Melkonyan ends all hopes for Jentsch

Babken Melkonyan (ROM)
Cison di Valmarino, Italy:
With 9:5, Babken Melkonyan (ROM) ousted Dominic Jentsch (GER) from the Dynamic Billard Castel Brando Open. 
What a bad day for Jentsch. He just seemed to be unable to find his game. He missed many shots and seemed to be completely off the role today. His opponent in the second loser’s round obviously knew that and capitalized from it. Melkonyan played rock solid and performed very focussed. He had the better break shot and got a quick 7:4 advantage over Jentsch. In the 12th rack, Melkonyan also managed to turn the rack to his favor and went on the hill with 8:4. He then took a time out. When he came back it was actually Jentsch who seemed to have recovered a bit. His shots were better and more accurate and he took the rack to make the gap one point less, turning the score to 8:5. The 14th rack marked the end of Jentsch in this tournament. Melkonyan created some unnecessary tension for himself by ending up very close to the 9-ball. But he managed to pocket the 9-ball and stay alive in the tournament. While Jentsch is now on his way home, Melkonyan booked his seat in the next loser’s round where he will play Maksim Dudanets (RUS). 
Jentsch’s fate is shared by his fellow countryman Nicolas Ottermann. Ottermann received a 9:3 defeat from Spain’s Francisco Diaz-Pizarro
The tournament will continue tomorrow morning at 09:00 local time with more interesting matches to come up. 
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