Europe Cup Men

KS Dekorglass Dzialdowo won opening leg in Austria

Polish KS Dekorglass Dzialdowo won the opening leg of the Europe Cup Men quarterfinal. In Austria, they overcame Solex-Consult TT Wiener Neustadt in straight matches.

Jonathan GROTH gave KS Dekorglass Dzialdowo dream start with the victory over Frane Tomislav KOJIC in straight games (11:9, 12:10, 11:5). Jakub DYJAS followed his path with the win over Ivor BAN, but he needed one game more (9:11, 12:10, 11:6, 11:5). Kaii KONISHI sealed the duel with the victory over Felix WETZEL (11:5, 10:12, 11:8, 14:12).

“The match was very close and the victory did not come as easy as the results predicts. Our adversaries preformed at very high level. Therefore, we are very happy that we managed to close the opening leg in straight matches. Now we have to recover as quick as possible, because we have next duel on Thursday,” explained Jakub.


GV Hennebont TT also secured opening match win. They overcame Top Spin Messina in Italy after five matches fierce fight. Matteo MUTTI beat Ioannis SGOUROPOULOS in the opening game 11:5, 5:11, 10:12, 11:8, 6:2) and Leonardo MUTTI overcame Kristian KARLSSON to give hosts 2:0 lead (7:11, 11:6, 9:11, 11:6, 6:4).

Anders LIND pushed the match into opposite direction with the victory over Marco RECH DALDOSSO (7:11, 11:4, 11:5, 11:5). KARSSON beat Matteo (11:8, 11:3, 11:4) and SGOUROPOULOS overcame Leonardo in the decisive match (6:11, 11:8, 11:2, 9:11, 6:3).

“ We did not start very well because all of us were a bit nervous. On the other side the opponents were really focused and strong . In the end, we came back with less mistakes and more self-confidence. We are happy for this victory from 0-2 down,” said SGOUROPOULOS.