Berlin beats Zamek to secure a historic 3rd ECLW titlePhoto: Ronny Pabst
German club won 3:0 in the second leg of the final and became the very first triple champion of ECLW
TTC Berlin Eastside goes down in history as the very first triple winner of the European Champions League Women! They beat KTS SPAR-Zamek Tarnobrzeg 3:0 in the returning final leg, played in front of 500 people in Berlin`s home. ETTU President Ronald KRAMER handed over the trophy to the winning team. Berlin won first game 3:2, held four weeks ago on the soil of 25th times champion of Poland.
SHAN Xiaona overcame Natalia PARTYKA in straight games of the opening game, but it wasn’t so easy as result speaks. Two sets were finished by narrow margin (host saved three set balls – one in first, two in the third game), but host after all showed why he tops the list of the invididual achievements in the actual ECLW: SHAN ended the 2015/16 edition with 13 victories and just one defeat.
Petrissa SOLJA pushed her side one step closer to the title, as she beat LI Qian in straight sets. Third game was one of the most important in this final, when guest came from 3:7 to 8:7, but host responded by three points in a row to secure two consecutive match balls. SOLJA needed six match balls in total to provide 2:0 lead to German side.
The third match, between Georgina POTA and HAN Ying, was decided after two sets (1:1) when guest was forced to give up due to back injury.
Berlin entered record books in many aspects. They won all three possible titles in the 2015/16 season, having 32-0 score in total: 10-0 in ECLW, 18-0 in Bundesliga, 4-0 in German Cup. Irina PALINA`s side celebrate its second triple crown (2014, 2016) and third ECLW title, after 2012 and 2014.
The 2015/16 ECLW final, second leg
TTC Berlin Eastside – KTS SPAR-Zamek Tarnobrzeg 3:0
SHAN Xiaona – Natalia PARTYKA 3:0 (13:11, 11:5, 14:12)
Petrissa SOLJA – LI Qian 3:0 (11:5, 11:7, 15:13)
Georgina POTA – HAN Ying 3:1 (7:11, 11:4, 11:0, 11:0)