Tennis. Pro A: Quimperlé in Bressuire with a stronger team



Pro A. TC Bressuire – TC Quimperlé, this Wednesday (11 a.m.)

Since 2014, this is the fifth meeting between the TCQ and the TCB. The last outing in Bressuire, a year ago, was a success for the Finisterians who won 6-0. “This year they are on paper a little above us, but there is still uncertainty about the players they will present. We expect to find Peter Gojowczyk and their French, Alexis Gautier, in singles, and Jonathan Eysseric, in doubles, ”explains Philippe Huon, the captain of the TCQ.

Return of Kovalik

The last performance of the Quimperlois (2-4 against TC Boulogne-Billancourt) was frustrating, but the narrow defeat clearly showed that the Quimperlois were at the level against one of the best clubs in France.

“We could have won 4-2. As often, it was played with little things, ”comments the captain who presents a team undoubtedly stronger in Bressuire.

“The big change will be the return of Jozef Kovalik, a very solid player who we have always been able to count on for the past two seasons”. The Slovak will replace the Russian Ivan Gakhov who was not at the level last Saturday.

On a fast surface

TC Quimperlé will also have the advantage of being able to choose between Manuel Guinard and Jozef Kovalik who will be the n°1 and n°2 in singles (the two players having the same FFT ranking). Evan Furness who played at number 3 should be the favorite in his game. In doubles, the Dutch Pel and Arends, beaten by nothing against Boulogne-Billancourt, will be revengeful. “But the trip to Bressuire remains perilous. They have a very fast playing surface there and sometimes players can have trouble adapting to it…”

The teams

TC BRESSUIRE (probable): Peter Gojowczyk (GER, 233rd ATP), Alexis Gautier (FRA, 510th ATP), Matteo Viola (ITA, 755th ATP), Thiemo De Bakker (NED, -15), Jonathan Eysseric (FRA, 99th ATP in doubles ), Franko Skugor (CRO, 150th ATP in doubles).

TC QUIMPERLE: Jozef Kovalik (SVK, 138th ATP), Manuel Guinard (BZH, 148th ATP), Evan Furness (BZH, 209th ATP), Alexey Vatutin (RUS, 285th ATP), David Pel (NED, 86th ATP in doubles) and Sander Arends ( NED, 105th ATP in doubles).

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