Top Guns On Track In Women's Euro Tour Event
Thomas Overbeck - EPBF
May 10, 2019
Ana Gradisnik (left) and Monika Zabek
Ana Gradisnik (left) and Monika Zabek
The top-trio of the European Women’s Ranking have made it to the single elimination stage of the Predator Treviso Open 2019 in Treviso, Italy.
 
Kristina Tkach (RUS) took down Veronika Ivanovskaia (GER) 7:3 while Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) had to go over the full distance with Kristina Jaeger (GER). After 13 racks, Ouschan crossed the winning line first with 7:6. Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) won her match with Iza Lacka (POL) quite comfortable with 7:4.
 
In an earlier match, Ana Gradisnik (SLO) met Eylul Kibaroglu (TUR) in the winner’s qualification round. That match started out quite exciting with good quality shots and decent strategy play. It was Gradisnik who committed more mistakes and she got punished for it by Kibaroglu time after time. The Turkish was already on the hill, leading 6:3 when she only had the 8-ball and the 9-ball on the table. She mispositioned the cue ball and hid it behind the 9-ball, not able to play the 8-ball. That was the turning point in the match. She gave that rack to Gradisnik who then went for her time-out. When she was back at the table, Gradisnik’s play had improved a bit while it was now Kibaroglu who committed many mistakes. Consequently, Gradisnik pulled back rack after rack from her and got to the hill at 6:6. It was Kibaroglu’s break shot and she again had chances to win the match. But again she made mistakes and allowed Gradisnik to snatch that rack from her. Gradisnik won 7:6 which booked her a seat in the single elimination round of the final 16 players in the Predator Treviso Open Women’s Euro-Tour.
 
In the first loser’s round, Monika Zabek (POL) lost her match by a hair’s breadth to Francesco Garlatti (ITA) with 6:7.
 
The Predator Treviso Open will commence tomorrow at 09:00 CET with matches from the first loser’s round.
 
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