Coin flip for TV Lybrae Heerlen
For probably the first time in ETTU Cup history a match has been tied by individual matches, games and points and therefore according to the ETTU's regulations has been decided by lot, the flip of a disc. Everyone at the match in Netherlands witnessed remarkable and unique event.
ETTU Cup women Round 3 match (home and away) between TV Lybrae Heerlen and Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu concluded with leveled result 4-4, games 15-15, points 280-280! The referee Jos van de BERG was forced to do the coin flip to decide the winner: green for Lybrae Heerlen, red for Fenerbahce Istanbul. Coin ended on green. So Lybrae Heerlen won coin flip.
TTV Lybrae Heerlen lost against Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu 3:1 in the return leg. MEN Shuohan suffered in the opening game against Nadezhda BOGDANOVA. However, after Rachel GERARDS faced same faith against Sibel ALTINKAYA and it was only experienced Elena TIMINA who scored for the hosts against Gulpembe OZKAYA
"I play table tennis for more than 40 years but I never had to deal with a decision made by a draw. After almost five hours of playing in Istanbul and Heerlen there is no difference between both teams. I feel sorry for this unsatisfactory defeat for Istanbul, but I am very happy to reach the 4th round in ETTU Cup. I returned to the Netherlands and I knew that LYBRAE Heerlen, who are the champions of organizing events, would be the best choice. It will be more and more difficult from now and Lille will be the big favorite team in the 4th Round. But we surprised in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Round, so let's see what we can do now," said Timina.