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This weekend, the 1st international tournament of this year took place and Swiss delegation of

8 players travelled to Paris Montreuil to compete. When they returned, they not only had a bunch of sweaty shirts in their luggage, but also 5 medals!

 

Traditionally, the tournament started with the doubles competition. Nicolas Lenggenhager,

who recently reached the top 10 in the world singles rankings, played for the first time in

Mixed A with Nicole Eisler. In their first match, everything went according to plan. In the

final against the pair from the host country (Myriam Enmer and Damian André) the opposite

was unfortunately the case. However, they were happy to win silver on their joint debut.

 

Lenggenhager then also took bronze in the men's doubles together with Matthew Davidson

from England. This in a close match against the two Frenchmen Laurent Cocriamont and

Anthony Duthuillé.

 

The other pairs with Swiss participation unfortunately did not get beyond the preliminary

round matches.

 

In the singles, the Swiss delegation picked up three medals - three times bronze. Nicole Eisler

showed a good tournament and was not far away from the winner Anna-Klara Ahlmer from

Sweden with -9. In the small final against elite newcomer Aurélie Haurant from France,

however, Eisler left nothing to be desired.

 

Youngster Lucas Mateo Moreno followed suit and also won bronze in the Junior U16 by a

large margin. Graham King also showed an extremely solid game in the Seniors +50 small final. Congratulations to both for bronze.

 

In the Men's elite, there were 2 Swiss players at the start. Oliver Bühler and Nicolas

Lenggenhager both won their first match in the 16-player tableau; however, they lost their

2nd match and consequently met in the match for 7th and 8th place. An exciting match:

Bühler could have won table tennis after getting to 20-all, but too many unforced errors scuppered that. Lenggenhager was able to capitalise on his badminton strengths to extend his lead; and again in squash. Now Lenggenhager needed just 5 points in tennis - which is not the easiest task against tennis specialist Bühler. Bühler made a solid start without any mistakes. As time went on, however, a few small errors crept in, which led to points and victory for Lenggenhager.

 

Manfred Grab (Men B), Valentin Henin (Men C) and Benoit Truc (Men D) also recorded

victories in their tableaux.

 

A successful weekend with fair games, smiling faces, exciting matches, peaceful dancing, sweating people and good conversations in all languages. Pure Racketlon!

 

NE



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Aktuelle Rankings (1. April 2022)

Herren Einzel
1. Benjamin Gränicher
2. Cédric Junillon
3. Nico Hobi
4. Christian Schäfer
5. Oliver Bühler
6. Nicolas Lenggenhager 
7. Patrick Casanova-Lorenz
8. André Bandi
9. Yannic Andrey
10. Magnus Ekstrand

Damen Einzel
1. Nicole Eisler
2. Valeria Pelosini
3. Adeline Kilchenmann
4. Nathalie Vogel
5. Myriam Enmer

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