Two days after the arrival of Poitiers, Schiltigheim welcomed one other heavyweight within the championship, Étival, who had simply been eradicated within the quarter-finals of the Champions League – essentially the most prestigious European competitors – by the Austrians from Linz.
Condemned to the play-downs since his 3-1 defeat in opposition to the Poitevines, the promoted Schilikois needed above all to shine in entrance of his public earlier than a final journey to Saint-Quentin.
Stunning Charlotte Lutz
First Alsatian on the observe, Charlotte Lutz (n°63) was as soon as once more superb. Opposed to Marie Migot (n°33), she received the primary set 11-8, then the following 12-10 when she was trailing 4-10. But the Stivalienne didn't let go and ended up turning the tide (11-6, 11-7, 11-9).
In the aftermath, Daniela Ortega (n°75) didn't resist for lengthy in opposition to Hana Matelova (n°2), 41and world participant, who received in three units (11-7, 11-7, 11-6).
The solidity of Feher, Lutz a bit too honest
A transparent and flawless victory, similar to that of Gabriela Feher (N.17) in opposition to Camélia Iacob (N.24, 11-5, 11-8, 12-10). Note that Jérôme Humbert, the Vosges captain, has had the posh of resting the Portuguese Jiéni Shao (N.6), 60and on this planet rating.
Lutz then made his comeback in an try to tie the 2 groups. But the step was slightly too excessive for the Bas-Rhinoise, against Matelova. The Czech assumed her rank and concluded the match in three tight units (14-12, 11-9, 11-9).
After his go to to Saint-Quentin, Schiltigheim will know his ultimate rating and subsequently his first opponent within the play-downs. As a reminder, on 9and will face the 12and , and the tenand will face the 11and in a round-trip match (between March 25 and 27). The two winners will meet to designate who will stay within the elite. The different three groups are relegated to Pro B.
“It was anticipated that we'd play the play-downs on condition that we're the 12and crew out of 12 when it comes to rankings, recollects Laurentiu Dirment, the Schilikois captain. Now, we are going to give the whole lot to keep up ourselves! »