Brazil wins ITF Beach Tennis World Team

Moscow – Russia, July 22, 2013: Brazil has won the title at the 2013 ITF Beach Tennis World Team Championship in Moscow, Russia after defeating defending champion Italy 2-1 in the final on Sunday 21 July. A total of 20 teams took part in the second edition of the event.

The Team Championship is a mixed competition in which nations compete against each other on a knock-out basis. Each tie consists of a men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles rubber. The Team Championship has joined the individual ITF Beach Tennis World Championships as the flagship events on the ITF Beach Tennis Tour. Since the launch of the Tour in 2008, worldwide participation has continued to grow each year. The 2013 Tour will see around 150 events held in over 30 countries, while 48 nations are currently represented in the ITF Beach Tennis World Rankings.

ITF BEACH TENNIS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

RESULTS – 21 JULY

Final

BRAZIL defeated ITALY 2-1

Samantha Barijan/Joana Cortez (BRA) d. Federica Bacchetta/Giulia Spazzoli (ITA) 64 63

Alessandro Calbucci/Marco Garavini (ITA) d. Vinicius Font/Guilherme Prata (BRA) 60 62

Vinicius Font/Joana Cortez (BRA) d. Marco Garavini (ITA) Giulia Spazzoli (ITA) 63 60

3rd/4th Place Play-off

RUSSIA defeated FRANCE 2-1

Magali Garnier/Julie Labrit (FRA) d. Natalia Timofeeva/Gulnara Fattakhetdinova (RUS) 75 61

Nikita Burmakin/Igor Panin (RUS) d. Patrice Bang/Pascal Herve (FRA) 61 64

Nikita Burmakin/ Gulnara Fattakhetdinova (RUS) d. Patrice Bang/Julie Labrit (FRA) 62 63

5th/6th Place Play-off

SAN MARINO defeated JAPAN 2-1

Tomomi Takahashi/Kaori Yanase (JPN) d. Alice Grandi/Camilla Zafferani (SMR) 46 60 60

Christian Berardi/William Forcellini (SMR) d. Susumu Kawashima/Susumu Nakajima (JPN) 64 75

William Forcellini/Alice Grandi (SMR) d. Susumu Nakajima/Tomomi Takahashi (JPN) 62 64

7th/8th Place Play-off

BULGARIA defeated SPAIN 2-0

Katina Simeonova/Lazarina Stefanova (BUL) d. Maria Lourdes Gaona/Wisal Mohamed (ESP) 46 62 63

Petar Kirilov/Rosen Nentchev (BUL) d. Antomi Ramos-Vier/Saulo Tejada (ESP) 46 76(8) 64

Mixed doubles: not played

9th/10th Place Play-off

GERMANY defeated VENEZUELA 2-1

Dorothee Berreth/Maraike Biglmayer (GER) d. Lady Correa/Patricia Diaz (VEN) 61 75

Ramon Guedez/Jorge Penalver (VEN) d. Alexander Bailer/Oliver Munz (GER) 63 63

Alexander Bailer/ Maraike Biglmayer (GER) d. Ramon Guedez/Patricia Diaz (VEN) 63 26 [10-6]

11th/12th Place Play-off

AUSTRIA defeated SWITZERLAND 2-0

Marlena Metzinger/Sandra Schmidt (AUT) d. Laura Galli/Vera Molinari (SUI) 61 64

Martin Schmidt/Stefan Weber (AUT) d. Kevin Fischer/Yves Fornasier (SUI) 61 64

Mixed doubles: not played

13th/14th Place Play-off

HUNGARY defeated CYPRUS 2-1

Monika Erdelyi/Aniko Kovacs (HUN) d. Antria Tsangaridou/Marianna Tsakkistou (CYP) 63 62

Petros Baghdatis/Cristopher Koutrouza (CYP) d. Attila Bozsik/Mate Kaibinger (HUN) 60 62

Attila Bozsik/Aniko Kovacs (HUN) d. Cristopher Koutrouza/Marianna Tsakkistou (CYP) 62 63

15th/16th Place Play-off

UKRAINE defeated PORTUGAL 2-1

Veronika Kompanets/Iryna Matiychyk (UKR) d. Ana Pereira/Susana Pereira (POR) 63 60

Pedro Correia/Filipe Rebelo (POR) d. Stanislav Agapov/Vladislav Presnyakov (UKR) 64 64

Vladislav Presnyakov/Veronika Kompanets (UKR) d. Filipe Rebelo/Ana Pereira (POR) 62 62

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