It was value the wait. Postponed final month because of the Covid case inside the Metz membership, the first leg of the play-off semi-finals between Metz TT and Saint-Quentin, performed this Thursday night in the Aisne, saved all its guarantees . At the finish of a breathless suspense that lasted greater than three hours, the duel between the two French semi-finalists of the Champions League, in December in Linz (Austria), turned in favor of Metz TT.
Like her season, Adina Diaconu performed a big half towards Mo Zhang to get the Metz TT on the proper monitor. Carefree, the younger Romanian foiled the Canadian, No. 1 in the championship throughout the first two units earlier than the latter recovered in the route of journey till equalizing two units all over the place. But Messina, extra leggy, discovered the options to win the lovely (3-2).
Diaconu to the finish
Daniela Monteiro-Dodean was then in the finest form for her return to competitors in the Metz jersey, after having been injured for a very long time on her proper shoulder. And the skilled Romanian didn’t let her probability go in entrance of Sarah De Nutte. The Luxembourgeoise, undoubtedly nonetheless blunted by her futile efforts throughout the Olympic Qualifying Tournament final weekend in Portugal, was stunned by Messina (3-1).
Metz TT couldn’t have dreamed of a greater begin towards a workforce from Saint-Quentin, shocked at the break. Unfortunately, Wu Jiaduo was unable to conclude towards Polina Mikhailova. Despite the victory of the first set, the German fell on an imperial Russian, permitting the Picardes to return to the assembly (3-1). Then Mo Zhang raised his degree of play to get the higher of Daniela Monteiro-Dodean (3-1) and equalize for Saint-Quentin. The night ended with a luxurious match between two gamers embodying the way forward for Romanian and European desk tennis, Andreea Dragoman and Adina Diaconu. Messina, with robust nerves, held on to the finish to win the day and convey the Messin membership nearer to the final of the French championship.
TT SAINT-QUENTIN – METZ TT: 2-3
Adina Diaconu (Metz TT / Rou / n ° 20) beats Mo Zhang (TT Saint-Quentin / Can / n ° 1) 11-8, 13-11, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9; Daniela Monteiro-Dodean (Metz TT / Rou / n ° 29) beats Sarah De Nutte (TT Saint-Quentin / Lux / n ° 26) 12-10, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9; Polina Mikhailova (TT Saint-Quentin / Rus / n ° 2) beats Wu Jiaduo (Metz TT / All / n ° 7) 8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-4; Mo Zhang (TT Saint-Quentin / Can / n ° 1) beats Daniela Monteiro-Dodean (Metz TT / Rou / n ° 29) 11-3, 11-9, 11th of September, 11-8; Adina Diaconu (Metz TT / Rou / n ° 20) beats Andreea Dragoman (TT Saint-Quentin / Rou / n ° 54) 13-15, 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9.