MARIA Tsaptsinos picked up some good victories at the Polish Open.

The Reading player, currently ranked No. 423 in the world, competed in the women’s singles, under-21 singles and doubles at the event.

In the group stage of the senior singles, she started confidently with a 4-1 (11-5, 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5) victory over Natalia Grigelova of Slovakia.

However, defeat to world No. 189 Pauline Chasselin of France meant she was unable to qualify for the knock-out stage, as she went down 4-1 (11-8, 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6).

In the U21 singles, Tsaptsinos won her group by defeating Angelika Janik of Poland 3-1 (11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4) and Sweden’s Filippa Bergand 3-2 (11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9).

But she was unfortunate to run into world No. 185 Wan Yuan of Germany in the last 32 and was beaten 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-8).

In the doubles, Tsaptsinos and English national champion Tin-Tin Ho were beaten in their first match, in the second qualifying round, going down 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-5) to Renata Strbikova and Katerina Tomanovska of the Czech Republic.

Meanwhile, Caversham youngster Jamie Liu has retained his place in the England Youth squad.

The 13-year-old player was named in the 19-strong squad following a series of assessments, both physical and technical, held this summer.

The teenager will join the rest of the squad at regular training camps as well as working on individual training and fitness programmes and receiving personal input from national coaches between camps.

National youth coach Matt Stanforth said: “The selections for this year’s squad have been even more difficult than ever and we continue to raise the standards of what is expected from the players in order to give them the best possibility of reaching their potential in the future.

“The programme will not only give them the opportunity to train together, but also to train abroad, have access to specialist strength and conditioning on camp, and have an international competition programme to support their needs.

“The ultimate aim is to help each member of the squad to learn and develop their ‘player, athlete and competitor’ abilities they need in order to find out what they are capable of in the future.”