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Treviso Open – Lechner, He And Ouschan All In The Last 16

Maximilian Lechner (AUT)

The Dynamic Billard BHR Treviso Open 2018 in Italy have been quite successful for the Austrian contingency so far. Three players have made it to the stage of the final 16 out of an initial starting group of 153 players.
Maximilian Lechner (AUT) is probably the biggest surprise of the group. He defeated Ante Sustic (CRO) 9:7 in his first match. Then, his way led him over Reda Belhaj (FRA) 9:2 before he had to give in 5:9 to Sergey Lutsker (RUS) in the winner’s qualification round today. But Lechner stood tall and won the loser’s qualifier with 9:7 over strong junior player Maksim Dudanets (RUS) 9:7. In the first single elimination round, when 32 players were left in the field, Lechner had to deal with Tomasz Kaplan (POL). The Polish is known to be a bit of a surprise box meaning that he has performed from world-class to low-class and everything in between over the recent years. Today, Kaplan’s performance was not good enough while Lechner found his A-game against his experienced opponent. 9:1 was the final result in favour of Lechner who will now play against fellow teammate Mario He (AUT) in the next round.
Mario He eliminated Michal Turkowski (POL) in his single elimination round match with a clear 9:5 result. The „third musketeer“ from Austria, Albin Ouschan (AUT) paved his way into the round of the final 32 players by ousting Ivo Aarts (NED) 9:6. In his next match, the former World Champion will have to face Wojciech Sroczynski (POL) who got the better of one of the last remaining local players from Italy Daniele Corrieri (ITA) 9:2.
In the EPBF BHR Treviso Open which will be launched tomorrow morning, 36 players have enlisted. Out of the top 10 players of the Women’s European Ranking, only Katarzyna Wesolowska from Poland is missing. All other women are here to try and get a shot at the coveted title which is at stake here in Treviso. Current leader of the rankings is Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) who wants to defend her position but opponents like Jasmin Ouschan (AUT), Kristina Tkach (RUS) and Veronika Ivanovskaia (GER) among others will not allow her an easy ride on her journey to glory. It will be interesting to see who will come out strong in the end.
Tomorrow, the event will continue at 10:00 CET with matches from the last 16 players single elimination. At 09:00, the women will start their EPBF BHR Treviso Open with first round matches.
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