Drama in Halmstad in Men’s ETTU Cup
In The first leg of the Men’s and Women’s ETTU Cup two out of three French clubs recorded victories on the opening day of the quarterfinal. CP LYSSOIS LILLE METROPOLE beat SKST Stavoimpex Hodonin in Women’s Event whilst in Men’s tella Sport La Romagne overcame Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki and Halmstad BTK beat Vaillante Sports Angers TT.
In Men’s opening leg of the quarterfinal Stella Sport La Romagne also showed no mercy. They were in fast lane against Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki. Only Gionis PANAGIOTIS managed to stretch the match to four games against CHEN Tian Yuan, whilst WEI Shihao and Adrian CRISAN sealed their duels in straight games.
The most thriling match of the day was played in Sweden. Halmstad BTK was at the edge of the defeat, after they recovered to win the match. Jens LUNDQUIST and Emmanuel LEBESSON gave French team the lead, but Elias RANEFUR in straight games victory over Jon PERSSON, pushed club back into the game. Harald ANDERSSON and Fabian ÅKERSTRÖM seized the opportunity.
CP LYSSOIS LILLE METROPOLE needed only three matches to secure very valuable points before return leg in Slovakia against SKST Stavoimpex Hodonin. Not only they won is straight matches, but all three, Bernadette SZOCS,YANG Xiao Xin and Agnès LE LANNIC showed no mercy and won by three games to null.
Women’s ETTU CUP
CP LYSSOIS LILLE METROPOLE - SKST Stavoimpex Hodonin 3:0
Bernadette SZOCS - Renata STRBIKOVA 3:0 (11:8, 11:5, 11:8)
YANG Xiao Xin - Natalia PARTYKA 3:0 (11:4, 12:10, 11:8)
Agnès LE LANNIC - Lenka HARABASZOVA 3:0 (11:9, 11:4, 11:4)
Men’s ETTU Cup
Halmstad BTK - Vaillante Sports Angers TT 3:2
Harald ANDERSSON - Jens LUNDQUIST 2:3 (9:11, 11:4, 11:9, 4:11, 9:11)
Fabian ÅKERSTRÖM - Emmanuel LEBESSON 1:3 (8:11, 11:7, 8:11, 10:12)
Elias RANEFUR - Jon PERSSON 3:0 (11:4, 11:7, 11:9)
Harald ANDERSSON - Emmanuel LEBESSON 3:1 (14:12, 9:11, 11:9, 11:9)
Fabian ÅKERSTRÖM - Jens LUNDQUIST 3:2 (11:7, 8:11, 11:7, 4:11,11:6)
Stella Sport La Romagne - Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki 3:0
WEI Shihao - Artur MICHALCZYK 3:0 (11:2, 11:7, 11:4)
CHEN Tian Yuan - Gionis PANAGIOTIS 3:1 (7:11, 11:7, 11:9, 11:4)
Adrian CRISAN - Daniel GORAK 3:0 (11:8,11:5,11:5)