ESF European Team Division 3 Championships Day Three
Medals are ready to go!
Friday is semi-finals day and the men were first on. Italy is featured a very young team this year lead by experienced Yuri Farneti and up against Norway today. The PSA Pro secured a clear win for his team. But the Norwegians were just too strong for the young Italians on positions 2, 3 & 4. The Scandinavians not only secured their place in the final, but also promotion to Division 2 next year.
The second semi was heavily contested between Slovakia and Romania. The experienced Slovaks prevailed against the young Romanians. The score was 2:1 with the last match not completed as the tie had been decided.
The first women's semi was also a close affair, with the better end for Slovenia by beating Sweden 2:1.
Last on for the day was Italy vs Romania. Again the tie went to the final match. Enthusiastically cheered on by her team mates Alexandra Ghiorghisor secured her team the place in the final and the first time ever promotion to Division 2 for a Romanian team. Tomorrows women's will be a replay of the pool match, where Romania narrowly won 2:1.
Final Women: Slovenia - Romania
3/4 Playoff: Sweden - Italy
Final Men: Norway - Slovakia
3/4 Playoff: Italy - Romania