Title for Cristian PLETEA and Rares SIPOS in Men's DoublesPhoto: M. NOVOSEL
European Under 21 Championships
After gold medal in the Mixed Doubles, Cristian PLETEA partnering Rares SIPOS added another title to the Romania's record. With SIPOS he clinched the top prize in Men's Doubles at the European Under 21 Championships in Croatia's town of Varazdin. In the final they overcame combination of players from Moldova and Czech Republic Andrei PUTUNTICA and Jiri MARTINKO (7:11, 11:7, 11:9, 11:9).
Bronze medalists are Florian CNUDDE and Laurens DEVOS of Belgium and Irvin BERTRAND and Leo DE NODRES of France.
PLETEA and SIPOS looked confident in the match, but PLETEA admitted that final was very difficult for them.
“It was very hard match. They are very dangerous combination and PUTUNTICA already proved he is in great shape by reaching the semi final in Singles here,” said PLETEA.
SIPOS added: “I was so nervous. In the closing stages of the match I was shaking. I made few great errors, but PLETEA was at the top of the game and I am so happy now. It was very tough encounter.”
On their way to the final Romania's pairing overcame Joan MASIP and Lillo ALBERT of Spain, Gerrit ENGEMANN and Fanbo MENG of Germany as well as French duo Irvin BERTRAND and Leo DE NODRES.
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