MESSINA– Blue semifinals in Messina. Four Italian couples will be the protagonists tomorrow in the semifinals of the Beach Pro Tour Future of Messina. This ended a new day of competition under the Cathedral of Piazza Duomo. Intense battles that have outlined the grid of couples who will fight for a place in the final tomorrow morning.
The women’s draw continues the excellent performances of Claudia Scampoli and Margherita Bianchin, who together with the other blue couple, composed of Reka Orsi Toth and Giada Bianchi, solved the pass for the semifinals; For both pairs, who qualified directly for the quarter-finals as a result of the successes achieved in the group stage, it was two encouraging victories that put them in games valid for a place in the final.
Italy’s Scampoli/Bianchin beat Australia’s Stevens/Bettanay 2-0 (21-14, 21-14) this afternoon and tomorrow at 10am they will face Czechs Lorenzova/Zolnercikova in the semifinals while Orsi Toth/Bianchi give them a 2nd place finish -0 inflicted. 0 (21-19, 21-13) against Portugal’s Pinheiro/Castro in the quarterfinals and tomorrow at 11am they meet Switzerland’s Bentele/Lutz to play the first pair finals in the BPT.
The path of Margherita Tega and Anna Pelloia ended in ninth place; For the young federal couple it was the decisive defeat in the tiebreak (14-21, 21-19, 15-11) against the Australians Stevens/Bettanay in the first knockout round.
There will also be two blue protagonist pairs in the semifinals of the men’s draw. Davide Benzi and Carlo Bonifazi took over the pass thanks to the difficult win in the tiebreak (21-16, 19-21, 15-11) against David Krumins and Manuel Alfieri. Benzi/Bonifazi meet Argentina’s Amieva/Aveiro in the semifinals tomorrow at 1.15 p.m.; On the other hand, a good fifth place for Krumins/Alfieri, the Italian team that started from qualifying and won both the group stage and the first knockout round this morning against Dutchmen Nijeboer/Van Werkhoven, who won 2-1 (24: 22, 18:1) were beaten. 21:15-12).
The other place in the semifinals was taken by Gianluca Dal Corso and Marco Viscovich. After yesterday’s winning debut, the Azzurri had to admit defeat to the Austrians Schnetzer/Petutschnig in the second game of group D this morning with 0:2 (21:19, 21:17), only to make up for it with the result of 2 – 0 ( 21-19, 21-17) against Poland’s Czachorwski/Besarab in the first knockout round. In the quarterfinals Dal Corso/Viscowitsch then won the all-Italian derby against Matteo Cecchini and Mauro Sacripanti, beating them in a doubles match 21-19 and in the semifinals, scheduled for tomorrow at 12.15pm, they have a chance to do that against them Austrian Schnetzer/Petutschnig bet. Fifth place in the finals instead for the blue team Cecchini/Sacripanti, who reached the quarter-finals after surviving the group stage as leaders of Pool B (two wins from two games).
Ninth place for Tobia Marchetto and Jakob Windisch. An unlucky day for the Azzurri; After yesterday’s victorious debut in group C against Israel, today they lost 2-0 (21:15, 21:17) and then the defeat in the first knockout round, in which they played against the Swiss Zürcher/Jordan had.
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