Thursday, August 27, 2009
European Championships 2009
Victor Montserrat of Catalonia successfully defended his European Championship by defeating countryman Carlos Oviedo, 15-13, 15-13, in the Men's Open division at the 15th European Racquetball Championships in Paris, France.Elisabet Consegal made it a sweep for Catalonia as she defeated Germany’s Yvonne Kortes in a tie-breaker, 13-15, 15-8, 11-7 in the best Women's Single final of the last 15 years. Catalonia also won the men's and women's team competitions earlier in the week.Ten countries were represented this week in Paris. Unfortunetely, representatives from Poland and Romania had to withdraw at the last minute. In addition to the mens and ladies individuals, European seniors and juniors were also competing for prestigous gold medals in Paris
With an impressive win in both team finals, Catalonia (Spain) won the European Ladies and Men Team Championships at the 15th European Championships 2009 that currently take place in Paris, France. In both finals the Barcelona team faced the team from Germany and both final competitions where decided in the doubles match.