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17 | 05 | 2021

SAMARA and FILIMON looking for hat-trick

The total of 19 pairings will participate at the 2013 ROMSTAL European Mixed Doubles Championships in Buzau. The competition starts on Friday June 14th and it will last until June 16th.

Last years champions Elizabeta SAMARA and Andrei FILIMON will be looking for hat – trick. They clinched the titles in Istanbul 2011 and in Buzau 2012. Host nation will have very strong line up of candidates for the medal. At the list are also: Hunor SZOCS and Camelia POSTOACA, Constantin CIOTI and Iulia NECULA, Ovidiu IONESCU and Bernadette SZOCS, Lucian MUNTEANU and Cristina HIRICI.

Belarus is established as a regular participant, but this time they are coming with the younger team: Pavel PLATONOV and Alexandra PRIVALOVA, Kiryl BARABANOV and Katsiaryna BARAVOK. For Czech Republic will play Antonin GAVLAS and Renata STRBIKOVA, Michal OBESLO and Hana MATELOVA. Italy will be represented by Alessandro BACIOCCHI and Giorgia PICCOLIN, whilst Andrey BAYBULDIN and Mariia BYKOVA, Maxim EFROYKIN and Anastasia GOLUBEVA are coming from Russia.

Turkey had champions in 2010 in Subotica when Marko JEVTOVIC of Serbia and HU Melek of Turkey clinched the title. This year they are count on Gençay MENGE and Ipek KARAHAN, Safa AVCI and Sanem Ezgi SAHIN and Huseyin DURMAZ and Damla UZEL.

Slovakia’s answer to the challenge is also strong – Lubomir PISTEJ and Barbora BALAZOVA will play in Buzau.

Serbia’s Lithuanian powerful combination KARAKASEVIC, PASKAUSKAINE is not in game any more, but Uros GORDIC and Marija GALONJA and Zoltan PETE and Aleksandra RADONJIC will try to cover the gap next week. Montenegro will also has participants, the winner of the Games of Small States held recently in Luxembourg Irfan CEKIC is coming with Ivana DALOVIC.

by Milica NIKOLIC, EWT