German seashore volleyball gamers first bit their tooth within the spherical of 16 of the European Championship. Solely after immediately’s German group sport 5, a primary entry into the Spherical of 16 was actually sure. The remainder should go to the second spherical.
Carla Burger and Julia Sood broke the spell and have been the primary German duo to achieve the final 16 of the European Championship on residence soil. The duo from Dusseldorf gained their second match of the group stage on Wednesday towards Italians Valentina Guttardi and Marta Menegati 2-0 (21:19, 21:19) and after two wins they completed first within the group stage within the spherical of 16.
Lippmann and Olympic champions Rio Walkenhurst take the strain
After their opening defeat, new duo Kira Walkenhurst/Luisa Lippmann got here underneath strain of their second set match towards Erica Klyukmanite/Monika Polikin (Lithuania). The primary set ended at 21:15, however after 17:21 within the powerful second spherical, it obtained actually tight.
In the long run, Walkenhurst and Lippmann gained the tiebreak with a rating of 15:12. They each make up an attention-grabbing duo: Walkenhurst, the 2016 Rio Olympic champion, will return to the Grand Slam after damage. Lippmann, who has been a high indoor participant for a few years, has lastly switched to “seashore” as a result of prospect of an Olympics. The 27-year-old nonetheless has adjustment points.
After the second spherical of Group D, it’s clear that the wildcard gamers can not make it on to the Spherical of 16. They positively need to go to the runoff.
The primary defeat of the third World Cup
After successful the primary match within the first set, Senja Tillmann and Svenja Muller have been defeated of their second look. In entrance of the Spanish duo Daniela Alvarez-Mendoza and Tania Moreno Matveeva, Roma, who completed third within the World Cup, managed to keep away from the zero with 21:19 after 14:21. After 12:quarter-hour into the tiebreak, it was determined.
Winter / Henning stays unbeaten
Within the males’s group H, Paul Henning/Sven Winter remained with out a win. Regardless of being clear on the lead after 21:13, the Hamburg gamers needed to admit defeat to Austrians Christoph Dressler and Alexander Huber with 18:21 and 12:15. Henning was nonetheless lively as a central goalkeeper at German membership Frankfurt till the top of the yr, and since then has been a part of a group with German champion Sven Winter.
Additionally first chapter for Ehlers / Wickler
Just like the Muller/Tilman girls, the 2 males Nils Eilers and Clemens Weckler suffered the primary defeat. She was very near the Austrians Julian Hurl / Alexander Horst. The tiebreak went to the friends from the close by Republic of Alpine at 16:14. The German duo beforehand gained the second spherical by 21:15 after 16:21.