Created on August 24, 2022 | 02:05
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Be a role model for local tennis in Innsbruck. Gustav Dressler (left) became a national under-16 champion, and Ferdinand Grassle won gold in the 12-year-old’s doubles competition.
KYoung TK Ferdinand Grasl, along with his friend and partner Kian Kren, became the U12 double-state champion in Innsbruck. Gustav Dressler of Jedersdorf’s 16-year-old won the competition.
In an exciting final, Grasl/Kren defeated duo Anton Kalig and Marcel Jelinek with 6/4, 6/7 and 10/3.
Also in singles, the KTK chief’s son reached the semi-finals after victories over local champion Bachler (6/0 6/2), Salzburger Bon (6/4 6/0) and Tim Weil 6/4 6/4. There Grasl had to admit defeat to his friend and doubles partner after fighting for two and a half hours 3/6, 7/5 and 2/6. It would have been better if the KTK player hadn’t overextended his ankle in the first set at 3:3 and was only able to continue playing out of pain. With this result, Ferdinand Grassl remains second in the Austrian rankings and has certainly qualified for the highlight of the season, the Masters in Vienna at the end of September.
With Gustav Dressler, another player provided a spotlight from the house’s perspective. The rough diamond from UTC Gedersdorf became the state champion in the individual U16 competition. The No. 3 seed, beat No. 2 in the championship, Alexander Wagner, in the final with 2/6, 6/2, 6/3.
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