Jarvis stars as England sink top seeds

Tom Jarvis won all four matches on day one of the European Youth Championships in Portugal to help England’s Junior Boys to two victories – including over top seeds France.

Having seen off Slovenia 3-1, England – the second seeds in the group – defeated France 3-2 thanks to Jarvis’ double and a 3-1 victory by Luke Savill in the deciding tie.

It means victory over Poland today would see England top their group.

Charlotte Bardsley picked up a good win against Anastasia Bondareva for the Cadet Girls’ team but it was not enough as opponents Germany won the first match 3-1.

But Bardsley and Megan Gidney hit back to defeat Greece 3-0 and next play Czech Republic today.

Results

Cadet Girls’ Team

Group D
Germany 3 England 1
Charlotte Bardsley bt Anastasia Bondareva 3-2 (8-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4)
Sophia Klee bt Megan Gidney 3-1 (11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4)
Germany bt Bardsley & Gidney 3-2 (11-8, 10-12, 11-13, 11-3, 11-9)
Klee bt Bardsley 3-1 (12-14, 11-2, 11-8, 11-9)

England 3 Greece 0
Bardsley bt Daniela Grammatopoulou 3-0 (11-6, 15-13, 12-10)
Gidney bt Vasiliki Iliopoulou 3-0 (11-7, 14-12, 11-2)
Bardsley & Gidney bt Grammatopoulou & Malamatenia Papadimitriou 3-1 (11-8, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8)

Junior Boys’ Team

Group A
England 3 Slovenia 1
Tom Jarvis bt Peter Hribar 3-0 (11-6, 11-2, 11-7)
Tilen Cvetko bt Luke Savill 3-1 (9-11, 14-12, 11-9, 11-9)
Matt Leete bt Luka Norcic 3-0 (13-11, 11-3, 11-1)
Jarvis bt Cvetko 3-0 (12-10, 11-6, 11-4)

England 3 France 2
Jarvis bt Jules Rolland 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-6)
Irvin Bertrand bt Savill 3-0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-6)
Bastian Rembert bt Leete 3-0 (12-10, 11-5, 11-6)
Jarvis bt Bertrand 3-1 (11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 13-11)
Savill bt Rolland 3-1 (11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10)

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