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Fefilava wins Women’s Euro-Tour in Portugal

Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) © Alison Chang

Marharyta Fefilava (BLR) just won the Women Portugal Open in Braga, Portugal, with a 7:4 victory in the final match over Katarzyna Wesolowska (POL).

The young lady from Belarus had one of the best tournaments in her career so far. After a fierce struggle, she managed to take down Oliwia Czuprynska (POL) 7:6 in a thriller of a quarter-final match. Czuprynska was almost the clear winner when she missed an easy shot being 6:5 in the lead. Fefilava punished her without mercy for this mistake, winning that rack and running out the next to take the match. Then, she went on and defeated Nataliya Seroshtan (RUS) 7:4 in the semi-final to book her seat in the final match against Wesolowska. The Polish made her way into the final match with victories over host Sara Rocha (POR) 7:1, then Ana Gradisnik (SLO) in the quarter-final with 7:4 and finally she defeated favoured Kristina Tkach (RUS) surprisingly clear with 7:2 in the semi-final of the event.

The final match was pretty much dominated by Fefilava. After a few problems in the early stage, she took a 4:2 lead over Wesolowska who took a time-out at that time in order to try and rearrange herself. It looked quite promising when she came back since she took the next rack and was only one rack away from levelling the match. But Fefilava played better and won another two consecutive racks to get on the hill with 6:3. The pressure was very high for Wesolowska now. She scored one more point but in the end, Marharyta Fefilava potted the deciding 9-ball to win the match and the tournament 7:4.

This was Fefilava’s second victory after the tournament in Leende in August this year , and with the points achieved she now leads the rankings of the Euro-Tour for women over Jasmin Ouschan (AUT) and Kristina Tkach (RUS).

Top Eight Players

1. Marharyta Fefilava BLR
2. Katarzyna Wesolowska POL
3. Kristina Tkach RUS
Nataliya Seroshtan RUS
5. Tina Vogelmann GER
Oliwia Czuprynska POL
Ana Gradisnik SLO
Kateryna Polovinchuk UKR

Top Ten Euro-Tour Rankings

1. Marharyta Fefilava BLR
2. Jasmin Ouschan AUT
3. Kristina Tkach RUS
4. Katarzyna Wesolowska POL
5. Veronika Ivanovskaia GER
6. Oliwia Czuprynska POL
7. Kateryna Polovinchuk UKR
8. Melanie Suessenguth GER
9. Tina Vogelmann GER
10. Nataliya Seroshtan RUS