Bamberg Youth Cup at TC Bamberg
Traditionally, TC Bamberg starts the competition season with a youth ranking tournament. This year, almost 100 youth players from all over Bavaria, but also from Lower Saxony, Frankfurt, Berlin and Stuttgart, met to fight for the first points of the German rankings.
The classification in category J3 attracted many players who already have tournament experience and can already show a lot of success, so the registration list showed almost 80% of players with good rankings.
The tournament started on Friday with the first matches of the male U12. The weather cooperated and the matches went as planned. On the other hand, things looked different this Saturday. The morning and dinner spoiled the young tennis players in the age groups U16, U14, U12 and U10 with optimal weather and well-kept courts until a prolonged rain shower at. 15.00 completely flooded the tennis court in Hain and the matches continued were unthinkable that day.
So Sunday began with the interrupted matches until the semifinals and finals that were actually scheduled for that day could take place. In the semifinals of the male U16s, the unseeded Samuel Kapko from NHTC Nürnberg beat after 2.5 hours and a hard fought match tiebreak Lukas Denk from MTV Bamberg 6: 3, 3: 6 and 16:14 and went into the match. final against Levi Hein from 1. FC Nürnberg, who was seeded 3. In the semifinal he was able to beat the top-seeded Lasse Höhn from Thurnau relatively clearly with 6: 4 and 6: 0 and also retained in the final with 6: 4 and 6: 3 overhand .
In the U14 age group, an unseeded and a seeded player also met in the final. After Marian Geyer from SportVgg Mögeldorf could only beat Nasim Star (1st TC Zwickau) 7: 6 and 7: 5 and Maximilian Wirth (TC Friedberg) with Maximilian Sendere (TC Penzberg) took second place on the seeding list with 7: 6 and 6: 4, the player from Mögeldorf lived up to his favorite role and won the final with 6: 1 and 6: 4.
The players in U12 had due to the only 24heField farthest to the final. Number 1 on the seeding list Lian Bienert (TC Schorndorf) triumphed relatively clearly over number 8 Richard Chanbour from TC RW Erlangen 6: 3 and 6: 0. But it was certainly due to the epic long semifinal, where number 2 on the seed list Adrian Böhme (SV Dresden) had to admit defeats 6: 4, 2: 6 and 6:10. Lian Bienert, on the other hand, had not lost a match before the semifinals, and he also won this match by 6: 3 and 6: 1.
With the exception of the U14 age, all fields for the girls were extremely decimated due to late cancellations after the draw. U16 and U10 played only one match each and U12 had to be canceled completely. So the girls U14 had to keep the flag of the female players up. The two top-seeded players Lina Simonsen (Frankfurter TC 1914 Palmgarten) and Julia Steinbauer (TC Horkheim) reached the final. Whether it was because the player from the Hessian state capital only gave up 3 matches until the final, while Julia Steinbauer had to cash in a total of 8 matches to her opponents, or simply number 1 is a little better than number 2 can be. seen in the end result not really read with 1: 6, 6: 3 and 10: 2.
“We saw great matches at a very good sporting level and are therefore already looking forward to 2023, where we hope to be able to welcome many tennis-loving boys and girls to our facility again,” sums up Jürgen Liebig, sports director at TC Bamberg.
But first and foremost, TC Bamberg has an exciting media game season ahead of him, where both the 1st women’s team and the 1st men’s team will again play in the regional league. A very special highlight will definitely be the ITF’s junior tournament, the international German youth championships. In the first week of the Pentecost holiday, 128 top players from around the world will play at this top-class tournament at the TC Bamberg im Hain facility.