Connor Inexperienced beat one higher-ranked participant however misplaced to 2 others as he went out of the WTT Youth Star Contender Vila Nova de Gaia within the group stage.
Inexperienced, ranked No 105 within the junior world rankings, began his marketing campaign towards Thibault Poret of France (WR 33) and led 2-1 earlier than Poret shaded a good fourth sport 12-10 – though Inexperienced led 7-4, he couldn’t engineer a match level. The French athlete then gained the decider.
Inexperienced bounced again with a great 3-0 win over Samuel Arpas of Slovakia (WR 54) and confronted world No 16 Nicholas Lum of Australia for a spot within the knockout stage.
After shedding the primary, Inexperienced was 10-8 up within the second however couldn’t seal the sport as Lum got here again to take it 12-10 after which gained the third 11-9.
Within the doubles, Inexperienced competed alongside Angel Naranjo of Puerto Rico and so they had a humdinger of a match within the spherical of 16, saving a number of match factors within the fourth towards the Brazilian-Czech mixture of Leonardo Iizuka and Simon Belik.
They ultimately took that sport 18-16, however narrowly missed out 11-9 within the decider.
Underneath-19 Boys’ Singles
Qualifying group 4
Thibault Poret (FRA) bt Connor Inexperienced 3-2 (11-9, 10-12, 5-11, 12-10, 11-4)
Inexperienced bt Samuel Arpas (SVK) 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 13-11)
Nicholas Lum (AUS) bt Inexperienced 3-0 (11-4, 12-10, 11-9)
Underneath-19 Boys’ Doubles
Spherical of 16
Leonardo Iizuka (BRA) & Simon Belik (CZE) bt Connor Inexperienced & Angel Naranjo (PUR) 3-2 (11-2, 4-11, 11-9, 16-18, 11-9)