Sweden deny England in last 16

England’s Junior Boys were denied a place in the quarter-finals of the European Youth Championships when they lost 3-2 to Sweden.

Victories by Tom Jarvis and Matt Leete were not enough and England will now face the Czech Republic today in the first of the play-offs for positions 9-16 at the competition in Portugal.

In the Cadet Girls’ competition, England were beaten by Bulgaria and Spain on Sunday and will play Sweden in the bracket for positions 21-24 today.

Results

Junior Boys’ Team
Positions 1-16
Sweden 3 England 2
Tom Jarvis bt Simon Soderlund 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-9)
Truls Moregardh bt Luke Savill 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 13-11)
Matt Leete bt Jonathan Thimon 3-1 (11-6, 11-8, 4-11, 11-9)
Moregardh bt Jarvis 3-1 (9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-8)
Soderlund bt Savill 3-1 (11-8, 6-11, 11-7, 11-2)

Cadet Girls’ Team
Play-off match
Bulgaria 3 England 0
Kalina Hristova bt Megan Gidney 3-2 (2-11, 4-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-4)
Ivet Ilieva bt Charlotte Bardsley 3-1 (11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7)
Hristova & Ilieva bt Gidney & Bardsley 3-1 (9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9)

Positions 17-24
Spain 3 England 2
Bardsley bt Emma Ruiz 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-6)
Natalia Miramontes bt Gidney 3-2 (3-11, 13-11, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10)
Ruiz & Miramontes bt Bardsley & Gidney 3-2 (11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-2)
Bardsley bt Miramontes 3-1 (8-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-9)
Ruiz bt Gidney 3-1 (11-9, 11-13, 11-6, 11-2)

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