2018-06-17 22:52:00 CET

Home glory for Borger and Kozuch

The Germans won an event of their National Tour for the first time in Dresden

Kozuch and Borger were the champions of the second event of the German Tour (Photocredit: Die Techniker Beach Tour)Kozuch and Borger were the champions of the second event of the German Tour (Photocredit: Die Techniker Beach Tour)

Playing together since 2017, Germans Karla Borger and Margareta Kozuch topped the podium in their home soil as a team for the first time this weekend as the duo prevailed in the second stop of the German beach volleyball Tour in Dresden.

The second-seeded team in the tournament, Borger and Kozuch defeated the 2018 Fort Lauderdale Major fourth-placed Victoria Bieneck and Isabel Schneider in two-sets (21-18, 21-19) to win their first-ever gold medal in the National Tour.

We made it ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ† we won 2๏ธโƒฃ:0๏ธโƒฃ the final her at the @technikerbeachtour in Dresden ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ we're really happy โ˜บ๏ธ and thankful for all your support and love ๐Ÿ™Œ โค๏ธ on social media and in real life here at the court...! #technikerbeachtour #dresden #team2k #crazyisthenewnormal #winner

633 Likes, 21 Comments - Beachteam Borger-Kozuch (@beachteamborgerkozuch) on Instagram: "We made it ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ† we won 2๏ธโƒฃ:0๏ธโƒฃ the final her at the @technikerbeachtour in Dresden ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ we're really..."

It was the second title won by the #team2K, which had topped the podium in a Satellite event of the European Tour in Romania in 2017. Kim Behrens and Sandra Ittlinger finished third after a three-set (15-21, 21-19, 15-12) triumph over Slovakia’s wildcards Natalia Dubovcova and Andrea Strbova.

In the men’s tournament, Paul Becker and Jonas Schroder, who had finished second last week in Münster, topped the podium after a straight-set (21-15, 21-16) win over Clemens Wickler and Robin Sowa. New Zealander Sam O’Dea and German Daniel Wernitz were third as Niklas Rudolf and Felix Glücklederer forfeited the bronze medal match.

No home golds on Dutch Tour

In the Dutch Tour, international teams were the ones to celebrate as Belgium’s Tom van Walle and Dries Koekelkoren and Spain’s Elsa Baquerizo and Liliana Fernández prevailed in the sixth tournament of the season, in Eindhoven.

In the male event, Koekelkoren and van Walle earned the gold medal after a 2-0 (21-18, 22-20) victory over Jannes van der Ham and Svens Vismans. Stefan Boermans and Caspar Haanappel claimed bronze as they defeated Tom Feldkamp and and Erik Nijland also in straight sets (21-15, 21-16).

Winst in Eindhoven!๐Ÿฅ‡ Bedankt @wilc0nijland voor het warme ontvangst @beachvolleybalnl en de prima organisatie! ๐Ÿ‘Œ Nu kleren wassen & batterijen opladen voor het 4*-tornooi in Ostrava volgende week. ๐Ÿ’ช #KvWbeach #Belgianbeachboys #teambelgium #Eindhoven #eredivisiebeach #volleyball #beachvolleyball #beachvolley #RoadtoTokyo #tokyo2020 #olympics @redbullbe

151 Likes, 6 Comments - Koekelkoren van Walle Beach (@kvw_beach) on Instagram: "Winst in Eindhoven!๐Ÿฅ‡ Bedankt @wilc0nijland voor het warme ontvangst @beachvolleybalnl en de prima..."

Among the women, Spanish wildcards Elsa and Liliana came back to triumph over Dutch top team of Madelein Meppelink and Sanne Keizer in three sets (16-21, 21-19, 15-12) in the final. Emi van Driel and Raisa Schoon finished third after their 2-0 (21-17, 21-18) victory over veterans Marloes Wessenlink and Sophie van Gestel.

Dark horses come out on top in Prague

In Prague, the first tournament of the Czech Super Cup, the country’s National Tour, ended with some surprises as the top-seeded teams of Kristyna Kolocova/Michala Kvapilova and David Schweiner/Ondrej Perusic both finished second.

In the women’s tournament, the World Tour veterans were upset by Martina Bonnerova and Sarka Nakladalova in two sets (21-15, 21-18) in the final. Eliska Davidova and Tereza Pluharova finished third.

๐Ÿฅˆna SuperCupu.. trochu zklamání, ale potkat všechny staré známé๐Ÿ˜œ a moลพnost si zahrát pล™ed ฤeskými fanoušky, to je vลพdycky záลพitek ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Další ๐Ÿ”œ Ostrava Beach Openโ€ผ๏ธ #SupercupLadvi #takjsmedruhy #teamMK #secondplace #goodweekend #friends #beachvolleyball #bikini

152 Likes, 2 Comments - Michala Kvapilová (@misakvapi) on Instagram: "๐Ÿฅˆna SuperCupu.. trochu zklamání, ale potkat všechny staré známé๐Ÿ˜œ a moลพnost si zahrát pล™ed ฤeskými..."

In the men’s event, Perusic and Schweiner fought in three sets (21-18, 13-21, 19-21) but couldn’t overcome Slovenia’s Nejc Zemljak and Jan Ponersnik. The bronze medal went to Jindrich Weiss and Martin Tichy.

Plavins and Tocs celebrate in Saulkrasti

In the Latvian Tour, Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs won the second event of the year in Saulkrasti. The up-and-coming team kept its good form by triumphing in the men-only tournament with a straight-set victory (21-17, 25-23) over local stars Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins in the final.

Estonia’s Mart Tiisaar and Kusti Nolvak claimed the last spot in the podium as they defeated Lithuanian rising stars Lukas Kazdailis and Arnas Rumsevicius in three sets (21-17, 12-21, 15-8) in the bronze medal match.

Perfect place, perfect atmosphere, Perfect outcome ! ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘. Lets go further ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜#punisher #imbatman #saymyname #winteriscoming #vikings #stillontrack #pafbetlv #krauss #baltijosamerikosklinika #lido #plavinstocs #asics #incrediwearlv #asicslatvia #valstssportam #latvijasolimpiskavieniba #peoplefitnessriga #biodermalatvija #pafbetosands #osands

667 Likes, 16 Comments - Edgars Toฤs (@e.tocs) on Instagram: "Perfect place, perfect atmosphere, Perfect outcome ! ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘. Lets go further ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜#punisher #imbatman..."

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