Europe Cup Women | 2 Feb 2024

SM Constanta and Clube Ténis de Mesa de Mirandela reached the penultimate stage

In their debut appearance in the Europe Cup, CSM Constanta reached the semifinals of the Women’s Cup. Joining the Romanian club, Portugal’s Clube Ténis de Mesa de Mirandela also secured a place in the penultimate stage.

CSM Constanta defeated GRAND-QUEVILLY ALCL 3-1 in the away match in France after prevailing 3-2 at home.

"We are very happy and proud. Reaching the semifinal in our first year of the ETTU Cup season is a significant achievement. I am thrilled to have won two matches for my team; last time, my sister contributed with two victories as well. Additionally, Bianca did her best, showing her high level and securing one match win. Given the high stakes, we felt the pressure, but we overcame it together. Supporting each other, we remained focused from the beginning until the end. Despite facing really strong opponents, we were fully aware of their capabilities. In the end, the collective power of our team prevailed," said Elena ZAHARIA.

Clube Ténis de Mesa de Mirandela also prevailed in both legs against JOUE LES TOURS TT. In the opening leg, it was a long-distance duel, while tonight Annamaria ERDELYI, Jingyi ZHOU, and Ines MATOS showed no mercy.

"After we won the opening leg, we knew that we had a chance. That opportunity became even better when we saw the lineup of the opposing team without Audrey ZARIF. Of course, it gave us a certain dose of confidence, but winning 3-0 was never on the table. I opened the match very well, and the crucial moment was the victory of our player from Singapore, Jingyi ZHOU, over the Chinese player Li HE. After that, the very good performance of Ines MATOS sealed the match," said Annamaria ERDELYI.

In the semis, Clube Ténis de Mesa de Mirandela awaits the winner of the match HB Ostrov z.s. vs. SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club.


Samson LI - Alina MUSAT (ZAHARIA) 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-9)

Jiaduo WU - Elena ZAHARIA 1-3 (7-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-13)

Anais SALPIN - Bianca MEI ROSU 2-3 (8-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-2, 5-6)

Samson LI - Elena ZAHARIA 1-3 (5-11, 11-8, 6-11, 7-11)

Clube Ténis de Mesa de Mirandela - JOUE LES TOURS TT 3-0

Annamaria ERDELYI – Clemence CHEVALLIER 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-2)

Jingyi ZHOU - Li HE 3-1 (6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9)

Ines MATOS - Nolwenn FORT 3-1 (13-11, 17-19, 12-10, 11-6)