Triumphs for Vaillante Sports Angers and Tigem SC Ankara
Vaillante Sports Angers made a giant step toward final of the Men’s ETTU Cup. In the openng leg of the semi final in Austria, they overcame SPG Walter Wels.
Mihai BOBOCICA was the only player who scored for the hosts after full five games thriller against European champion Emmanuel LEBESSON. However, Emmanuel LEBESSON showed no mercy on his second visit to the table and beat WANG Jianjun to secure the victory for the French team.
Like Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor day earlier, another Turkish representative recorded the victory in the opening leg of the Women’s ETTU Cup semi final. This time on home soli, Tigem SC Ankara beat Russia’s TTC Kazan.
Cristina Alina HIRICI was strecehed to full distance twice in the match, but Romania’s player proved she hes stronger nerveus in the finish. HIRICI beat Anna BLAZHKO with 11:9 in decisive game of the opening match and sealed the victory for hosts in fourth match against Antonina SAVELYEVA.
SPG Walter Wels - Vaillante Sports Angers TT 1:3
WANG Jianjun - Jon PERSSON 1:3 (11:8, 7:11, 7:11, 11:13)
Mihai BOBOCICA - Emmanuel LEBESSON 3:2 (6:11, 3:11, 11:6, 11:9, 11:8)
Zsolt PETÖ - Jens LUNDQUIST 0:3 (5:11, 7:11, 10:12)
WANG Jianjun - Emmanuel LEBESSON 1:3 (11:8, 8:11, 5:11, 7:11)
Tigem SC Ankara - TTC Kazan 3:1
Cristina Alina HIRICI - Anna BLAZHKO 3:2 (5:11, 11:6, 13:11, 8:11, 11:9)
Zoia NOVIKOVA - Antonina SAVELYEVA 3:1 (11:7, 11:6, 11:13, 11:5)
Duygu KOCAK - Svetlana MOKHNACHEVA 0:3 (4:11, 3:11, 1:11)
Cristina Alina HIRICI - Antonina SAVELYEVA 3:2 (11:3, 8:11, 11:8, 18:20, 11:7)