Ahlmer/Allègre are the SWT Austrian Open women’s elite doubles champions after winning both their matches in dominant style today. They beat Hnatiuk/Rekotova +43 (21-0 21-6 7-0) in their first match, before taking on Ettenauer/Hauser in the final. Ettenauer/Hauser had a walkover in their first round and had a tough task ahead in their first match of the day. They got a small start in table-tennis, but Ahlmer/Allègre steamed ahead after that. They won table tennis 21-10, badminton 21-4 and blazed through squash taking it 15-0, taking the title +43.
The men’s doubles were close and entertaining matches. The first semi-final was between top seeds Böhm/Vaclahovsky and Pichler/Prager. Pichler/Prager got a minor lead taking Table Tennis 21-19, before Böhm/Vaclahovsky levelled the score taking badminton 21-19 as well. It was in tennis and squash that made the difference, taking squash 21-11 and tennis 12-10 to win the match +12. The overall score was +12 (19-21 21-19 21-11 12-10).
Second seeds Lenggenhager/Mustonen got through a close match against Hougaard/Koubaa. Hougaard/Koubaa won table tennis 21-12, before Lenggenhager/Mustonen took badminton 21-17 and squash 21-12. They then went on to win tennis 18-11 and the match +11. The overall score was +11 (12-21 21-17 21-12 18-11).
Böhm/Vaclahovsky took a head start in the final, taking table tennis 21-18, but did not manage to close after that. Lenggenhager/Mustonen won badminton 21-9 and squash 21-11, which meant they only needed 3 points in tennis. They did so, taking it 3-1 and their first title together.
Hougaard/Koubaa won a dramatic bronze medal playoff, fighting off five match balls to win the match. They beat Pichler/Prager +1 (14-21 21-23 21-13 25-23).
Both top seeds in the mixed doubles got through their semi-finals quite comfortably. Both pairs won a gold medal earlier in the morning, but now they were facing each other on opposite sides of the net. Ahlmer/Lenggenhager defeated Ettenauer/Pichler +24 (21-18 21-9 21-12) whilst Allègre/Mustonen got the better of Ladner/Böhm, taking the match +25 (21-15 21-13 21-10). Ahlmer/Lenggenhager often play together, but this was the first time for Mustonen/Allègre and a successful one too. It was an exciting matchup, Lenggenhager/Ahlmer took table tennis 21-16, and Allègre/Mustonen levelled the score by taking badminton 21-16. As expected, Allègre/Mustonen took squash 21-13, and they needed 14 points in tennis to take the title. It was close but they managed to do so, taking it 14-12 and a first SWT mixed title for both, and a second SWT gold medal of the day.
Ladner/Böhm won the bronze medal playoff, beating Ettenauer/Pichelr +22 (11-21 21-5 21-9 4-0).
Open Categories – Doubles titles for Volf/Windbacher and Prager/Schilling
Prager/Schilling won a thrilling juniors U16 final, beating Sam/Sam +1 (20-22 11-21 21-18 21-11) in the final. Walland/Widu won the bronze medal, beating Hauser/Radl +25 (21-8 21-11 20-18). Volf/Windbacher took the men’s B title, in a surprise final as both finalists beat the top seeds in the semi’s. They beat Ess/Schwarzenberger +18 (21-13 25-23 21-17 8-4) to win the title. Prorok/Sam beat Patzelt/Steiner-Pöschl +29 (21-9 21-17 21-8) for the bronze medal playoff.
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