Belgium booked their ticket for NantesPhoto: Michael Loveder
ITTF-European Championships Teams Stage 2
Women’s Event – Third Round
In the Final Stage of the ITTF-European Championships Teams in Women’s Event will play winners and runners up from the Stage 2 played this weekend. Among ten teams are: Russia, Turkey, Spain, Belgium, Serbia, Italy, Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria and Slovenia.
Previously winners and runners up in Stage 1, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherland, Croatia, Sweden, Belarus, Hungary, Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria, Ukraine, Poland joined hosts France and titleholders Romania.
In Group one Russia finished their job yesterday. Today, Turkey’s Sibel ALTINKAYA, Ozge YILMAZ and Betul Nur KAHRAMAN overcame Lithuania with Ruta PASKAUSKIENE to secure second position and trip to Nantes.
In Group two Spain also secured top position yesterday, so today England and Belgium fought for the remining place. In Harlow, Tin HO was the only player to score for England, whilst Lisa LUNG showed great performance for Belgium and secured two wins.
In Group three Serbia is at the top of the Group with the victories over Italy and Estonia. Andrea TODOROVIC, Tijana JOKIC and Aneta MAKSUTI overcame Estonia today. Italy is second. They lost against Serbia yesterday and beat Estonia.
In Group five Bulgaria is unbeaten, followed with Slovenia with one defeat. Bulgaria’s Maria YOVKOVA, Polina TRIFONOVA and Ivet ILIEVA overcame Azerbaijan whilst Slovenia’s Katarina STRAZAR, Aleksandra VOVK and Ana Tofant prevailed against Israel.