U19 Individual-Crouin and Turmel crowned Champions of Europe
Victor Crouin retained his Individual European U-19 title in Bielsko Biala (Poland) while Lucy Turmel became the 10th English winner of this millenium.
Crouin was the favourite coming into the event and did not lose a single game until the final against Viktor Byrtus of the Czech Republic. Byrtus who upset 2nd seed Tom Walsh to advance to the final, managed to take the Frenchman to five games, but faltered at the end, losing the decider 11-3.
- I have to congratulate Viktor on his performance and the way he fought back from two games down - Crouin said while accepting the trophy for a second year in a row.
The bronze medal went to Walsh who beat Switzerland's Yannick Willhelmi 3:1.
In the girl's draw, Turmel met with fellow Englishwoman Alice Green in the final. After a one-sided contest Turmel won 3:1. - I would like to thank English Squash for the opportunity and wish everyone good luck for the team event - Turmel said.
The tournament will surely stay in the memories of Polish squash fans with all three players from the host nation breaking records for best results in their country's history: Karina Tyma came 7th in the girls' event while Filip Jarota finished 18th and Max Wielgus 20th in the boys' draw. New heights for a nation looking to leave its mark on the world of squash.