Europe Cup Women

Novi Sad secured historical semi final in legendary Spens

On the third day of the play at the Tamanneftegas Women's Europe Cup Final, SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club and Saint-Denis US 93 TT secured their semi finals spots for tomorrow. In the afternoon program CP Lyssois Lille Métropole and Novi Sad joined them. Tomorrow in the semi final Denis US 93 TT will meet CP Lyssois Lille Métropole whilst H-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club will play against Novi Sad.

In the morning round of the tournament led by Prithika PAVADE French Saint-Denis US 93 recorded another win that launched them into the semis. Club beat ASD Quattro Mori Cagliari in four matches, but it could be even shorter duel.

“We put our focus on Tania PLAIAN, because we are all aware how dangerous she is. She played at the fantastic level here and we are very happy to see that Leili MOSTAFAVI was so close to overcame her. Leili lost in five games by narrow margin,” explained Camille LUTZ.

Prithika PAVADE overcame Rossana FERCIUG and PLAIAN to continue fantastic row of victories. She is unbeaten at the European competitions since last February.PAVADE clinched the European U21 Championships title in the singles after 9 wins; at the European Olympic Singles Qualifications in Portugal last month she booked the ticket for Japan by secured unbeaten status in 7 matches. In Novi Sad, so far, Prithika recorded 5 wins.

ASD Quattro Mori Cagliari - Saint-Denis US 93 TT (FRA) 1:3

Tania Maria PLAIAN - Leili MOSTAFAVI 3:2 (7:11, 15:13, 11:4, 6:4)

Rossana A. FERCIUG - Prithika PAVADE 0:3 (7:11, 4;11, 2:11)

WEI Jian - Camille LUTZ 1:3 (3:11, 10:12, 11:6, 5:11)

Tania Maria PLAIAN - Prithika PAVADE 0:3 (3:11, 7:11, 7:11)


After some drama in the first quarterfinal the second one was the comparatively quiet affair with the favorites prevailed in straight matches. Hungarian SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club overcame Austria's TTC CarinthiaWinds Villach to secure tomorrow's semi final.

“I am not very safe with my game against defense and we tried to avoid their defensive players, so I moved to position no. two. They predicted it and at the beginning it was Petra LOVAS who played against Anna FENYVESY and I had to meet Ivana MALOBABIC. It ended well eventually. I won two opening games easily, got scared a little; lost the focus, but prevailed. Now I am very happy that I played against the players with defensive style to bust my self confidence. At the end Georgina POTA sealed the match without difficulties,” said Sabina SURJAN.

Sabina played for Novi Sad before she moved to Hungarian club.

“I wish them well against Hododnin and I hope we will meet in the semi final,” said SURJAN.

TTC CarinthiaWinds Villach - SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club (HUN) 0:3

Anna FENYVESY - Petra LOVAS 1:3 (5:11, 11:5, 4:11, 5:11)

Ivana MALOBABIC - Sabina SURJAN 1:3 (3:11, 11:9, 8:11, 9:11)

Kiara SEGULA - Georgina POTA 0:3 (5:11, 9:11, 5:11)


TTC Novi Sad upset the merits and overcame SKST Stavoimpex Hodonin in a dramatic five matches duel. The back-bone of the club's success was Aneta MAKSZUTI, but Tijana JOKIC also proved her worth when she won the decisive match against Solomiya BRATEYKO.

Aneta overcame both Solomiya BRATEYKO and Natalia PARTYKA in straight games.

“I was relaxed because yesterday we already reached our first goal. This is bonus and extra pleasure. I was not under pressure just played,”sad Aneta.

Tijana JOKIC was involved in two thrillers. She recovered from 0:2 in reverse to leveled the match against Natalia PARTYKA, then she had 5:3 in decisive game, but lost. In fifth match today she “erased” that match from her memory and overcame Solomiya BRATEYKO in straight games.

TTC Novi Sad - SKST Stavoimpex Hodonin 3:2

Aneta MAKSZUTI - Solomiya BRATEYKO 3:0 (12:10, 11:9, 11:9)

Tijana JOKIĆ - Natalia PARTYKA 2:3 (3:11, 7:11, 11:9, 11:5, 5:6)

Alina ZAHARIA - Linda ZÁDĚROVÁ 0:3 (9:11, 2:11, 7;11)

Aneta MAKSZUTI - Natalia PARTYKA 3:0 (11:8, 11:7, 11:8)

Tijana JOKIĆ - Solomiya BRATEYKO 3:0 (11:4, 11:9, 14:12)


Etival Clairefontaine ASRTT lost to CP Lyssois Lille Métropole in straight matches in all-French quarterfinal. The breaking point was the duel between Hana MATELOVA and Linda BERGSTROM which concluded by narrowest of margins – by death point in decisive games.

““My duel was very intense one. I entered in the match slowly and i built it gradually. As the match progressed I surprised myself how my forehand worked well. My spin on spin game, forehand top spin was very good. It is not something you can easily achieved against players like Hana MATELOVA,” said BERGSTROM.

Faced the sudden death point game, BERGSTROM was not afraid.

“We usually use this system at the trainings, so I am well prepared. Also I felt confident and my game was constantly on good level.”

Etival Clairefontaine ASRTT - CP Lyssois Lille Métropole 0:3

Hana MATELOVA - Linda BERGSTROM 2:3 (11:9, 8:11, 11:9, 8:11, 5:6)

Maria DOLGIKH - Dora MADARASZ 1:3 (11:6, 10:12, 2:11, 3:11)

Marie MIGOT - Agnès LE LANNIC 0:3 (wo)