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Amalie Magelund and Freja Ravn climb 11 spots after their quarter final in Scotland. (Photo: BadmintonPhoto)
Ranking jumps for junior doubles players
Date: 12/2/2017 6:04 PM
Published by : Mireille van Daal

Last week’s Scottish Open has been a successful tournament for European youngsters. Especially in the doubles the European juniors booked great results, which is shown in their ranking of November 30th.

Freja Ravn and Amalie Magelund (Denmark) reached the quarter finals in Scottish Open, which made them climb 11 spots. They now position the 22nd spot on the world junior ranking in women’s doubles. Amalie also reached the second round in mixed doubles, which made her climb 15 ranking spots and being number 15 of the world juniors mixed doubles players.

Zach Russ and Steven Stallwood (England) also reached the second round at Scottish Open in men’s doubles event. The week before they won the Czech Junior International. These tournaments made them climb 8 spots and they are now the number 22 (Zach) and 23 (Steven) of the world.

Another English player, Lizzie Tolman, came all the way to the quarter finals in mixed doubles. She moved up 18 spots due this result and is now in place 21 in the mixed doubles junior ranking.

Read: The Dutch score in Scotland

Fabio Caponio moving up in last year’s junior’s

Fabio Caponio (Italy) now occupies place number 35 in men’s singles after climbing 7 spots. He established this position by reaching the quarter final in Botswana International.

After the summer, Fabio has travelled around the world for tournaments. From Yogyakarta where the World Junior Championships was held, to Dominican Republic. After Santo Domingo Open, he travelled to Botswana. Currently he is playing Zambia International.

Except for the World Junior Championships, Fabio has not played any junior tournaments after the summer. After December, Fabio most probably will lose his junior ranking as he will be no junior player for BWF standards anymore.

Read: Zaitseva preparing for new challenges

Steady positions top juniors, Nguyen climbs 3 spots

As for the top junior players, there are not many changes in the world ranking. French players Christo Popov and Arnaud Merkle are still on respectively position 8 and 12.

Also other top 10 player, Maria Delcheva (Bulgaria) is still number 10 of the world in women’s singles.

Nhat Nguyen has climbed 3 spots to number 13 after reaching third round in Scottish Open in men’s singles. He is now back on track to get the top 10 position he had after the World Junior Championships.

For the full junior ranking see here.

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