Two French teams win 2014 Novotel Cup
News from the National Federations
Luxembourg, January 6, 2014. Two teams from France came out on top of the charts at the end of the annual Novotel Cup held in Luxembourg City. Terville Florange Olympique Club and LISSP CALAIS won the women’s and men’s tournament respectively for the first time since its inception.
Actually the crowd was left a bit disappointed as going into the last round of play Luxembourg men’s national team (see picture) still stood a good chance to seize the trophy but they lost 2:3 to Germany’s youth national team after dissipating a 2:0 lead (25-19, 25-23, 15-25, 23-25, and 10-15). This result paved the way with gold for LISSP CALAIS that had opened the program on Sunday by routing USA Steven Ducks in straight sets (25-19, 25-17, and 25-18). CALAIS won gold with Luxembourg and Germany completing the podium in second and third place respectively.
Terville Florange Olympique Club – the club where the late Denitza Krivova used to play before her premature death in 2008 – completed a clean sweep of their matches in the women’s tournament routing Germany’s U16 national team in straight sets (25-22, 25-21, and 25-20). Luxembourg did lose also their last match of the competition to Azerbaijan (15-25, 23-25, and 19-25) and in the end had to be content with fourth place.
1. LISSP CALAIS (FRA)
3. Germany U20
4. Steven Ducks (USA)
1. Terville Florange Olympique Club (FRA)
3. Germany U16
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