Happy end for Michel

Jasmin Michel (GER)
Portoroz, Slovenia: After having a rough start, Jasmin Michel (GER) managed to take the victory over Ine Helvik (NOR) with 7:4.

The start of the match is probably something that Michel would like to forget as soon as possible. She was on the 9-ball in the first two racks and committed a foul each time, trailing 0:2 instead of leading 2:0. That was a tough one for Michel to accept and she needed to get over this really quick. Her opponent Helvik is known to be very experienced and she definitely knows how to take advantage of a situation like this. But Michel did everything to get concentrated and got a foot back in the door, winning three out of the next four racks to tie the match at 3:3. Then suddenly it was Helvik to feel the pressure. She started missing more shots as usual and allowed Michel to surpass her. Michel grew in that situation and made the racks needed in order to win the match 7:4. It was the winner's qualification round in 9-ball and Michel claimed her spot in the round of the final 32 players. This was very important for Team Germany who has not yet won anything in this year's Dynamic Billard European Championship.

Other notable results from today include Caroline Roos (SWE) creaming Marika Poikkijoki (FIN) with 7:2. Ina Kaplan (GER) joins her teammate Michel in the round of the final 32 with a 7:5 triumph over Vania Franco (POR).

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