The RCT Barcelona-1899 he revalidated the title in the 48th MAPFRE Spanish Championship of Tennis by Women’s Absolute Teams of 1st Category – Orange Cup after beating the CT Valencia by a tight 3-2 in the final played on the courts of the Real Murcia Club de Tenis 1919.
The Barcelona club thus extends its hegemony in the record with 31 titles in the 48 editions disputed, while the Valencian is still unable to raise the trophy after 5 finals played.
The title was not decided until the last doubles point with the victory of Rebeka Masarova and the russian Oksana Selekhmeteva upon Angela Fita and the Venezuelan Andrea Gámiz by 7-5 and 7-6
“It has been very long-suffering, a very complicated tie,” acknowledged the current No. 164 in the world, the Spanish Rebeka Masarova, who came to Murcia after debuting last week in the BJKC Finals in Prague. “In the end we were nervous, but we have been firm in the important points and that has made the difference.”
The Valencian Ángela Fita has valued the runner-up achieved by her team: “We have been very close and you have a bittersweet taste because we have had it there, but we have to be aware of the tournament we have done, with very tough qualifying rounds. We played one day more than them and it was noticed that we were tired ”.
Equality in individuals
The Russian Oksana Selekhmeteva had opened the final with a comfortable victory for RCT Barcelona-1899 over Venezuelan Andrea Gámiz 6-3 and 6-4, but Claudia Hoste equalized the series by tracing Rosa Vicens with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
The french Clohé Package put CT Valencia ahead in a solid match in which they defeated Rebeka Masarova 6-3 and 6-4, and Guiomar Maristany He returned the equality by beating Angela Fita by 6-3 and 6-3.
The team captained by Albert Angulo and Bruno Barrientos I complete it Carlota Martínez Círez.
In the box for avoiding direct descent, the Real Murcia Tennis Club 1919 has clearly surpassed CT Sabadell 4-0 and will play this Sunday the final tie against him CT Chamartín from Madrid.
The winner will achieve permanence in the top division and the loser will have to play the promotion on November 28 at the home of Real Zaragoza CT, 2nd Category runner-up.
In addition to CT Sabadell, this year the CT Gran Canaria and CT Tarragona.