08. 05. 2019

FRA M: Tours halfway to title repeat, extending immense winning streak

Source: lnv.fr, lequipe.fr; Photo: Tours Volley Ball/Facebook

553 0

The titleholders Tours escaped defeat to Chaumont in Game 1 of the 2018/19 French Men’s Volleyball Championship finals.


 

Tours had a comfortable 2-0 lead in Game 1 of the 2018/19 Ligue A Masculine playoff finals on the road against the sixth seed Chaumont but still was forced to seek victory in the tie-break: 3-2 (25-22, 25-22, 16-25, 23-25, 15-12). Either way, the top seed Tours extended their winning streak in the French top division to 25 games, not suffering a loss since October 27, 2018! And that loss came exactly to their rivals in the playoff finals, Chaumont. But, regardless of this, Chaumont’s luck in final matches against Tours is definitely bad as they lost on both occasions when these two met for some trophy - (2017/18 French Championship finals and 2018/19 French Cup final).

The Latvian opposite hitter Hermans Egleskalns top-scored for Tours with 24 points. The middle blocker Barthélémy Chinenyeze had a highly effective attack – 86% (12/14, blocked twice). As for Chaumont, the Bulgarian Martin Atanasov scored 23 points of which 7 came from the service line! Spaniard Jorge Fernández set up 5 kill blocks.

Tours now have two opportunities, both at home, to close the series and win an eighth league title – on May 10 and, if necessary, on May 11.

2018/19 Ligue A Masculine playoff finals – Game 1:

(6) Chaumont – (1) Tours 2-3 (22-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-23, 12-15), series 0-1

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Since you are here…

…we have a small favor to ask. WorldofVolley is one of the most popular volleyball websites in the world that provides many volleyball news daily. We are covering many worldwide competitions, trying to inform all of our fans by publishing the breaking news.

Since we want to keep our future much secure, consider this donate button as a way to support our work and to help us grow.

THANK YOU!

Donation
Choose Amount
Do you find this article useful?
+0   Yes     No   0-

No comments on this topic.

Post a comment

antiRobotImage

Latest comments

TUR W: Another contract extension in Vakifbank - Kubra Akman!

I like her. I think she has improved more than Gunes but Gunes is younger. Maybe that's why she got a 3 year contract instead of Gunes's two. Reply

TUR W: Zehra Gunes pens a new deal with Vakifbank!

Ms. Güneş is beautiful. She has improved but still got a way to go to be considered a world class middle blocker. Reply

CHN W: Zhu Ting returning to play in China, Larson following her footsteps?

Re: @Cjango
Their goal is winning World Club Championship Reply

Testimonials