2019-08-25 21:58:00 CET

World champs secure national title

Stoyanovskiy and Krasilnikov were among this weekend’s National Tour winners

Krasilnikov and Stoyanovskiy dominated the Russian ChampionshipKrasilnikov and Stoyanovskiy dominated the Russian Championship

Several national titles were awarded around the world this weekend as there were no five or four-star World Tour events going on, and among the winners were the reigning world champions Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Viacheslav Krasilnikov, who are the new Russian champions.

The duo, which won the World Championship in Hamburg back in July, remained dominant at the national level as well as they downed Konstantin Semenov and Ilya Leshukov 22-20, 21-13 to triumph at the tournament in Anapa. Aleksandr Kramarenko and London 2012 Olympian Serguey Prokopyev finished third.

In the women’s tournament, veterans Ekaterina Birlova and Evgeniya Ukolova had just enough to down up-and-comers Mariia Bocharova and Maria Voronina 21-13, 21-23, 15-12 and claim the title. Daria Rudykh and Elizaveta Zayonchkovskaya completed the podium and took bronze.

Brouwer and Varenhorst take Dutch title 

In the Hague, the Dutch Championships saw the temporary duo of Alexander Brouwer and Christiaan Varenhorst take the title. The veterans needed all three sets (21-12, 21-23, 15-11) but prevailed over Dirk Boehlé and Stefan Boermans in the gold medal match. Jasper Bouter and Ruben Penning finished third.


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The women’s tournament had a surprising outcome as Emma Piersma and Pleun Ypma prevented Marleen van Iersel and Joy Stubbe from winning back-to-back Dutch titles with a 16-21, 22-20, 15-10 victory in the final. Third place went to Katja Stam and Julia Wouters.

Schützenhöfer and Plesiutsching prevail in Austria

The Austrian Tour also came to an end and the final tournament in Litzlberg was won by Katharina Schützenhöfer and Lena Plesiutsching, who became national champions for the first time after a 21-16, 21-18 victory over Julia Radl and Katharina Almer. The Strauss twins Nadine and Teresa secured bronze.

Schützenhöfer and Plesiutsching are the 2019 Austrian champions (Photocredit: Austrian Beach Tour)Schützenhöfer and Plesiutsching are the 2019 Austrian champions (Photocredit: Austrian Beach Tour)

The men’s tournament was won by Robin Seild and Phillip Waller, who came out on top of the two-set (21-15, 21-17) final against Martin Ermacora and Moritz Pristauz. Mathias Seiser and Moritz Kindl were third and home favorites Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst finished fifth.

First title for André and George

The Brazilian season ended in the nation’s capital Brasília with the Super Praia, the most prestigious tournament in the country, and it had 2017 world champion André Loyola and his new partner George Wanderley winning their first title together after they downed Arthur Silva and Adrielson Santos 21-17, 15-21, 15-13 in the gold medal match. Saymon Barbosa and Arthur Lanci took the bronze medal.

The women's podium at the Super Praia in Brasília (Photocredit: CBV)The women's podium at the Super Praia in Brasília (Photocredit: CBV)

Gstaad Major bronze medalists Rebecca Cavalcanti and Ana Patricia Ramos captured the women’s title with a 19-21, 21-19, 19-17 victory over veterans Talita Antunes and Taiana Lima. Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalist Barbara Seixas and her partner Fernanda Berti finished third in the tournament.

Ranghieri on top in Italy

The Italian Championships in Caorle saw the return of Alex Ranghieri to the top of the podium as the veteran paired with Matteo Ingrosso to take the gold medal after a 21-19, 22-24, 15-9 win over Paolo Ficosecco and Davide Benzi. Jakob Windisch and Samuele Cottafava were third.

The medalists of the Italian Championships in Caorle (Photocredit: FederVoley)The medalists of the Italian Championships in Caorle (Photocredit: FederVoley)

The women’s title went to Giulia Toti and Jessica Allegretti, who downed Alice Gradini and Claudia Scampoli 21-13, 21-17 in the gold medal match. Francesca Michieletto and Michela Lantignotti completed the podium in third place.

Spanish win in Switzerland

The Swiss Tour is set to end next week in Bern, but the country had its last tournament before the final one this week in Rorschach with Jonas Kissling and Michiel Zandbergen securing gold with a 21-18, 21-16 victory over Leo Dillier and Yver Haussener. Jonathan Jordan and Alexei Strasser won the bronze medal.

The women’s tournament was won by an international tandem as Spanish Amaranta Navarro and Angela Lobato defeated the home team of Dunja Gerson and Laura Caluori 19-21, 21-18, 15-11 to secure the title. Germans Sandra Ferger and Christine Aulenbrock were the third-placed duo of the event.

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