Defeats in the European cups for Sgouropoulos and Gionis
The night of the European Cups was reserved for table defeats in the table tennis for the teams of Giannis Sgouropoulos and Panagiotis Gionis.
Sgouropoulos’ Neu Ulm gave Germany its first Champions League quarterfinal against UMMC Russia. Despite her good performance, she could not go against the odds, she lost 3-0 and her task in the rematch became extremely difficult. Gionis’s Polish Bogoria faced Roskilde in Denmark for the 8th place in the second class of the European tournament, the Europe Cup. It was reduced to 3-2, but the result leaves many chances for qualifying for the semifinals through the decisive second match in Poland. At the individual level, our champions performed again according to their value. Sgouropoulos defeated the Englishman Liam Pittsford with difficulty 3-1, while Gionis, who always faces the well-known problem in Achilles, had two matches in five sets with one victory (with the Sun Jens Ludkvist) and one defeat (by the Dane Michael Maze).