat Marketa Panackova of Czech Republic 6-1 6-3, while Sweden’s Hennemann conceded just one more game to Weronika Baszak of Poland, in the final match of the day to be completed.

Sunday’s order of play is now available here. Click here for a photo gallery.

Draws and Results

Boys 14 & Under

(1) Luca Nardi (ITA) d. German Samofalov (UKR) 6-4 6-2
(3) Jack Pinnington Jones (GBR) d. (2) Igor Kudriashov (RUS) 6-4 6-3

Girls 14 & Under

(4) Diana Shnaider (RUS) d. (1) Jana Kolodynska (BLR) 7-5 4-6 6-4
(2) Maria Bondarenko (RUS) d. Elena Karner (AUT) 6-2 6-4

Boys 16 & Under

(1) Nina Dica (ROU) d. (4) Matas Vasiliauskas (LTU) 6-2 6-3
(3) Anthony Genov (BUL) d. Lukas Neumayer (AUT) 4-6 6-3 6-3

Girls 16 & Under

(1) Carole Monnet (FRA) d. (4) Marketa Panackova (CZE) 6-1 6-3
Caijsa Hennemann (SWE) d. Weronika Baszak (POL) 6-3 6-2

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