Douarnenez Bay Open
The Douarnenez Bay Open thus offered two finals of rare intensity. The first game of the men’s final summed up, in itself, the bitterness of the debates, since it took 22 minutes for Ruscica to overcome it. Despite a sham result, the two players gave absolutely nothing in the first set concluded in 70 minutes (6-1). Both ranked -15, Pierre and Ruscica went blow for blow. And it was probably during this tough battle that the winner integrated his success. “It was hard at first, admitted the Parisian. We played long rallies but, by dint of moving him, my opponent got tired”. Not false ! Ruscica lost her footing in the second set, both physically and mentally. His game fell apart and Pierre profited from it. At 26, the Parisian will continue his tour of Brittany this weekend at the Porspoder tournament.
Kauders, a British “Penn Sardin”!
Among the ladies, the neo-douarnenists Nyah Kauders and Alisha Moldakhmetova also put up a good fight. Arrived this summer at the local club, in the suitcases of Lucy Furness after a university year lived in the USA, they delighted the purists. If the Englishwoman tamed the Kazakh, all the balls were dearly disputed. Winner of three tournaments in July, Kauders managed to stay undefeated thanks to better control on the important points. But Moldakhmetova could well put an end to the hegemony of the Briton, before their return to the other side of the Atlantic.
Gentlemen. Hugo Pierre (Montrouge) beats Alexandre Ruscica (Saint-Priest): 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.
17-18 years old. Esteban Cadiou (TC Crozon) defeats Marin Benoit (Maisons Alfort): 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
15-16 years old. Adam Roussel (TC Villepreux) beats Yann Kergoat (ATC Ermont): 6-4, 6-1.
Ladies. Nyah Kauders (TC Douarnenez) defeats Alisha Moldakhmetova (TC Douarnenez): 6-4, 6-3.
17-18 years old. Lilas Le Guen (TC Quimperlé) beats I. La Violette (Vincennes): 6-2, 6-1.