Izsák triumphs in first-ever Women Challenger Cup
The home of teqball hosted the sport’s first-ever Women Challenger Cup, with 24 athletes travelling to Budapest on 1 March to compete in the historic event. Participants from Hungary, Romania, France and Poland battled for gold medal in women singles category.
After the group stage, in the main draw, Hungarian Anna Izsák defeated her compatriot Zsanett Janicsek 20-18, 20-16 in the final. Janicsek’s second place finish mirrored her performance in the 2019 Teqball World Championships mixed doubles competition.
Boglárka Lepsényi’s 20-5, 20-12 victory over Romanian Rita Mitri in the bronze medal match ensured that Hungary secured all three medals. Interestingly, all players come from the same club, Phoenix Academy, the leading name amongst the clubs in Hungary having great activity and participation through various age and gender groups.