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The underdog won it
Date: 10/29/2020 4:19 PM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

Estonia won the opening tie in Group 4 at the 2020 European Junior Team Championships against Ukraine.

At the senior level the Estonian players are delivering good results when they get the chance to enter court and based on the opening tie at the 2020 European Junior Team Championships the future is bright for the nation, who hosted the event back in 2018.

The net was the key
Oskar Männik and Ramona Üprus secured the first point for Estonia winning a thrilling mixed doubles against Viacheslav Yakolev and Polina Tkach 16-21 21-12 21-14.

- We were playing safer in the second game, Ramona Üprus said.

- We got the net under control, and that was the key, Oskar Männik added.

- You must win
Estonia doubled the lead winning the men’s singles, before Polina Buhrova took a vital win against Catlyn Kruus in the women’s singles. The Ukrainian won 21-17 17-21 21-19

- It was an important victory. I had to win. I know this girl and how to play against her.

- In the last points I told myself: “Polina. You must win. You must!”, Polina Buhrova said.

Match winner Männik
Oskar Männik gave the Estonians the perfect start in the mixed doubles, and at the end he also secured the win for team. Alongside partner Mario Kirisma he won the men’s doubles against Volodymyr Koluzaiev/Vitaliy Reva 21-18 21-17

After winning the final match of the tie, Estonia won 4-1 against Ukraine. Get all the details of the tie here

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