Europe Cup Women | 18 Apr 2024

Budaörsi Sport Club Gears Up for Europe Cup Final Opening Leg Against Museo De la Almendra Francisco Morales in Spain

On Friday, the Budaörsi Sport Club from Hungary will travel to Spain to face Museo De la Almendra Francisco Morales in the opening leg of the Europe Cup final. The clash promises to be a thrilling encounter as both teams vie for European glory.

Since 2003, Budaörsi Sport Club has been a stalwart representative of Budaörs, its loyal supporters, and Hungarian table tennis on the European club stage. This year marks their 21st appearance, and they are aiming for their 6th European Cup medal. Their previous accolades include a bronze in the Champions League in 2012, silver in 2013, bronze in the ETTU Cup in 2019, silver in the Europe Cup in 2021, and another silver in 2023.

The women's team of Budaörsi Sport Club, celebrating its centenary this year, has a golden opportunity to clinch the European Cup title, following their impressive run to the finals this year and last.

President Gergely SOMLYÓ expressed his pride, stating, "Table tennis has been the most successful sport in our club and city. I am immensely proud of our achievements. Winning now would be a fantastic gift for our club's 100th anniversary."

In national competitions, the team is advancing to the Final Four and currently leads the standings with just two matches remaining. This year, amidst Olympic preparations, managing club events has been challenging, especially with two players, Dóra MADARÁSZ and Georgina PÓTA, vying for spots in the Paris Olympics. For Gina, this would mark her 5th Olympics, an incredible feat.

Georgina PÓTA shared her thoughts, saying, "It's a stressful time as I'm competing for the Olympics and participating in important club events like the Europe Cup. I may not know much about the Spanish team, but I'll gather all necessary information from my teammates and coach."

Dóra MADARÁSZ reflected on her past experiences, "I've played in Spain before, but the team has changed since then. We've discussed our expectations and prepared as much as possible. Winning the Europe Cup would be a dream come true. We're all eager for the finals, highly motivated to win, yet we respect our strong opponents."