Last night was played two group finals in Asunción in groups D boys and girls. Two France-Italy which will have kept all the promises, and which will have seen each nation leave with a victory.
After the defeat of the u18s in a rather balanced two-set match, the u14s no longer had room for error. Pushed to their limits by confident Italians, Quentin Bernard and Johan Peloux showed great mentality to come back from a bad situation. Trailing 6/4 2/0, the young French showed a lot of maturity to never give up and win in the end 4/6 6/3 6/2. The u16s won a decisive match where each of the pairs had their moments. A slightly crazy meeting which saw Timéo Fonteny and Yoan Boronad able to tighten the game when necessary to offer first place to their team with a victory 6/4 7/6.
Thanks to this result, the French finish in first place in their group and they will meet Sweden this Thursday. Not an easy match, since the Swedes came close to the feat against Argentina. You will have understood, Italy will therefore measure itself against these famous Argentinians.
For the girls unfortunately it was much harder. If Lou Lambert-Agosti and Kimy Barla managed to dominate their opponents in two rounds, the Bekhedda / Bekhedda and Bahurel / Psonka pairs were not able to do much against the clearly stronger Italians.
This result therefore offers first place in the group to the Italians, who will have shown a very high level, and who will return to Brazil this evening. For the French, it is against Sweden that qualification for the last four will be played out.
After the France-Italy double last night, get ready for a France-Sweden double this Thursday! Note that the boys will play this evening and the girls this morning in Paraguay.
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