17 Apr 2023

Teqball returns to US

After a very busy March, the Teqball season continues in Miami, Florida, where 85 players in three categories compete for the trophies.

As the qualifications to the European Games, where Teqball is one of the two contests which will be held in urban areas, next to the old market in the downtown are finished, the FITEQ tournaments carry on in the United States.

In women’s doubles, Carolyn Greco & Margaret Osmundson are still unbeaten in home soil after the first two events in 2023. However, the French Amelie Julian who climbed up two positions thanks to her bronze medal from Madrid and fourth spot from Podgorica at the World Ranking in women singles paired up with Gabriella Kota to conquer the South Beach. The Brazilian duo Ester Viana Mendes & Vania Moraes Da Cruz after silver and bronze medals in January and February return to the table to get the missing one from their collection.

The latest winner twosome among men’s doubles will definitely not triumph back-to-back as Csaba Banyik and Balazs Katz compete at the Hungarian World Championships Qualifiers with the rest of the top ranked fellow teqers. Thus, the champions of LA in January, Luka Pilic/Dennis Correia have the chance to re-conquer the title.

Still, men’s singles current world champion and the event’s top seeded duo, Apor Gyorgydeak along with Szabolcs Ilyes as well as the two Leonardos from Brazil, Lindoso de Almeida and Santana, Bartlomiej Franczuk from Poland & Frankie Diaz, Hugo Rabeux & Barna Kovacsfi are additional challengers.

Almeida/Moraes da Cruz, after a silver and a bronze medals in mixed doubles in the US at the beginning of this season have the chance to complete their set. Among the opponents, the winners of January, Pilic/Osmundson and runners-up, Diaz/Greco, also bronze medallists Santana/Viana Mendes are back to the tables.

From the old continent, Rabeux/Julian and Gyorgydeak/Kota, Franczuk/Umicevic will battle oversees with great expectations.

In Miami the bouts of the first two days will be held in Soccer 5 Brian Piccolo Park while the the finals will be fought on South Beach between the 5th and 6th street with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in the back.

The whole event from Miami will be broadcasted by ESPN and streamed on FITEQ’s YouTube channel.