Bengisu Ercetin and Nazlican Inci have come a long way since their 2017 European U17 Championships title (Photo: Badminton Photo)
Preview and seeded entries
Date: 8/29/2019 1:25 PM
Published by : Alan Raftery
The 2019 European U17 Championships in Poland is just around the corner. With a record number of entries, the tournament that throws-up so many future stars will be watched very closely. The individual events start this coming Tuesday. 

The nation catching the eye in recent years is Turkey. With individual gold and bronze medals in 2017 culminating in a silver for the team event, Turkish badminton is on the rise. Women’s doubles pair Bengisu Ercetin and Nazlican Inci after winning the U17 title, then went on to win the European Junior Championship last year in Tallinn. So now the batten is passed to the new generation, namely Yasemen Bektas and Cansu Ercetin, who are number one seeds in the women’s doubles aiming to follow the same path. And, this time perhaps also in the men’s doubles, with promising second seeds Nurullah Sarac and Hasan Berkay Gunbaz.

Here are the seeded entries:

Men’s Singles
(1)Jan Janostik (CZE)
(2)Vladislav Dobychkin (RUS)
(3)Mads Juel Moller (DEN)
(4)Sergej Lukic (SER)
(5)Nurullah Sarac (TUR)
(6)Alex Lanier (FRA)
(7)Hasan Berkay Gunbaz (TUR)
(8)Ilya Kim (RUS)

Women’s Singles
(1)Thuc Phuong Nguyen (GER)
(2)Mariia Golubeva (RUS)
(3)Ayca Ozgur (TUR)
(4)Joanna Podedworny (POL)
(5)Edith Urell (SWE)
(6)Lisa Curtin (ENG)
(7)Ania Setien (ESP)
(8)Lucia Rodriguez (ESP)

Men’s Doubles
(1)Sergej Lukic/ Mihajlo Tomic (SER)
(2)Nurullah Sarac/ Hasan Berkay Gunbaz (TUR)
(3)Maksim Ogloblin/ Daniil Dubovenko (RUS)
(4)Egor Borisov/ Lev Barinov (RUS)
(5)Kian-Yu Oei/ Malik Bourakkadi (GER)
(6)Alex Green/ Cholan Kayan (ENG)
(7)Lucas Renoir/ Alex Lanier (FRA)
(8)Iljo Van Delsen/ Yaro Van Delsen (BEL)

Women’s Doubles
(1)Yasemen Bektas/ Cansu Ercetin (TUR)
(2)Anastasiia Boiarun/ Alena Iakovleva (RUS)
(3)Edith Urell/ Jessica Silvennoinen (SWE)
(4)Estelle Van Leeuwen/ Holly Williams (ENG)
(5)Sona Horinkova/ Katerina Valentova (CZE)
(6)Catlyn Kruus/ Ramona Uprus (EST)
(7)Laeticia Jaffrennou/ Alison Drouard (FRA)
(8)Ema Stankova/ Marie Ruzickova (CZE)

Mixed Doubles
(1)Lev Barinov/ Anastasiia Boiarun (RUS)
(2)Mihajlo Tomic/ Sara Loncar (SER)
(3)Taha Emirhan Budak/ Yasemen Bektas (TUR)
(4)Kian-Yu Oei/ Thuc Phuong Nguyen (GER)
(5)Egor Borisov/ Mariia Golubeva (RUS)
(6)Jacobo Fernandez/ Lucia Rodriguez (ESP)
(7)Alex Green/ Estelle Van Leeuwen (ENG)
(8)Ilya Kim/ Alisa Shvetsova (RUS)

For the draw and fixtures, click here.

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