Mixed fortunes in Slovakia for Peadar Sheridan

There were mixed fortunes for Peadar and coach Conn Higgins in Slovakia this weekend at the WTT Youth Contender Senec.

In the Under 13 event Peadar qualified for the main draw, having finished second in his group after beating Roland BACA (Slovakia) 3-0 and losing to Deni VALE (Croatia) 0-3.  He then went on to the round of 64, beating Kuzey GUNDOGDU (Turkey) 3-1 before losing to Francesco TREVISAN (Italy) 3-1 in the round of 32.

In the Under 11 event a tough draw saw Peadar come up against three Asian opponents, two of whom were unseeded.  Despite heroic efforts to force a deciding set, he lost to Yun-Yan WU (Chinese Taipei) 1-3 before overpowering Yousuf HANIFA (Saudi Arabia) 3-0.  Playing for a place in the main draw, he took the first set off Yeongjun MA (South Korea) but eventually lost 1-3.