I had completely forgotten she's still a junior based on how well she was doing in the ITF events she entered earlier this year. Fingers crossed for a good showing here. She's planning to do Jr RG, right?
ITF Junior Ciutat de Vinaros, Spain, G2, S:
(1)Ioana Loredana Rosca (ROU) d. (Q)Eva Guerrero Alvarez (ESP) 63 61
Man, she really likes this tournament. This is the third time she reaches the final act here (runner-up in 2012 and winner in 2013). Hope she will win it one more time tomorrow She'll be up against Seone Mendez of Australia. Hai Ioana!
Ducu is also almost 18 (actually she's 5 months older than Rosca) and she still plays Junior tournaments, but she's out in the first rounds. Pretty sure Ioana Loredana played this tournament only because she was the defending champion and wanted to be here one last time. And she did a great job
Just checked and the last Junior tournament she played was back in August 2013. So yeap, it was just as I thought an important tournament for her emotional wise.