|The Semifinals - girls are an all England affair...|
|Monday, 06 April 2009|
The girls individual event semi finals will be an all England affair...
... with number 1 seed Sarah Jane Perry playing Gloucestershires 9/12 seed Julianne Courtice in the top half of the draw and Derbyshires Millie Tomlinson the 5/6 seed taking on number 2 seed Kimberley Hay from Northumbria in the lower half of the draw.
The boys semi finals will be faught out by 7/8 seed Anthony Graham, who yesterday beat number 1 seed Henri Mustonen from Finland 3-1, and German number 2 Raphael Kandra who yesterday beat Enland number 2 Chris Fuller 3-1. In the lower half of the draw England number 2 Alex Ingham, who yesterday beat German number 1 Rudi Rohrmueller 3-1, will play French number 2 Lucas Serme (brother of 3 times girls champion Camille Serme) who yesterday beat Belgian number 1 San van Brusselen in a marathon 5 setter.
The finals take place tomorrow, Tuesday, and then all the players take a well earned rest day before embarking on 4 arduous days of the team championships on Thursday.
The seeding for this event will be carried out later today but it is fair to say that the outcome is far from clear with England, Germany and France all having hopes of ultimate victory - of course other teams may have different ideas!
by Martin Wren