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IC 16&U JUNIOR CHALLENGE

Match Result: IC of GB beat Ireland (5-1), Sweden (5-1) and Slovenia (6-0), but lost to Spain 4-2 in the final.
Date: Monday 28th September to Saturday 3rd October 2015
Venue: Real Club de Polo de Barcelona

The IC of GB put in a sterling effort to reach the final of the 16&U IC Junior Challenge in Barcelona. The British team beat Ireland 5-1, Sweden 5-1 and Slovenia to qualify for the final but unfortunately lost to Spain at the last hurdle in an epic match. Jack Molloy, Barnaby Smith, Emily Appleton and Alezandra Hunter can all reflect on a wonderful week in which everyone played incredibly well and represented the IC brilliantly at all times. Jack should be praised for making a speech at the official IC dinner at the Polo Club.

The final itself was a wonderful showcase for the IC. The match was tied at 2-2 after the singles and the doubles started really well with the IC of GB winning the first set in both the boys and girls matches, but the Spanish team clawed their way back to one set all and went on to defend match points before winning both matches in championship tie-breaks 12-10 and 10-6 respectively. 

Our thanks to Adrian Blackman for captaining the British team of the IC of Spain and the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona for hosting such a wonderful event.

Results

IC of GB 5 - 1 IC of Ireland
Alexandra Hunter beat Jenny Timolin 6-1 6-4
Barnaby Smith beat Thomas Brennan 6-1 6-1
Emily Appleton lost to Georgia Drummy 2-6 5-7
Jack Molloy beat Sean Collins 6-4 6-1
Emily Appleton & Alexandra Hunter beat Georgia Drummy & Jenny Timolin 10-8 4-10 10-7
Jack Molloy & Barnaby Smith beat Sean Collins & Thomas Brennan 9-11 10-8 10-8

IC of GB 5 - 1 IC of Sweden
Alexandra Hunter beat Mathilda Vidgreen 6-2 6-3
Barnaby Smith beat Erik Grevelius 6-0 6-0
Emily Appleton lost to Ebba Rosberg 1-6 2-6
Jack Molloy beat Johan Garpered 6-2 7-5
Emily Appleton & Alexandra Hunter beat Ebba Rosbarg & Mathilda Vidgren 10-8 11-9
Jack Molloy & Barnaby Smith beat Johan Garpered & Eric Grevelius 10-5 12-10

IC of GB 5 - 1 IC of Slovenia
Alexandra Hunter beat Marusa Plank 4-6 6-1 10-6
Barnaby Smith beat Miha Perus 6-2 6-0
Emily Appleton beat Tina Cvetkovic 6-1 4-6 10-6
Jack Molloy beat Aljaz Fugina 6-4 6-1
Emily Appleton & Alexandra Hunter beat Marusa Plank & Tina Cvetkovic 6-1 6-2
Jack Molloy & Barnaby Smith beat Aljaz Fugina & Miha Perus 6-0 6-2