Rachel MORET and Lionel WEBER defend their titles in SwitzerlandPhoto: Courtesy ITTF
The 2017 Swiss Championships will be held this weekend in the city of Biel/Bienne
Individual national championships of Switzerland will be held this weekend (March 4-5th) in the city Biel/Bienne, as both reigning champions in main events will try to defend their titles.
Defending champion in Men`s Singles Event is 20-year-old Lionel WEBER, actual No. 311. at ITTF World ranking list. Other strong title pretenders are his coeval Elia SCHMID (World No. 287), the champion from 2014, as well as Nicolas CHAMPOD (No. 420).
Regarding women`s competition, World No. 105 Rachel MORET defends the title. This 27-year-old player of French club Entente Pongiste Isséenne will competee for her fifht national crown.
Two more title pretenders in women`s singles event are also members of French clubs, Rahel ASCHWANDEN (World No. 211, club SUS TT Schiltigheim) and Céline REUST (World No. 365, club CTT Nîmes). ASCHWANDEN is 2013 Swiss champion, whilst REUST has two bronze medal, from 2013 and 2016.
Competition will be opened by Mixed Doubles Event, on March 4th (11h00). Final matches in singles events are schedulled for March 5th, at 14h30 (Women) and 15h15 (Men).