Sarah Iliev logically received the title of French champion for 15/16 year olds on Tuesday. Logically, however not simply: after a primary set easily led towards the -4/6 from Ile-de-France Delia Gaillard, the -15 from Ostwald had extra issue within the second set, concluded within the tie-break 6-2, 7-6 (7 /4).
“This title was really close to my heart”
“It’s a title that I really wanted to win,” defined the Alsatian who has at all times been the most effective younger gamers in her class in France, however with out profitable a nationwide title to this point. “I suspected it could be extra difficult than in earlier matches, as a result of Delia is an efficient participant and we needed to cope with the fatigue gathered over the earlier days. I attempted to be aggressive all through the match, nevertheless it was more durable bodily in 2e set the place I had somewhat slack. I’m completely satisfied, as a result of this title was actually near my coronary heart. I’ll now go to the United States to play the US Open juniors. »
The title of Sarah Iliev, 15, is the second of an Alsatian participant throughout these 2022 championships, after that of Betty Michel (5/6, TC Illberg) in girls over 60. Marc Steger, additionally from TCI, misplaced within the ultimate for the +40s in July.
Clément Bergantz within the doubles ultimate
Alsace nonetheless has the potential of profitable a brand new trophy this Tuesday, Clément Bergantz (0, Ill TC Strasbourg) taking part in within the early afternoon within the ultimate of the 15/16 year outdated boys’ doubles alongside Ile-de-France Ethan Khun (0) .