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Zimmer and Hepfel battle it out for the final

Zimmer and Hepfel battle it out for the final

Against NÖTV president Petra Schwarz, they won the quarterfinals at the ITF Youth Championship in St. Pölten.

Just like last year, Nico Hepfel, Alexandra Zimmer and Anna Bircher were the only ÖTV young players to reach the quarterfinals of the ALPSTAR 44th International Spring Bowl. If the trio are collectively eliminated there in 2023, that scenario should not be repeated this time in 2024. And they can never do that, as Zimmer and Bircher collided at the ITF J200 clay court tournament in St. Pölten on Thursday. In contrast to last week's quarter-final duel in Villach, this time the former had a narrowly better ending: Lower Austrian Zimmer (ITF 229) won with a score of 7:5, 2:6, 6:2 over the recent 14-year-old Tyrol . Future Hope Bircher (ITF 553) reached the semifinals. Here she will face third seed Nadia Kolbij of Poland (ITF 215) on Friday (in the second match after 10:00am, not before 11:30am). Even before that, Hipfl are vying for a place in the final in the traditional U18 international event at Union Tennis Parkclub St. Pölten: The wildcard winner from Upper Austria (ITF 147) defeated seventh seed Adam Gili of Hungary (ITF). .) In Thursday's boys quarterfinal match the 120) surprisingly easily with 6:2, 6:2. His next opponent is Croatian Duje Markovina (ITF 112). The double finals will be held in the afternoon in the capital of Lower Austria – but without the participation of red, white and red.

timetable

Saturday 4 May: sign in
Sunday 5 May: Eligible
Monday 6 maybe: Eligible
Tuesday 7 May: The first round of the main competition is singles and doubles
Wednesday 8 May: The second round of the main competition is singles and doubles
Thursday 9 May: Quarter-finals are singles, semi-finals are doubles
Friday 10 May: Singles semi-final and doubles final | International U-12 match Austria – Hungary
Saturday 11 May: Individual final at 10:00 a.m., followed by the awards ceremony

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