Tarnobrzeg wins in PortugalPhoto: Courtesy KTS Enea Siarka Tarnobrzeg
ECLW quarter-finals, 1st leg: Sporting – Tarnobrzeg 1:3
Two-time ECLW runner-up and actual no. 2 seed, KTS Enea Siarka Tarnobrzeg from Poland beat Sporting Clube de Portugal 3:1 in the first quarter-final game held in Lisbon. Second leg will take a place on February 11th in the Polish city of Tarnobrzeg.
This clash involved last three out of four individual European champions, LI Qian (gold medal 2018), Elizabeta SAMARA (2015) and LI Fen (2013), but 2013 bronze medalist HAN Ying had the biggest impact on the final outcome. One of the best defenders in the ECLW in last couple of years secured two points for Polish champion, as she overcame both, LI Fen and Daniela DODEAN MONTEIRO.
Second match was crucial, bearing in mind that host side had a chance for 2-0 lead. After Daniela DODEAN MONTEIRO win against Elizabeta SAMARA, LI Fen led 2-1 against HAN Ying, but guest managed to win that encounter.
ECLW quarter-finals, 1st leg
Sporting Clube de Portugal – KTS Enea Siarka Tarnobrzeg 1:3
Daniela DODEAN MONTEIRO – Elizabeta SAMARA 3:1 (9:11, 11:5, 12:10, 11:2)
LI Fen – HAN Ying 2:3 (6:11, 14:12, 11:9, 7:11, 6:11)
Zhenqi BARTHEL APOLONIA – LI Qian 0:3 (2:11, 9:11, 2:11)
Daniela DODEAN MONTEIRO – HAN Ying 0:3 (7:11, 9:11, 8:11)