Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris has attracted many of the world’s best 13 and 14-year-old juniors for several years now, and this year is no exception.
When the main draw began on Monday in the Royal Tennis Hall, many Swedes got to experience a high level of play with our international visitors.
Four Swedes advanced to the second round. Fabian Engkvist from Hellas TK won 6–4, 6–2 against Mustafa Ege Sik from Turkey, and KLTK’s William Kjellberg made a quick and confident win (6–1, 6–1) against Armands Aire from Latvia.
Very similar on the girls’ side; there were two players through to round two from Monday’s matches. Jessica Sundvall, Salk defeated Alexandra Bayuschenko 6–3, 6–4 and Lisa Noltorp, Fair Play TK beat Denmark’s Amani Azarkan 6–4, 7–5.
Both top seeds on the boys’ and girls’ singles are two Romanian players. Both progressed according to the program on Tuesday; Yannick Theodor Alexandrescou will meet Fabian Engkvist from Sweden in the second round of Kungens Kanna.
Tuesdays matches start at 10.30 with the remaining singles from the first round. In addition, the doubles competition begins.