Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Under-16 European Tour: Torneo Dell'Avenire

Unseeded Spaniard Albert Alcaraz-Ivorra took home the title at this prestigious Category 1 event. He swept Croatian Borna Coric (No.8 seed) 60 61 in the final. Alcaraz-Ivorra had to go the extra mile in the quarter finals, laboring to defeat last week's chamption Thai-Son Kwiatkowski from the United States. The score was 67 75 60, and that gave him the momentum to win his last 2 matches in straight sets. Coric, for his part, had a very tough SF outing, managing to eliminate highly touted Italian Filippo Baldi with a score of 57 64 62. However, he literally left his all in the semis, as he was completely crushed in the final by Alcaraz-Ivorra.

Spain continues with their tradition of raising bright prospects, and it looks like Alcaraz-Ivorra could follow the footstepts of Carlos Boluda, Pablo Carreno-Busta, Roberto Carballes and Javier Marti among others.

The tour now continues with the Category 2 tournament "Citta' di Crema. However, many of the top prospects will be skipping it due to it being a lower category tournament.

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