Blue skies, Sahara sun and more than 500 spectators in the Steffi Graf stadium were ideal conditions for the singles finals of the International German Junior Championships 2019 at the traditional club LTTC "Rot-Weiss" at the Hundekehle.
In the final of the juniors, 18-year-old Hannah Viller Moller from Copenhagen and two years younger Polina Kudermetova from Moscow faced each other. While the Dane had to go through three sets in three matches in her previous matches of the tournament, the Russian's way into the final was easier. The number 7 of the seeeding list didn´t give away a single set until the final. And she also dominated the final from first rally on.
The doubles finals were played on Saturday at the International German Junior Championships at the LTTC "Rot-Weiss" at Lake Hundekehle. For the girls, the German duo Santa Strombach / Angelina Wirges won unexpectedly. With tactically clever play, clever net attacks, and good harmony, they defeated the favored Marta Custic (ESP) / Taisya Pachkaleva (RUS) 7:5, 2:6 and 10:8 in the match tiebreak. After a backhand passing shot of the "Rot-Weiss" girl Santa Strombach out of reach for Custic the victory was perfect. The girls were celebrating arm in arm, happy about the applause of the numerous spectators.
In the junior boys’ doubles, top seed Dali Blanch (USA) / Admir Kalender (CRO) won 6: 3, 6: 3 against the surprise finalists Luca Nardi / Lorenzo Rottoli from Italy.
Berliner in the doubles final
The International German Junior Championships 2019, which are held at the traditional club LTTC "Rot-Weiss" at Lake Hundekehle, are in their decisive phase. On Friday, the quarterfinals in the individual and the semi-finals in the doubles were held. The match of 16-set Czech Martin Krumich against Hamad Medjedovic, number 6 of the tournament, was clearly dominated by the Serb with 6: 1, 6: 1. In the semifinals, he now meets the only remaining German in singles in the tournament Milan Welte. Welte prevailed in an exciting match against the Austrian Lukas Neumayer 7:5, 7:5. Welte made the decisive breaks at 5:5 in each set. So far, he has not lost a set in Berlin this year.