Europe Cup Women

Thriller in Spain, Serbia showed no mercy as a host

The matches in the Stage 2 of the TAMANNEFTEGAS Europe Cup Women commenced today.

In Spain in Group A, Italy's ASD Quattro Mori needed five matches to overcame TT Moravsky Krumlov of Czech Republic. Andreea DRAGOMAN overcame Liliya ANDRIYANOVA and Tania Maria PLAIAN overcame Ekaterina CHERNYAVSKAYA to post 2:0 lead. In third match Nikita PETROVOVA overcame Rossana Antonella FERCIUG to change the rhythm of the game. CHERNYAVSKAYA beat DRAGOMAAN to push the match into the decisive encounter. PLAIAN stood the pressure and overcame ANDRIYANOVA.

In the same Group in all-Spanish duel Tecnigen Linares overcame Girbau Vic TT. Orawan PARANANG beat Sílvia Coll SOLA and Tamolwan KHETKHUAN, whilst Roxana ISTRATE also prevailed against KHETKHUAN. Only point for Girbau came from Sofia-Xuan ZHANG.

In only match in Group B today Austria's TTC NanoTech Villach beat Slovakia's Stolnotenisove Centrum SKST Bratislava 3:1. Ivana MALOBABIC posted two victories against Martine TOFTAKER and Rebekka CARLSEN. Rebekka overcame Ana Szofija FENYVESY in close five games match to secure only point from the club from Bratislava. Ina JAZBEC beat Dominika WILTSCHKOVA.

In group C in Serbia, the host Novi Sad recorded straight matches victory over Spanish Museo De La Almendra Francisco Morales. Aneta MAKSUTI, Tijana JOKIC and Radmila TOMINJAK all needed four games to succeed against Ana GARCIA MONTERO, Marija GALONJA and Lucia LOPEZ CUENCA. In other match Portugal's GDCS Do Juncal lost to French club ALCL TT Grand Quevilly 1:3. In five games Tatiana GARNOVA gave Portugal's club dream start with the victory over Anais SALPIN, but after that Pauline CHASSELIN overcame Janet EFFION and GARNOVA. LI Samson overcame Raqel ANDRADE.

In Men's TAMANNEFTEGAS Europe Cup, in Group A, Polish KS DARTOM BOGORIA Grodzisk Mazowiecki was stretched to full distance in the match against HB Ostrov z.s. From Czech Republic. Tomáš TREGLER overcame Pavel SIRUCEK in straight games, but Marek BADOWSKI leveled after 3:2 win over Dimitrij PROKOPCOV. Michal OBESLO was also forced to go full distance, but he beat Milosz REDZIMSKI 3:2. Marek BADOWSKI remained unbeaten and he also overcame TREGLER, before SIRICEK sealed the match with the victory over PROKOPCOV 3:2.

In Group B Roskilde Bordtennis BTK 61 suffered straight match defeat in the duel against Italy's USD Apuania Carrara Tennistavolo. Lubomir PISTEJ, Mihai Razvan BOBOCICA and Leonardo MUTTI overcame Jens LUNDQUIST, Michale MAZE and Mikkel HINDERSSON. In the same Group, SF SKK El Nino Praha from Czech Republic overcame SPG Linz from Austria 3:1. Jiri VRABLIK beat Samuel KALUZNY and Kim TAEHYUN, whilst TAEHYUN overcame Jakub ZELINKA. Frantisek ONDERKA prevailed against Patrik JUHASZ.

In Group C both matches concluded with 3:0 margin. PTE PEAC Kalo-Meh lost to CTT Borges, with two matches went full distance. Marc DURAN beat Szolt PETO 3:2; Sebestyen KOVACS lost to Joan MASIP in decisive game.

In addition SolexConsult TTC Wiener Neustadt's Frane KOJIC, Tomas KONECNY and Felix WETZEL beat Fortune Kyiv's Viktor YEFIMOV, Anton LIMONOV and Bohdan SINKEVYCH

In Group D Austria's SPG FELBERMAYR Wels in unbeaten in two matches. After Austria's club has been 2:0 down, Jiri MARTINKO pushed the match in opposite direction with the victory over Marco RECH DALDOSSO. In fierce fight Nandor ECSEKI and Andreas LEVENKO seized the opportunity and won. In the match against Spanish Real Club Cajasur Priego T.M, only Carlos MACHADO brought the point to Cajasur.

Top Spin Messina Fontalba beat Russia's TTSC UMMC-ELEM 3:1. Joao MONTEIRO was the key to the success with victories over Viacheslav KRIVOSHEEV and Danila TRAVIN.