French Open Juniors 2011 – Day 3

French tennis appears to be thriving in its home country with Marion Bartoli in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles and Tristan Lamasine progressing to the third round of the boys’ singles after beating second seed Hugo Dellien.

The 17-year-old Bolivian had performed well at Grade A clay tournaments this year including reaching the final of the Copa Gerdau and semi-finals of the Trofeo Bonfiglio but couldn’t defeat the home boy who lost in the first round last year.

And the good news continued for the French crowd as Laurent Lokoli’s defeated American Ben Wagland to guarantee a French representative in the quarter-finals with Lokoli playing fellow wildcard Lamasine in the third round.

Elsewhere 2011 Trofeo Bonfiglio winner and third seeded Slovakian Filip Horansky made it to the last 16 along with Oliver Golding (4), Joris De Loore (11) and Dominic Thiem (14).

Qualifier Miki Jankovic has already booked a place in the last eight after overcoming Yaraslau Shyla, who beat top seed Jiri Vesely on Day 1, and joins Mate Delic who pulled off a great win against fifth seed Roberto Carballes Baena.

Mate Delic (CRO)

The top four seeds all won in the girls’ singles but it wasn’t quite straightforward a conclusion as that sounds.

Caroline Garcia showed true grit as she battled from match point down to win a mighty third set 9-7 against Catalina Pella while fourth seeded Serbian Natalija Kostic was also taken to three sets before seeing off Yuliana Lizarazo.

Irina Khromacheva made it into the third round along with her Russian counterpart and top seed Daria Gavrilova who crushed 13th seed Maryna Zanevska 6-0, 6-2.

Joining Gavrilova is Tunisian Ons Jabeur (9) while back in the second round Danka Kovinic (6) won in straight sets but Daria Salnikova (13) lost to American Victoria Duval.

If all this second round/third round crossover is too much then a comprehensive look at the boys’ singles and girls’ singles draws is available via the Roland Garros website who also have the boys’ doubles and girls’ doubles breakdown.

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