MONTE-CARLO/STARNBERG, October 16, 2021
Max Schoenhaus won the all-German boys’ 14 & Under final at the Tennis Europe Junior Masters in Monte-Carlo. The 14-year-old defeated his Summer Cup teammate Justin Engel 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday.
Schoenhaus made the most of his trip to Monaco. Having been the last player to enter the competition due to a last-minute withdrawal, the ninth-ranked player in the Race to Monte-Carlo upset top seed Maxim Mrva from the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 in the first round and backed it up by another impressive 6-4, 6-3 win over European Junior Champion Nikola Djosic of Switzerland.
The triumph gives Schoenhaus a second Junior Tour title of the season, following his victory in Szceczin, Poland in May, and will ensure he enters the Junior Tour’s Top 10 for the first time.
“It’s an incredible feeling to win this tournament. I was never expecting that. I’m so happy! It’s unbelievable, first of all just to even play here, that was a goal, to play on these courts, so to win this, it’s unbelievable,” Schoenhaus told Tennis Europe.
Schoenhaus has become the third German Tennis Europe Junior Masters boys’ 14 & Under champion, joining Alexander Zverev (2011 winner) and Nicola Kuhn (2014 champion).
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Laura Samsonova was crowned Girls 14 & Under Junior Masters champion. The 13-year-old Czech beat Eva Maria Ionescu of Romania 6-4, 6-4 in a two hour battle.
Mariia Masiianskaia of Russia earned the 16 & Under girls’ title with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Monika Stankiewicz from Poland. Marko Maksimovic has become the first ever player from Bosnia and Herzegovina to capture a Tennis Europe Junior Masters title following a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Slovakian Michal Krajci in the 16 & Under boys’ competition.