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France wins European clash
Date: 10/12/2021 6:15 PM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

France beat Germany at the ‘Battle of the Neighbours’ on the last day of the group stage for both teams.

After losing against Japan and Indonesia, Tuesday was last chance to clinch a victory at the 2020/2021 edition of the Thomas & Uber Cup for France and Germany.

The rivalry between the two nations if obvious, and both teams put up a great fight on neutral ground in Aarhus, Denmark.

1-1 after the first two singles
After the first two singles matches, it was all even. Léonice Huet won against Ann-Kathrin Spöri, after Yvonne Li gave Germany the lead beating Marie Batomene 21-17 21-12.

- It was nice to finally get that victory after losing more or less every match for six months, Yvonne Li said.

- I think Marie fought very hard and we had some long rallies. I had to keep the pace up after the long rallies, and fortunately I was able to hold on, and she got slower and made mistakes, so I was able to get away. It was nerve-wracking.

From 1-1 to 3-1
France took the lead of the tie winning the first women’s doubles. The newly established duo, Anne Tran and Margot Lambert won 21-14 14-21 21-8 against Linda Efler and Isabel Lohau, who before the second tie of the event returned to the German team after military service.

- I am not surprised (that we can beat a pair like the Germans). This is a match we hope to win, and the level we want to achieve is higher. It is a good win, Anne Tran said.

Yaelle Hoyaux became match winner for the French team winning the third and final women’s singles against Antonia Schaller 21-14 21-12.

Germany won the final match of the tie. Küspert/Moszczynski secured the second point beating Delrue/Batomene.


Germany – France 2-3

Yvonne Lie – Marie Batomene 21-17 21-12

Ann-Kathrin Spöri – Léonice Huet 12-21 17-21

Linda Efler/Isabel Lohau – Margot Lambert/Anne Tran 14-21 21-14 8-21

Antonia Schaller – Yaelle Hoyaux 14-21 12-21

Stine Küspert/Emma Moszczynski – Marie Batomene/Delphine Delrue 21-16 21-19

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