Oficjalny Partner Serwisu

Martyna Szydłowska, fot. Adrian Sawko, 29 June 2018

A war of nerves won by the Polish team!

Kinga Kołosińska and Katarzyna Kociołek defeated the Finnish duo Anniina Parkkinen and Taru Lahti-Liukkonen after a thrilling tie-breaker.

In the last group match Kołosińska and Kociołek lost after a tie-break, but one day later they showed that they had learnt their lesson. On Friday they face Parkkinen/Lahti-Liukkonen from Finland. Despite losing the opening part, in the second they claimed an advantage and mantained it until the end of the set. In a thrilling tie-break everyonr could enjoy a point-by-point race and only from 10:10 did the Polish duo manage to jump ahead with two points. - We are happy that this nervous finish was won by us this time. During the last points Kasia worked very well in block. We even had a counterattack to get to 13:10, but then we sent the ball on small out, so the rivals caught up the score. We follow our game plan until the end - said Kołosińska prasing her partner. - I received service well and then we could play a good spike to get 14:13 - explained Kociołek.

Round 1:

Kinga Kołosińska/Katarzyna Kociołek (Poland) – Anniina Parkkinen/Taru Lahti-Liukkonen (Finland) 2:1 (18:21, 21:17, 15:13)

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