Five Belgians (four men and one woman) are participating in the European Table Tennis Championships in Munich. Allegro and Lambier were killed in the quarter-finals of the doubles tournament, while singles Adrian Lassenfosse and Cedric Naitink qualified for the 1/16 final.
Nuytinck and Rassenfosse score great wins
Cedric Nuytinck (ITTF-90) finished in the top 32 in singles. Our compatriot showed guts and character by defeating world number 32 Roberto Gardos of Austria.
The fourth set was a crucial moment. Nuytinck cleared his points three sets and still pulled a set to himself. After that, springs broke on Gardos: 14-12, 5-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-6.
Adrien Rassenfosse did even better if possible. Our 19-year-old compatriot had turned his back on Frenchman Simon Gauzy (ITTF-27), but in the last game he won a stunning 4-3 (11- 9, 8-11, 11-7, 12-14, 2-11, 11-7, 11-7).
Allegro and Lambier lose to top duo in doubles quarterfinals
|1/16 final||Cedric Naitink (ITTF-90)||Alexis Leblanc (Fra-ITTF-30)||freedom|
|Adrian Lassenfosse (ITTF-135)||Tomislav Pukal (Kro-ITTF-47)||freedom|
|1/32 final||Cedric Naitink||Robert Gardos (Oos)||4-1|
|Martin Allegro||Alexis Leblanc (France)||1-4|
|Florent Ranbier||Felix Leblanc (France)||4-1|
|Adrian Lassenfosse||Simon Gorgey (Hula)||4-3|
|group 2||Martin Allegro||Anton Limonov (Great Britain)||3-0|
|Martin Allegro||Alexander Karakasevic (Ser)||3-0|
|group 3||Cedric Naitink||Daniel Berzosa (Spa)||3-0|
|Cedric Naitink||Tobias Rasmussen (Den)||3-0|
|group 10||Adrian Lassenfosse||Tyren Csvetko (SVN)||3-0|
|Adrian Lassenfosse||Tal Israeli (Isr)||3-0|
|group 16||Florent Ranbier||Marios Iangou (Cyp)||3-0|
|Florent Ranbier||Ljubomir Pistei (SVK)||3-1|
|Florent Ranbier||Constantinos Constantinopoulos (Gri)||3-0|
|Group 9||Margot Degraf||Suo Boys (Ned)||0-3|
|Margot Degraf||Ramona Betts (Finn)||3-0|
|round 1||Margot Degraf||Mateja Jeger (Black)||2-3|
|qualifying round||Rassenfosse/Haug (Noo)||Zhmoedenko/Limonov (UK)||3-0|
|1/16 final||Rassenfosse/Haug (Noo)||Sirucek/Martinko (Ch)||1-3|
|1/16 final||Nuytinck/Dyjas (Pol)||Zeljko/Kojic (Black)||3-1|
|1/16 final||Lambite/Allegro||Hribar/Cvetko (SVN)||3-0|
|1/8 final||Lambite/Allegro||Majoros/Andras (Book)||3-0|
|1/8 final||Nuytinck/Dyjas (Pol)||Persson/Källberg (Sweden)||2-3|
|qualifying round||Degraef/Zhang (Spa)||Sorya (Austria) / Seftikova (Ch)||0-3|
|qualifying round||Tauber (Isr)/Degraef||Caballero/Chan (Spa)||0-3|