All the winners in 11th EUBC in Ljubljana 2017

11th European Universities Badminton Championship in Ljubljana concluded with 5 finals in singles and doubles events. The most successful university become Uludag University from Turkey with two gold and two bronze medals. They also won team competition.  Other gold medals go to Opole University (Mixed double), University of Duisburg-Essen (Men’s singles) and University of Lisbon (Men’s doubles).

 

Pietryja and Wojtkowska remain the best in Mixed doubles

 

The first final of the day was in the mixed doubles category, where the defending champions, Pawel Pietryja and Aneta Wojtkowska of the Opole University, played against Mateo Martinez and Alix Saumier of the University of Strasbourg. The Polish double was just too strong for their opponents and easily won 21:16 and 21:15.

 

»We came here to win the tournament. Normally we play with the Polish national team and this tournament level is not on the same level, so we wanted to win. The organization was very good, I'm satisfied with the hall and the photographers,« said Pawel Pietryja.

 

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Event

 Name

Club

1

Pawel Pietryja+Aneta Wojtkowska

Opole University

2

Matéo Martinez+Alix Saumier

University of Strasbourg

3

Yusuf Bay+Özge Bayrak

Uludag University

3

Alexandre Hammer+Emilie Beaujan

University of Strasbourg

 

 

Uludağ University retained the title in Women's doubles

 

The Uludağ University remains the best in the women's doubles category. The Turkish team was represented by Özge Bayrak and Cemre Fere, who had no big problems with defeating their British opponents, Tiara Samuels and Emily Witts from the University of Nottingham 21:10, 22:20.

 

WD

Event

 Name

Club

1

Özge Bayrak+Cemre Fere

Uludag University

2

Tiara Samuels+Emily Witts

University of Nottingham

3

Kornelia Marczak+Aneta Wojtkowska

Opole University

3

Irina Shorokhova+Kristina Vyrvich

University of Nizhny Novgorod

  

Roovers is the new champion in Men's singles

 

Alexander Roovers of the Duisburg-Essen University is the champion of Men's singles event. The second-seeded German faced against the first-seeded Bernardo Atilano of the University of Lisbon and won 21:14 and 21:16.

 

»When I entered this competition, I had a medal on my mind. Last year i was third at the European Universities Games in Zagreb and this year I tried to do a little bit better. I've played against Bernardo before the finals, during the team event, and won quite convincingly, but now it was a new match and it was more tense. For the finals, I tried to be active and when I reached the shuttle early at the net, I hold a bit an wait for him to come closer, then flick it over him. The net game is very important against him, because he has a very good smash, so if I lift easily, he can earn a lot of easy points. My tactics worked well,« explained Roovers.

 

MS

Event

 Name

CLub

1

Alexander Roovers

University of Duisburg-Essen

2

Bernardo Atilano

University of Lisbon

3

SInan Zorlu

Uludag University

3

Muhammed Ali Kurt

Erzincan University

 

Men's singles

 

Women's singles title is staying in Turkey

 

The turkish player Neslihan Yigit of the Uludag University won the Women's sin les finals and made sure that the title is staying in her country, after it was won by her teammate Özge Bayrak in 2015.

 

Neslihan Yigit was up against the British representative Lilian Yang from the University of Nottingham. It was a good match and it took three sets to crown the champion. Yigit won the first set 21:18, Yang responded in the second with a 21:16 win and forced a decisive third set. In the last part, Yigit performed better and won 21:17 to win the competition.

 

 

WS

Event

 Name 

CLub

1

NeslIhan YIgIt

Uludag University

2

Lilian Yang

University of Nottingham

3

Kaja Stankovič

University of Ljubljana

3

Merve Çoban

Erzincan University

  

Carvalho and Nero won the gold in Men's doubles

 

The last event of the competition was the finals of Men's doubles. It was a match between Portugal and France, Bruno Carvalho and Tomas Nero represented the University of Lisbon and Thomas Baures and Mateo Martinez represented the University of Strasbourg.

 

The Portuguese couple outplayed their opponents and 23:21 and 21:15 to become the last champions of this year's European Universities Championship 2017.

 

MD

Event

 Neme

Club

1

Bruno Carvalho+Tomás Nero

University of Lisbon

2

Thomas Baures+Matéo Martinez

University of Strasbourg

3

Jean Crepin+Leo Crepin

University of Rouen

3

Matevž Bajuk+Andraž Krapez

University of Ljubljana

 

 

 

Photo: Boštjan Zalezina