Sporting and Villeneuvois reach semisPhoto: Courtesy ITTF
Return leg of the 2019/20 Europe Cup quarter-finals
Sporting Clube De Portugal and Ping Pong Club Villeneuvois have booked their places for the 2019/20 Europe Cup Men semi-finals, as they eliminated CSS-SZAK Odorheiu Secuiesc and Benelux Group Taverzo respectively. Sporting repeated last year’s success when it reached semis for the very first time.
Sporting Clube De Portugal beat once again CSS-SZAK Odorheiu Secuiesc, this time 3:2 (1st leg 3:1). Everything was decided after first two encounters when host side led 2-0. Quadri ARUNA beat Sebastian LOSO in the opener and Diogo CARVALHO prevailed against György SZILÁRD. Both matches were decided in straight games. Guests tied the score at 2-2 (Cservik KRISZTIÁN overcame Guilherme PAULO, György SZILÁRD won 3:0 w.o., as ARUNA wasn’t able to play due to illness). The clash was concluded by Diogo CARVALHO win over Sebastian LOSO 3:0 (11:8, 11:3, 11:9).
Ping Pong Club Villeneuvois beat Benelux Group Taverzo 3:1 (6:1 on aggregate) on home soil, to progress into semi-finals. Vildan GADIEV beat both Yannik VOSTES and Laurens TROMER who leveled the score at 1-1 by beating Cedric LEPAGE. Nima ALAMIAN was extended to full distance by Dorian NICOLLE in the third encounter.
Europe Cup Men quarterfinal return leg
Sporting Clube De Portugal - CSS-SZAK Odorheiu Secuiesc 3:2 (1st leg 3:1)
Quadri ARUNA - Sebastian LOSO 3:0 (11:6, 11:8, 11:6)
Diogo CARVALHO - György SZILÁRD 3:0 (11;4, 11:5, 11:8)
Guilherme PAULO - Cservik KRISZTIÁN 0:3 (6:11, 11:13, 6:11)
Quadri ARUNA - György SZILÁRD 0:3 w.o.
Diogo CARVALHO - Sebastian LOSO 3:0 (11:8, 11:3, 11:9)
Ping Pong Club Villeneuvois - Benelux Group Taverzo 3:1 (1st leg 3:0)
Vildan GADIEV - Yannik VOSTES 3:0 (11:9, 11:6, 11:8)
Cedric LEPAGE - Laurens TROMER 0:3 (4:11, 9:11, 2:11)
Nima ALAMIAN - Dorian NICOLLE 3:2 (9:11, 11:8, 11:6, 9:11, 11:4)
Vildan GADIEV - Laurens TROMER 3:0 (11:8, 11:5, 11:7)