Teqball is back to the West Coast
Brazil conquered Miami in April, at FITEQ’s latest event, however at the upcoming event in Los Angeles new champions will be named as most of the Latin players will not participate on the third occasion in the city of angels.
In three categories, 69 athletes will face each other from 15 different countries. The Teqball Tour Los Angeles starts on the 19th of May.
In women’s doubles, Carolyn Greco & Margaret Osmundson will try to re-take the throne on home soil after finishing as silver medallists in Miami. One of their biggest opponents may be the categories’ current title holders, The Hungarian duo Lea Vasas & Zsanett Janicsek who triumphed in Podgorica at the last qualification stage of the European Games. One of the biggest surprises of 2023, Petra Pechy who did not finish lower than third position in this season in WD and won in Madrid will play with Kinga Barabasi who finished as silver medallist at her last two rendez-vous. The French Amelie Julian gathered two medals in Miami, bronze in women’s doubles and silver in mixed doubles, yet this time she competes along with Anna Gomez I Vila. The Spanish newcomer started her Teqball career in 2023 and by her great results, she already owns the 113th position at FITEQ World Ranking in women’s doubles and moved ahead 35 positions only in April.
Csaba Banyik has every chance to win his 10th consecutive trophy in men’s doubles. His partner in this domination is yet again his fellow teqer, Balázs Katz. As the current World Ranking leader twosome Mitro/Marojevic will not participate, the Hungarians can close the gap on the list. Four-time world champion Adam Blazsovics with Martin Csereklye are among the challengers, however, the dynamic duo, Matyas Odnoga and Bartlomiej Franczuk as well as Dennis Correia along with Hugo Rabeux who returned home with two medals from Miami are among the highest ranked pairs in Los Angeles. Additionally, men’s singles world champion, Apor Gyorgydeak next to Szabolcs Ilyes, after having finished as runners-up in Miami aim the top too.
World-class teams will fight for the glory in mixed doubles. Banyik/Janicsek, Pechy/Blazsovics, Rabeux/Julian, Katz/Vasas, Pilic/Osmundson, Odnoga/Pellegrini Boaglio, Franczuk/Gomez I Vila and Diaz/Greco are both possible winners, although, in this season there was always a double who shocked World of Teqball.
In Los Angeles, the bouts of the first two days will be held at Cal State while the finals will be fought in Venice Beach Recreation Center.
The whole event from Los Angeles will be broadcasted by ESPN and streamed on FITEQ’s YouTube channel.