Asarel Bulgaria Open, Day 2

The second day of qualification finished yesterday in the city of Panagyurishte. Unfortunately, none of our athletes could enter the main draw of the singles’ category.

Singles

Women

Alina Orlovskaya (160 w.r.) was close to the first place in the group. She won two games, but in the third game she lost to Audrey ZARIF (176 w.r.) - 2: 4 (10-12, 8-11, 4-11, 11-2, 11-9, 6-11).

Persistent resistance to the rival from Japan Asuka SASAO (109 w.r.) had Daria Trigolos. Athletes exchanged victories during the match: Daria won the first set, lost in the second and again led after the third, but the final games were left for the Japanese athlete. The meeting ended with the defeat of Daria Trigolos - 3: 4 (11-9, 6-11, 11-5, 3-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-13).

The results of the remaining games:

In the final match of the group stage, Nadezhda Bogdanova lost to the Japanese athlete Miyu MAEDA (69 w.r.) - 0: 4 (7-11, 7-11, 7-11, 4-11).

Men

Pavel Platonov (175 w.r.) started the game against the Japanese athlete Koyo KANAMITSU (222 w.r.) with a victory in the first set (11-7). The next two games our sportsman lost by more or less: 10-12, 11-13. In the fourth, luck was on Pavel's side, he won on the balance 12:10. But the forces for the further struggle existed no longer, and our athlete lost in the match with the score 2: 4 (11-7, 10-12, 11-13, 12-10, 6-11, 5-11).

The results of the remaining games:

In the final match of the group stage Gleb Shamruk (354 w.r.) lost to Yuto KIZUKURI (93 w.r.) - 1: 4 (7-11, 3-11, 12-10, 3-11, 10-12).

Doubles

In 1/8 of the qualifying round, Nikitchenko / Orlovskaya defeated the Serbian duet LUPULESKU / VIGNJEVIC - 3: 1 (11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 11-5). In the first round of the main draw the rivals for our athletes were the first seeded duet, Honoka HASHIMOTO / Hitomi SATO (Japan).

Nadezhda Bogdanova / Daria Trigolos, 7 seeded, will begin performance immediately in the main draw. They will play with the Danish-Swedish pair Stefanie CHRISTENSEN / Daniela MOSKOVITS.

 Khanin / Shamruk double defeated the French one, BOULOUSSA / DIAW 3: 2 (11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 13-15, 11-9) in the 1/16 qualifying round. In the next round, our athletes lost to Viacheslav BUROV / Kirill SKACHKOV (Russia) - 1: 3 (3-11, 3-11, 12-10, 5-11).

Barabanov / Platonov played the first game at the 1/8 stage against the Swedish double Harald ANDERSSON / Hampus SODERLUND. Our athletes lost the first two sets, but they managed to cope with the pressure and won three games in a row - 3: 2 (8-11, 12-14, 12-10, 11-8, 11-4). Today our athletes will meet with Soumyajit GHOSH / Sathiyan GNANASEKARAN (5 seeded) from India.

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