Europe Cup Women

ALCL TT Grand-Quevilly beat SKST Plus Hodonin

In the opening leg of the Europe Cup Women quarterfinal ALCL TT Grand-Quevilly beat SKST Plus Hodonin in four matches.

LI Samson gave her club good start with the victory over Marketa SEVCIKOVA (12:10, 11:6, 11:2), but Natalia PARTYKA brought back Czech team back in game with the victory over Anis SALPIN (11:9, 11:13, 11:8, 11:9). Isa COK beat Karin GROFOVA (11:4, 11:6, 11:9), before Natalia created a chance for another point but failed in close finsih. PARTYKA forced LI go to go full distance and lost by death point (9:11, 13:11, 11:13, 11:4, 5:6).

“We are happy to win the first round of the quarterfinal, it was a very tight match until the end. Li Samson played a very good match at 2/1. She won 6/5 in the last game against Natalia PARTYKA. Li Samson was in good shape and also won her first match, before PARTYKA was a bit too strong for Anais SALPIN and I played quite good at 1/1 so I’m happy that I could bring an important point for the team,” said Isa COK.

Second leg is scheduled for Friday.

Previously, Italian Quattro Mori Cagliari and Czech Moravsky Krumlov already secured their semi-final’s spots. On 28th January Spanish Tecnigen Linares and Hungarian SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club will play last quarterfinal to decide on last semifinalists.