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ETTU Cup Men - 20 Mar 2013

…and Tarnobrzeg aiming fourth final


KTS Zamek Tarnobrzeg is looking forward fourth final in ETTU Cup. They recorded straight matches victory in the first leg of the ETTU Cup and they are under less pressure before the match in front their supporters and LAOLA1.TV cameras. In the same positi

KTS Zamek Tarnobrzeg is looking forward fourth final in ETTU Cup. They recorded straight matches victory in the first leg of the ETTU Cup and they are under less pressure before the match in front their supporters and LAOLA1.TV cameras. In the same position is Turkish Fenerbahce. They will welcome Fotoprix Vic in Istanbul on Saturday.

Polish coach Zbigniew NĘCEK pointed at the first match in the opening duel as a most important match of the first leg. “For us it was crucial win of Margaryta PESOTSKA against Aurore DESSAINT after full distance match. Of course, absence of YOU Meng Yu made it much easier for us. To miss such opportunity to win will be a shame I think.”

Chances for their adversary are very slim now. “We need only 3 sets to qualify to the final, so our opponents will be under pressure. Of course we would like to win, not only qualify, but will see which players will arrive to Poland. Anyway we are well prepared and ready,” said coach Zbigniew NĘCEK

Saint-Quentin did its best in the first leg but it was in vain as World N°28 YU Mengyu from Singapore was injured and could not lead the French team. Anyway 1200 spectators enjoyed a real show with local-born Aurore DESSAINT who nearly made it, losing 9/11 in the fifth set, after a 2/1 lead, against Junior European Champion Margaryta PESOTSKA, ranked N°44 in the world.

“Sanja KORAK was called at the very last minute to play as N°3 for Saint-Quentin and the new mum was encouraged by the spectators for her first appearance of the season although there was no escape against German YING Han N°40. Finally British Joanna PARKER N°134 showed a lot of guts against Renata STRBIKOVA N°83, coming back from 5/10 to 10 all, in the decisive game. But all in all it was an easy match for the players of KTS Zamek Tarnobrzeg on their way to the finals for the 4th time,” said Manager Jean-Louis POLARD. It will not be that easy for the hosts since YU Mengyu will return into the game. 

Fenerbahce Sport Külübü beat Turkish Fotoprix Vic. Matilda EKHOLM was the only player who scored. She beat ZHOU Fangfang, but Viktoria PAVLOVICH and HU Melek showed no mercy.

Elizabeta SAMARA missed that duel. “We decided to play with this line up. In the club there are four very good players and we can decide the best combination at the moment,” explained SAMARA.

In Istanbul it will be more harder for their adversaries. “It is very important match. It will not be easy despite the great advantage. However our goal is much higher and I hope we will reach it.”

Fotorix VIC faces enormous task. “The first match was difficult for us. Fenerbahçe team really has a dream team and on the other side our players were ill. However I think we playrd a really good match, and during a few minutes, we dreamt about the victory. After the Matilda’s victory and Sara’s 1:0 against HU Melek, it was possible…” stated manager Miquel DURAN. “We are going to Istanbul to try to do our best. We’ll try to win the match but only a miracle could help us.”.

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