Europe Cup Women | 9 May 2021
Saint-Denis Us 93 clinched the title at the Tamanneftegas Women's Europe Cup
Saint-Denis Us 93 won the first ever title at the Tamanneftegas Women's Europe Cup Final. At the ultimate stage of the event they overcame Hungarian SH-ITB Budaörsi in fantastic five matches thriller.
Georgina POTA took an early control of the match against Camille LUTZ who managed to put some pressure only in third game. It finished by narrow margin, but POTA left the table unbeaten. Prithika PAVADE was severely tested in the match against Sabina SURJANA, but in the decisive game, once again she showed she can not lose. She won the fifth game 6:0.
Maria FAZEKAS had 2:0 lead before Lieili MOSTAFAVI recovered to level. She maintained solid performance in the fifth game, but Maria withstood her spirited comeback.
Still unbeaten at the European tournaments, Prithika PAVADE confirmed her dominancy in the duel against Georgina POTA. For a second time in the day Sabina SURJAN was on duty in the decisive match. This time she failed to beat Camille LUTZ.
“I never expected this. No one of us did. I played bad at the beginning of the tournament, but now everything fit to place. I am so proud of my teammates,” said LUTZ.
The player of the tournament Prithika PAVADE was modest.
“I am feeling proud, but I was not alone there. I needed mye team to win the third point in every match. My victories counts only with them,” said PAVADE.
SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club - Saint-Denis Us 93 Tennis De Table 2:3
Georgina POTA - Camille LUTZ 3:0 (11:6, 11:2, 14:12)
Sabina SURJAN - Prithika PAVADE 2:3 (6:11, 11:7, 11:6, 5:11, 0:6)
Maria FAZEKAS - Leili MOSTAFAVI 3:2 (11:7, 12:10, 6:11, 2:11, 6:4)
Georgina POTA - Prithika PAVADE 0:3 (8:11, 5:11, 2:11)
Sabina SURJAN - Camille LUTZ 2:3 (12:10, 6:11, 9:11, 11:6, 2:6)
Previously in the all-French duel Saint-Denis Us 93 Tennis De Table overcame CP Lyssois Lille Métropole with Prithika PAVADE shined once again and led her team into the victory. In the opening match against Linda BERGSTROM as well as in the last match against Dora MADARASZ she was stretched to full distance, but stayed unbeaten.
“In both matches PAVADE had a good start, but her adversaries were very strong. In the final stages of the match she was more focused,” explained Camille LUTZ.
Camille beat Agnès LE LANNIC in straight games to secure the third point for the victory.
“I played so many times against Agnès LE LANNIC in France, so for me that was my advantage. I am always good when I am on familiar ground,” added LUTZ.
Saint-Denis Us 93 Tennis De Table - CP Lyssois Lille Métropole 3:1
Prithika PAVADE - Linda BERGSTROM 3:2 (11:9, 11:9, 9:11, 9:11, 6:3)
Leili MOSTAFAVI - Dora MADARASZ 0:3 (8:11, 9:11, 7:11)
Camille LUTZ - Agnès LE LANNIC 3:0 (11:9, 11:6, 11:4)
Prithika PAVADE - Dora MADARASZ 3:2 (11:1, 11:8, 9:11, 9:11, 6:2)
Novi Sad beat two favorites from the Champions League, on their way to the semi final, but they stumbled on the third hurdle. In emotional duel against SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club, Hungarian team halted their dream. The quality was on the Hungarian side, but it was hard for Sabina SURJAN to play against the teammates from Serbia's club.
“Sabina has played for us in national league and it was very difficult for her to perform against teammates. Even harder here in Novi Sad,” explained coach of Novi Sad Slobodan STOJANOV.
Sabina SURJAN was struggling with mixed emotions.
'It very hard for me. I tried to shut down, but still I was nervous,”explained SURJAN.
TTC Novi Sad - SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club 1:3
Aneta MAKSZUTI - Georgina POTA 1:3 (11:7, 8:11, 9:11, 8:11)
Tijana JOKIĆ - Sabina SURJAN 3:2 (10:12, 6:11, 11:9, 12:10, 6:2)
Radmila TOMINJAK - Petra LOVAS 1:3 (1:11, 12:10, 4:11, 5:11)
Aneta MAKSZUTI - Sabina SURJAN 0:3 (7:11, 8:11, 9:11)