At the International German Junior Championships the last two Berliners have had to leave the tournament. Nevertheless, Benito Sanchez Martinez from the SCC fought valiantly against the number two seeded Filip Jianu, and nearly caught up in the second set. Unfortunately, Santa Strombach (LTTC “Rot-Weiss”) had a bad day and lost against the unseeded Serbian Andjela Skrobonja in two sets.
Today was the first day of the main draw at the Allianz Kundler German Juniors and all favorites had to take action at once. And at least the top-favorites greatly succeeded. The number 1 as well as the number 2 of female juniors, Margaryta Bilokin (UKR) and Romanian Andreea Prisacariu won their matches of the first round without any problems. It was a similar situation for the male juniors, though Argentinian Diaz Acosta, number 15 on the world ranking, had to fight hard for a victory, while Filip Christian Jianu followed in the footsteps of his fellow countrywoman Prisacariu and reached the second round easily.
The year since Rudi Molleker’s magnificent success has passed quickly. As in recent years, the International German Junior Championships (17th to 24th June) are part of the elite of international junior tennis tournaments and follow in the foot steps of the four Grand Slam tournaments.
This year, Rudi Molleker will not compete in Berlin as he is focusing on the ATP world rankings: In Stuttgart he has just defeated the German Davis Cup player Struff, and in the parallel tournament in Halle he received a wildcard. In June of this year, hope lies with the girls, especially with local player Santa Strombach from “Rot-Weiss”. After a strong winter season we can expect a lot of the 16-year old.
The ITF has published the Acceptance Lists for this year's International German Junior Championships. With around 20 players from the TOP 100 in the boys' and girls' event we again can look forward to a high class tournament in June.
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The year since Rudi Molleker’s spectacular success has passed quickly. For some time now, the organizers at the LTTC “Rot-Weiss” have been preparing this year’s tournament, which will take place from 17th to 24th June. Again, Berlin is part of the elite worldwide junior tournaments, following in the footsteps of the four Grand Slam tournaments. Accordingly, the “endowment” at junior tournaments is not of financial value, but comes in the form of points for the world rankings.