Seamaster ECLW: Dr. Casl edges Tarnobrzeg to set up final clash with BursaPhoto: Courtesy Dr. CASL
Semi-finals second leg: KTS Enea Siarka Tarnobrzeg – Dr. Casl 1:3 (1st leg 3:2)
Croatian champion Dr. Casl reaches its very first Seamaster ECLW final, as they beat no.1 seed and last year`s runner-up Tarnobrzeg 3:1, playing away second semi-final leg (1st game won Polish club 3:2). The 2017/18 champion will be decided in the clash between two clubs have never played ECLW final.
Actual World no. 20 LI Jie lost all three her matches in two semi-final legs against Tarnobrzeg, but China`s ZHOU Xintong has provided four points, having crucial role in the historic achievement of Croatian side.
Current World no. 28 FU Yu lost to no. 31 HAN Ying three weeks ago in Zagreb, but tonight beat her after full five games of the opener. Portugal`s player reversed the score from 0:2 to 3:2 to provide an early lead to the guest team.
ZHOU again prevailed against Elizabeta SAMARA to secure second win for Dr. CASL, while LI Qian overcame LI Jie to keep Tarnobrzeg in the game. Each of these two encounters has been decided in straight games.
HAN and ZHOU met in the fourth match. Guest led 2:1 (4:1) but host tied the score at 2:2. Fifth set also started by several points in a row of Chinese player (4:0) what was decisive for the Dr. Casl victory.
Seamaster ECLW semi-finals, second leg
KTS Enea Siarka Tarnobrzeg – Dr. Casl 1:3 (1st leg 3:2)
HAN Ying – FU Yu 2:3 (11:9, 11:6, 9:11, 7:11, 7:11)
Elizabeta SAMARA – ZHOU Xintong 0:3 (5:11, 4:11, 10:12)
LI Qian – LI Jie 3:0 (13:11, 11:3, 11:5)
HAN Ying - ZHOU Xintong 2:3 (6:11, 11:9, 5:11, 11:9, 5:11)