Member Associations | 6 Apr 2024

Three Titles for Nicole ARLIA at the Italian Championships in Molfetta

In her relatively brief career at the top level, Nicole ARLIA had amassed numerous youth trophies, but a senior title had remained elusive. However, at the Italian Championships in Molfetta, the 18-year-old from Centro Sportivo Aeronautica Militare showed her unstoppable talent, crafting an unforgettable experience. Within half an hour on the first day, she clinched the Mixed Doubles title with Jordy PICCOLIN from Gruppo Sportivo Fiamme Azzurre and the Women's Doubles title with Nikoleta STEFANOVA from Tennistavolo Castel Goffredo. On the event's final day, she completed her triumphant sweep by securing the gold medal in the Singles event. In the semifinals, she battled past Debora VIVARELLI from Centro Sportivo Esercito in a thrilling 4-3 encounter, and in the finals, she defeated Gaia Monfardini from ASV TT Südtirol with a score of 4-2. MONFARDINI had earlier eliminated Giorgia PICCOLIN from Centro Sportivo Esercito with a score of 4-2.

Reflecting on her remarkable achievement, ARLIA shared:

"I managed to capture these three titles under immense pressure. Each match in the Singles event presented its own challenges. My partnership with STEFANOVA is built on deep familiarity, leaving no secrets between us. The match against VIVARELLI is always grueling; despite the difficulties, I emerged victorious. Similarly, facing MONFARDINI, I found myself trailing 2-1, yet managed a remarkable comeback. Adapting my tactics from the fourth set onward bolstered my confidence. These days in Molfetta have gifted me with truly unforgettable emotions."

Singles Event:


Nicole ARLIA vs. Gaia MONFARDINI 4-2 (10-12, 13-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-6)


Nicole ARLIA vs. Debora VIVARELLI 4-3 (12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4, 11-6)

Gaia MONFARDINI vs. Giorgia PICCOLIN 4-2 (9-11, 15-13, 3-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5)

Women's Doubles:


Nikoleta STEFANOVA/Nicole ARLIA vs. Debora VIVARELLI/Giorgia PICCOLIN 3-1 (11-9, 13-11, 8-11, 12-10)


Nikoleta STEFANOVA/Nicole ARLIA vs. Le Thi Hong Loan/Chiara COLANTONI 3-1 (11-5, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9)

Debora VIVARELLI/Giorgia PICCOLIN vs. Arianna BARANI/Giulia CAVALLI 3-0 (11-0, 11-8, 11-6)

Mixed Doubles:


Jordy PICCOLIN/Nicole ARLIA vs. John OYEBODE/Gaia MONFARDINI 3-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-8)


Jordy PICCOLIN/Nicole ARLIA vs. Antonino AMATO/Nikoleta STEFANOVA 3-0 (12-10, 12-10, 11-8)

John OYEBODE/Gaia MONFARDINI vs. Marco Rech DALDOSSO/Chiara COLANTONI 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-5)