The home national team confirmed its strength already in the first discipline.
Both basic groups in women’s singles offered interesting matches. Hungarian Boglárka Lepsényi beat the Swiss Cathrine Striebel in two sets in group B. Polish young single player showed a lot of enthusiasm, but had little chance against more experienced opponents. But matches against stars of our sport make you strong like no others game or training.
Romanian Alexandra Petricas is not well known in futnet family yet, but this will probably change with this tournament. She won against Czech top single player Lucie Vokáčová after three thrilling sets and not even Slovak strong player Ludmila Smaržová did not manage to steal points from her. In the “Czechoslovak derby” Lucie Vokáčová showed more patience and won the match in two sets.
8:30 CET Hungary x Czech Republic (TVCOM)
Romania x Switzerland
Jiří Kalous from Czech Republic confirmed the role of one of the favourites of the tournament and advanced directly to semifinals without bigger problems after victories against Robin Brülhart (SUI) and Oleg Usychenko (UKR).
Alex - Bertold Sorean showed very good skills in singles. Though Adam Harsányi (HUN) and Branislav Zubák (SVK) resisted bravely, Sorean confirmed that high expectations of Romania were justified. Polish young player Mateusz Galczynski learnt a lot from his opponents but did not score enough points to play for medals.
Quarterfinals were even more interesting. Branislav Zubák won against Oleg Usychenko in two decent sets. Both of them showed a lot of progress. Harsányi had more difficulties in second quarterfinal against Brülhart, but with more patience and luck in the finish of second set he advances to semifinal.
9:00 CET Czech Republic x Slovakia (TVCOM)
Romania x Hungary