Rafaella Foute and Natalie Guitler Make Teqball History

The Brazilian pair of Rafaella Foute and Natalie Guitler made history winning the inaugural women’s doubles gold medal at the Teqball World Championship in Poland. Photo: Filomena Fortes (Facebook)

The Brazilian pair of Rafaella Foute and Natalie Guitler made history winning the inaugural women’s doubles gold medal at the Teqball World Championship in Poland.

Guitler and Foute kicked off their championship search with a victory against Russia’s Anna Krykova and Ekaterina Poteshkina.

The third-seeded pair of Anna Izsak and Lea Vasas found the going tough after they were thumped in straight sets, as the Brazilians booked a spot in the final against Carolyn Greco and Margaret Osmundson of America.

The top seed pair found the going tough in the first set as they went down 12-03. The tables quickly turned at the start of the second set as the Americans dominated the set winning it 12-06 forcing the final to be decided by a third set.

A competitive set it was as both teams pushed for a victory. Foute and Guitler were able to hold their nerves winning the decisive set 12-4 to seal a 2-1 victory to win the championship.

Meanwhile, the bronze medal match was won by Romania’s Kinga Barabasi and Katalin Dako after they sealed a 2-1 victory over Hungarian pair of Anna Izsak and Lea Vasas. 

Despite losing in the doubles section, Izsak won the women’s singles event after she outshined Paulina Lezak to claim the women’s singles gold medal. 

American Carolyn Greco made it a podium finish after she defeated Guitler to take the bronze medal of the tournament. 

 

Photo 1 Caption: The Brazilian pair of Rafaella Foute and Natalie Guitler made history winning the inaugural women’s doubles gold medal at the Teqball World Championship in Poland. Photo: Filomena Fortes (Facebook)

 

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