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European Championships - 13 Oct 2012

Romain LORENTZ qualified for French team


French head coaches nominated three players each for the European Championships in Herning (17 – 21 October) and left one place open for the list to be completed after the qualifications. Captain Stéphane HUCLIEZ will lead team with Adrien MATTENET (Leval

French head coaches nominated three players each for the European Championships in Herning (17 – 21 October) and left one place open for the list to be completed after the qualifications. Captain Stéphane HUCLIEZ will lead team with Adrien MATTENET (Levallois COTC, No. 24), Emmanuel LEBESSON (Levallois COTC, No. 60), Quentin ROBINOT (Levallois COTC, No. 141) and the qualifier is Romain LORENTZ (EP Isséenne, No. 220). Tristan FLORE was also on the list, but due his injury he can not compete in Denmark.

XIAN Yi Fang (Etival – Clairefontaine, n°60), LI Xue (AL CL TT Grand-Quevilly, n°64), Carole GRUNDISCH (US Kremlin Bicêtre, n°112), Anais LÉVÈQUE (Saint-Loup / Saint-Berthevin 53, n°399) are on coach’s Rozenn JACQUET-YQUEL list.

Romain LORENTZ emerged victorious in a tournament five players. Only beaten by Christophe LEGOUT in the group stage, he beat Abdel-Kader SALIFOU (4/2) in the semifinals before winning the final match 11:9 against Christophe LEGOUT . ” I am very happy to have won my ticket. Chris usually beats me 4:0 or 4:1 but this time I thought long on tactics and I decided to be aggressive and attack him to his forehand. It worked,” said Romain LORENTZ “Right now I’m confident and I played well throughout the two days. Recently I won the Flandres Open at U 21 Event. I also beat Damien ELOI in League and I won last Tuesday against the Czech PROKOPCOV. “

HUCLIEZ was satisfied with the preparations. “We had excellent conditions for practice at the highest level. Adrien MATTENET who is seeded No. 6 is now experienced player. Also Emmanuel LEBESSON (No. 22) knows what to expect. “ Without FLORE pairings LEBESSON-MATTENET will fight in Denmark. “They can beat anyone … or lost on their way.”

For girls the aim is to justified their rankings. Coach Rozenn JACQUET-YQUEL hopes Yi Fang can reach quarter final, whilst Xue and Carole can find their place in Round of 16 and 32.

(courtesy of FFTT)
Photo: Romain LORENTZ (courtesy FFTT)

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