08 Sep 2017

Winner earlier in the year in Slovenia, Croatia’s Andela Muzinic repeated the feat in Ostrava on Thursday 7th September at the 2017 Czech Para

Just as in Lasko in May, she won the Women’s Singles Class 3 title; moreover, she won in considerable style.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

A series of straight games successes were the order of proceedings as she accounted for colleague, Helena Dretar (11-5, 11-4, 11-5) and Foteini Bousiou of Greece (11-6, 11-7, 11-3), prior to concluding her itinerary of matches with victory over Great Britain’s Lucie Bouron (11-6, 11-7, 11-3).

Success for Andela Muzinic and it was very much success for Croatia. Helena Dretar gained second place. She overcame Lucie Bouron (11-13, 11-2, 11-9, 11-9) before sealing runners up spot by beating Foteini Bousiou (11-4, 11-1, 11-1).

Gold and silver for the top two names in Class 3; in the remaining Women’s Singles events in Ostrava, such an outcome is more than a possibility following the conclusion of the opening day’s play.

In Class 1-2, Italy’s Giada Rossi and Poland’s Dorota Buclow both remain unbeaten in a group organised event; they meet in the concluding match, the contest that will undoubtedly determine the name of the champion. Prior to opposing Dorota Buclow, Giada Rossi must face Argentina’s Maria Garrone.

Similarly, in Class 6-7, Argentina’s Giselle Muñoz and Poland’s Katarzyna Marszal remain unbeaten in a group organised event; the one contest remaining is when they confront each other.

Medals for the top two seeds; such is the situation in Class 6-7 and in Class 9-10 where two groups formed the first stage and matters have advanced to the penultimate round. In the former, Argentina’s Giselle Muñoz and Austria’s Heike Koller duly topped their groups unbeaten as in the latter did Poland’s Karoline Pek and Israel’s Karmit Dor.

Play in Class 11 has yet to commence.

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