Dimitar Dimitrov reached the under-11 final at the WTT Youth Contender Cuenca in Ecuador, losing to the top seed.

The Futures Squad member, one of only a handful of European players competing at the event, won all three group matches 3-0 and received a bye through the quarter-finals. He then defeated Josue Perez of the host nation in four in the semi-finals.

The final was between the top two seeds and Dimitrov was beaten in three close games by another Ecuadorian, Boris Nestor Villavicencio, the higher-ranked of the two.

In the under-13s, Dimitrov advanced to the knockouts with two wins from three in the groups, and went on to reach the quarter-finals, where he was beaten by the eye-catching score of 20-18 in a decider by the higher-ranked Matias Baldeon of the host nation.


Under-13 Boys’ Singles
Qualifying group 5

Matthew Cao (PUR) bt Dimitar Dimitrov 3-2 (10-12, 9-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-3)
Dimitrov bt Jose Moreano (ECU) 3-0 (12-10, 12-10, 11-5)
Dimitrov bt Christian Proano (ECU) 3-0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-6)

Round of 16
Dimitrov bt Matthias Castro (ECU) 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-9)

Matias Baldeon (ECU) bt Dimitrov 3-2 (4-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-9, 20-18)

Under-11 Boys’ Singles
Qualifying group 2

Dimitar Dimitrov bt Christian Proano (ECU) 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-2)
Dimitrov bt Matthias Castro (ECU) 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-9)
Dimitrov bt Alexander Velasco (ECU) 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-1)

Dimitrov bt Josue Perez (ECU) 3-1 (6-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9)

Boris Nestor Villavicencio (ECU) bt Dimitrov 3-0 (11-8, 12-10, 11-7)