Belgium qualifies for quarter-finals, secures spot at world championships

In the first duel of the day, Cedric Nuytinck (WTT 79) lost in three sets (11-5, 11-9,13-11) against Samuel Kulczycki (WTT 140) before Adrien Rassenfosse (WTT 82) equalizes by beating Milosz Redzimski (WTT 137) in three sets (11-7, 11-6, 11-7).

Martin Allegro (WTT 65) then put Belgium in control after his victory in five sets (11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 4-11, 11-6) against Maciej Kubik (WTT 131) but Redzimski allowed Poland to snatch a fifth decisive match by beating Nuytinck in five sets (6-11, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8). Rassenfosse finally qualified Belgium by gaining the upper hand over Kulczycki (11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 6-11, 11-5).

By qualifying for the quarter-finals, Belgium is guaranteed to participate in the world championships in South Korea, in Busan from February 16 to 25, 2024. The first twelve in the final ranking of this Euro win their ticket for the Worlds.

Among the women, Belgium, with Margo Degraef (WTT 371), Sara Devos (WTT 474), Lilou Massart (WTT 292) and Julie Van Hauwaert (WTT 684), was eliminated from the group stage after two defeats against the Hungary and Ukraine.

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2023-09-14 12:15:00
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