34rd ESF European Club Championships
Top seeded teams made it into the semis
An exciting final preliminary match in the women’s category between the German champions from Paderborn and last year’s runner up Mulhouse concluded the second day of the tournament on the glass court. The French team led by Sarah-Jane Perry (No. 15 in the world rankings) prevailed 2-1 despite strong resistance from the Paderborn women. Both teams advance to the semi-finals. Mulhouse will face SC Monopol Frankfurt and the PSC will face the defending champions from Roehampton (England). The semi-finals will be played on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
“Of course, I would have liked a different outcome and a fifth set, but Mulhouse was simply stronger overall today,” said Paderborn’s captain Hennes afterwards. Team manager Matthias Wolff is looking forward to the semi-final day in the Ahorn-Sportpark: “The group goal of reaching the semi-finals has been achieved, even if we would have liked a different opponent. Now we have to play against the strong English women, but who knows what will happen in front of the home crowd!”
Captain Rösner is looking forward to the final two days: “We are excited for the semi-finals and are looking forward to another full hut in the Ahorn Sports Park. And we hope that we will also triumph against our big competitor Worms in the end!” In the men's category, the teams from Roehampton, Uster (Switzerland) and the two German teams from Worms and Paderborn prevailed in the quarterfinals. Defending champion Paderborn will face reigning German Champion Worms on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
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