(By: Patryk Zyworonek)
US Open was the last tournament in US before I went back to Poland for training. I trained for about two weeks before our final league match were we couldn’t come up with a win and lost 1-9. We finished the league in second place. Now that the league was done, I could concentrate on upcoming WTT Youth Contender in Berlin and Wladyslawowo.
We trained 5 hours daily playing multi-ball and having physical training. I was ready for the contender. First, we drove to Berlin. I played in the categories U-15 and U-13. In the U-15, I unfortunately did not qualify from my group, where I lost 2-3 and 0-3. In the u-13 I qualified from the second number from my group winning 3-1 and losing 2-3. After the group I played Steven Moreno in the round of 16 where I won 3:2 after a tough match. But in the top 8, I lost 0:3 and I couldn’t come back with the medal.
In Wladyslywowo I played in the same categories and I qualified in both of them. In the U-15 I lost 1-3 and won 3-2 while in the match I was losing 0:2 and in the third set, I recovered from 6 match balls. In the round of 64, I won 3:0 but then, I unfortunately lost 0:3 in the round of 32. In the U-13 I lost 0:3 and won my other 2 matches 3:0. In the round of 16, I won my match 3:0 and in the round of 8, I also won but 3:2 and I could come home with a medal. I couldn’t make the finales because of a loss of 0:3.
Now I came back took a rest and trained for Polish Championships. I went to the Polish Championships and came back with 3 medals: Bronze for teams, Silver in doubles, and Silver in singles. In my semifinal match, I was losing 0:2 but I recovered and won the match. I fought hard in the finals but couldn’t get the win. I was still happy with my performance and happy that I qualified for the Mini Cadet Europe Championships.
Unfortunately, when I came back I was coming down a ladder, fell and broke my wrist. Because of the injury, I couldn’t participate in the Europe Championships, and I could not play US Nationals so that wasn’t too good for me. I was forced to take time to heal.
Now, I am ready to train again so I am back in my training looking forward to upcoming tournaments. Thank you Bowmar Butterfly for your continuous support!
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