Europe Cup Women | 19 Apr 2024

SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club Triumphs in Spain

The Hungarian SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club clinched a victory in the opening leg of the Europe Cup women's tournament. Despite playing on their home turf at Museo De La Almendra Francisco Morales in Spain, the home team failed to capitalize on their advantage.

"The team did a perfect job today, but it's not over yet. We must focus on the Saturday match. It's very important for all of us to win this title," emphasized Georgina POTA, reflecting on the team's performance.

The match turned out to be much closer than the result predicts, with two closely contested encounters concluding after five games each. Georgina POTA secured a crucial 6-3 victory over Meng JIAQI in the deciding game. Meanwhile, Patricia SANTOS came agonizingly close to winning her duel against Dora MADARASZ, narrowly losing by a death point.

"I am very happy with this result. My first match was very difficult mentally, but I am overjoyed I could manage to win my second match, especially after how she played against Pota in the first match," expressed Dora MADARASZ.

The return leg is set to take place on April 27th.

This year marks the 21st appearance of the Hungarian club in European competitions, and they have their sights set on clinching their 6th medal in European competition.

Museo De La Almendra Francisco Morales - SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club 1-3

Meng JIAQI - Georgina POTA 2-3 (11-5, 9-11, 6-11, 11-8, 3-6)

Patricia SANTOS - Dora MADARASZ 2-3 (5-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 5-6)

Marija GALONJA - Maria FAZEKAS 3-0 (11-7, 12-10, 11-6)

Meng JIAQI - Dora MADARASZ 0-3 (9-11, 8-11, 7-11)