European Youth Championships

Russia will meet Romania in the match for gold in Under 19 Girls Event

In tomorrow's Under 19 Girls Event final, at the GAZPROM European Youth Championships in Varazdin, Romania will meet silver medalists from Ostrava, Russia. In the match for the third position Turkey will play against France.

Romania's Ioana SINGEORZAN opened the semi final's clash against Turkey with the victory over Ozge YILMAZ. Elena ZAHARIA followed her path with the victory over Ece HARAC and Luciana MITROFAN overcame Zeynep KARACA. All matches resolved in straight games.

“I am very proud of my team. We expected it will be much more difficult duel. We did not think we would make it in three straight games matches. We cheered each other for every point and when we were in the game, that support gave us extra strength,” said Elena ZAHARIA who took Romania to cadets title in Cluj three years ago.

MITROFAN added:”It was good match to watch. We were focused on each point, we did not want to give smallest chance to our adversaries.”

Elizabet ABRAAMIAN's role in Russia's win was pivotal in the semi final. ABRAMIAAN once again established her authority a she orchestrated the downfall of France. Elizabet won both her matches against Isa COK and Camille LUTZ; both in straight games. Camille proved too strong for Liubov TENTSER, but TENSTER managed to win the decisive match against COK.

“This was my toughest match at the European Championships. It was important to win when the result in the matches was 1:1, but we lost the third match. I told my teammates to be focused because I believed we could win this match. I followed that advice myself and it helped me win. The last match was incredibly close. I am proud of Liubov TENTSER; she played a very good match. In the final we will play against Romania I expect a victory and a gold medal,” said Elizabeth ABRAAMIAN.

It was great pressure on Liubov's shoulders.

“After losing my first match I felt bad, and when I had to play the last match I was very nervous, but I tried to stay focused ant to think only what is coming next. I knew I had to be strong because I was fighting for Russia national team. All the girls were with me, they trusted me and I knew that with their support I could win,” said Liubov TENTSER.