On the event of the tenth Women’s Pro day, all the pieces stays to be completed for the Nîmes, who play in Metz.
Two days earlier than the finish of the common season, the Alliance Nîmes Montpellier desk tennis (ANMTT) continues to look in the retro … and in the viewfinder. “Everything is still possible”, thus defines Florian Habuda, the Nîmes coach.
Like the indisputable fact that his coaching will get a “serene maintenance”, as its president Alain Lauferon had imagined at the begin of the season. “It would take a real combination of circumstances for us not to maintain ourselves”, notes the technician.
The Nîmes certainly appear to have offered the important, with 4 factors forward of Issy (ninth, 16 factors) and the play-downs.
To date, the Alliance train has already been utterly profitable. “We’re having a great season”, confirms Florian Habuda.
The Gardoises stay on three defeats
However, it was higher for the Nîmes to take a bit of lead in the standings, the final three days having ended with as many setbacks (5 factors scored). “It’s true that right now, Jee (n ° 66) is a little worse, observes the Gardois coach. But Rachel (Moret, n ° 28) has regained its level. Jennifer (Jonsson, n ° 64), also, was able to lead 2 sets 0 against the n ° 4 of Saint-Denis, Balazova, before losing in five sets… “
In Metz, this Friday, February 5, the Alliance will play at the massive desk, in opposition to Messines semi-finalists of the Champions League two months in the past, crushed by Berlin.
Opposed to Jiaduo Wu, ex-European champion
“If Metz finishes in the top four in the regular season, in the play-off, they will play the title, for sure, assures Florian Habuda. With their No.1, Jiaduo Wu, who is back after a long absence. “
Facing the French n ° 7 and European champion in 2009, related to the Romanian Adina Diaconu (n ° 20) and Léonie Hartbrich (n ° 45), the capturing window appears slim for the Nîmes. “If we win 3-1, we will have our fate in hand to finish in the top four”, calculates, nevertheless, Habuda. As lengthy as the Nîmes do not end in the final 4 …