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Turkey and Romania crowned team champions in Edirne

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Balkan U21 Table Tennis Championships

 

Turkey and Romania are crowned team`s champions at the Balkan U21 Table Tennis Championships held in the Turkish city of Edirne from August 1-5. Host side beat Serbia 3:0 in the Men`s Team final, while Romania overcame Turkey 3:1 in the Women`s Team event.

 

Denis BEKIR and Stefan TODOROV from Bulgaria are the winners of Men`s Doubles event, as they beat Romania`s Alexandru MANOLE and Florin SPELBUS 3:1 (11:1, 11:9, 5:11, 11:5). The best women`s doubles is Turkey`s Betul Nur KAHRAMAN and Merve Nur OZTURK. Host pair prevailed against Romania`s Elena ZAHARIA and Alina ZAHARIA 3:2 (8:11, 14:12, 14:16, 11:8, 11:8).

 

U21 Men`s Team

 

Quarter-finals

Turkey – Slovenia 3:0

Romania – Bulgaria 3:0

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 3:0

Serbia bye

 

Semi-finals

Turkey – Romania 3:2

Serbia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 3:0

 

Position 3-4

Romania – Bosnia and Herzegovina 3:0

 

Final

Turkey – Serbia 3:0

Batuhan ULUCAK – Nikola MARINKOVIC 3:1 (13:11, 15:13, 8:11, 11:9)

Abdullah Talha YIGENLER – Dimitrije LEVAJAC 3:2 (7:11, 11:9, 11:8, 9:11, 12:10)

Ali Afsin GUL – Aleksa GACEV 3:2 (11:8, 5:11, 7:11, 14:12, 11:9)

 

U 21 Women`s Team

 

Quarter-finals

Turkey – FYRO Macedonia 3:0

Bulgaria – Albania 3:0

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 3:1

Romania – Kosovo 3:0

 

Semi-finals

Turkey – Bulgaria 3:0

Romania – Bosnia and Herzegovina 3:0

 

Position 3-4

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Bulgaria 3:1

 

Final

Romania – Turkey 3:1

Elena ZAHARIA – Betul Nur KAHRAMAN 3:1 (11:6, 12:10, 9:11, 11:4)

Alina ZAHARIA – Gul Pembe OZKAYA 3:2 (7:11, 11:6, 11:7, 6:11, 11:4)

Denisa URITU - Merve Nur OZTURK 2:3 (11:1, 7:11, 7:11, 11:7, 5:11)

Alina ZAHARIA - Betul Nur KAHRAMAN 3:0 (11:6, 11:8, 11:5)

 

U21 Men`s Doubles

 

Semi-finals

Alexandru MANOLE/Florin SPELBUS (Romania) – Aleksa GACEV/Nikola MARINKOVIC (Serbia) 3:0 (11:8, 11:8, 11:9)

Denis BEKIR/Stefan TODOROV (Bulgaria) – Bilal Selim TOK/Tugay Sirzat YILMAZ (Turkey) 3:1 (11:9, 12:10, 7:11, 11:7)

 

Final

Denis BEKIR/Stefan TODOROV (Bulgaria) – Alexandru MANOLE/Florin SPELBUS (Romania) 3:1 (11:1, 11:9, 5:11, 11:5)

 

U21 Women`s Doubles

 

Semi-finals

Elena ZAHARIA/Alina ZAHARIA (Romania) - Gul Pembe OZKAYA/Aybala KOCAL (Turkey) 3:1 (11:4, 12:10, 10:12, 11:8)

Betul Nur KAHRAMAN/Merve Nur OZTURK (Turkey) – Iva Dimitrievska/Ana STOJANOVSKA (FYRO Macedonia) 3:0 (11:5, 11:7, 11:9)

 

Final

Betul Nur KAHRAMAN/Merve Nur OZTURK (Turkey) - Elena ZAHARIA/Alina ZAHARIA (Romania) 3:2 (8:11, 14:12, 14:16, 11:8, 11:8)

 

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Balkan TT Union here

Facebook 2018 TT Balkan Championships here

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