Issy & Chambly set up all French final
Date: 6/25/2016 10:08 PM
Published by : Mark Phelan
There was a changing of the guard today in Tours as Russian champions Primorye Vladivostok, going for their fifth consecutive title, we beaten by third seeds Issy Les Moulineaux (main picture) ending the Russian impressive run at the European club championships. 

Primorye had looked somewhat volatile all week and were clearly suffering at women’s singles. The French vice champions knew that today was the best opportunity in recent years to take a big European scalp and Issy delivered in style. 

The writing was on the wall for the Russians early on as Lucas Corvee beat Vladimir Ivanov in two games. The Frenchman was obviously delighted to give his team that vital first point. 

“We knew that the men’s singles might hold the key to the match. After getting through a close first set I knew that the pressure would be on Vladimir to fight back. I just stayed focused and after winning the second game I felt the rest of the team would deliver” said Corvee to Badminton Europe.

Stefani Stoeva followed Corvee’s lead and as expected delivered the second point to Issy Les Moulineaux with a two game win over the gutsy Evgeniia Dimova. The Russian team did rally winning the men’s doubles thanks to Ivanov and Dremin but the Stoeva sisters put the tie beyond doubt winning the women’s doubles to send Issy into the final.

Chambly come through tricky Spanish encounter

French champions and second seeds BC Chambly Oise came through a potential banana skin tie against Recreativo IES La Orden (pictured above) to set up an all French final at the European club championships.

The opening mixed doubles was always going to be a pivotal game but with Rio bound Robert Mateusiak and Nadia Zieba in your team the French were always favourites. To their credit Abain and Ojeda put up a brave fight in that opening mixed only narrowly losing out to the Polish pair in two games. 

Chambly took the following women’s singles thanks to Beatriz Corrales to lead 2-0 before Pablo Abian, who has not lost a singles match all week, kept the Spanish dream alive. Nadia Zieba and Beatriz Corrales combined in the women’s doubles to rack up their second win in the tie and send Chambly through to the final 3-1.

Defeat for the Spanish champions but Pablo Abian was happy with their bronze medal and their week in Tours.

“We wanted to get out of our group as our main priority so to then win the quarter final and get a bronze medal today is a really good result for our club. We are extremely happy with our performance this week. 

The final will be streamed live with commentary from 1.30pm CET tomorrow via Badminton Europe’s Youtube channel which you can watch HERE

For all the results from today’s semi final matches click HERE

For a full Facebook photo gallery from today’s action click HERE

Article by Mark Phelan Photos by Ben Phelan for Badminton Europe

© All rights reserved.

Related news
Reports for the Annual Delegates' Meeting published
The 2020 BEC Annual Delega...

The draw is ready!
In just under two weeks, the D...

Legends: Kenneth Jonassen
The Thomas Cup, which unfortun...

Asian leg of HSBC BWF World Tour moved to January 2021
The Asian leg of the adjusted ...

Get to know Kristin Kuuba
In this article, we get to kno...

Seedings are here for the Denmark Open
With less than three weeks unt...

More news