The latest news from Romanian sports.
Let's begin with tennis. Romania's Alexandra
Cadanţu on Sunday won the singles title of the tennis tournament in Heraklion,
on the Greek island of Crete. In the final, she defeated another Romanian
player, Andreea Amalia Roşca, in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. 30-year-old Alexandra
Cadanţu, who is ranked 267 in the WTA standings, last won a singles title in
2015, at the ITF tournament in Galaţi, eastern Romania. The all-Romanian pair Andreea
Amalia Roşca and Ioana Loredana Roşca, seeded first, won the doubles title of
the ITF tournament in Heraklion, defeating the Italian pair Melania Delai and Dalila
Spiteri in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. Also in tennis, the Romanian players Oana
Georgeta Simion and Oana Gavrilă on Saturday won the doubles title of the ITF
tournament in Pazardjik, Bulgaria. They defeated the Bulgarian-US pair Katerina
Dimitrova and Isabele Kouzmanov in three sets, 6-7, 6-4, 10-4.
CSM Bucharest are the only team with a maximum number of
points in the domestic women's handball championship. In their latest match, they
categorically defeated HC Zalău 28-21. Romania's second team playing in the
Champions League, namely SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea, where 12 players tested positive for
Covid, were only able to play with 7 players, two goal keepers and two junior
players. Under the circumstances, SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea lost their first match in
the current edition of the women's handball National League, being defeated
31-32 by Minaur Baia Mare. In other fixtures, CS Măgura Cisnădie defeated CSM
Galaţi 27-19; CSU Cluj-Napoca lost to CS Activ Prahova Ploieşti 19-24; ACS
Crişul Chişineu lost to CS Dacia Mioveni 2012 27-30; SCM Craiova lost to SCM
Gloria Buzău 24-25; and HC Dunărea Brăila defeated CS Rapid Bucharest 22-21. CSM
Bucharest are in first place in the current standings with 12 points, followed
by CS Minaur Baia Mare with 10 points, and SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea, HC Dunărea
Brăila, CS Măgura Cisnădie, CS Gloria 2018 Bistriţa-Năsăud and SCM Gloria Buzău,
with 9 points each.
And now the latest results from the 9th leg
of the domestic football championship. In the opening leg match on Friday, FC
Argeş defeated FC Voluntari, 2-1. On Saturday, Academica Clinceni defeated
Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 2-nil; FC Botoşani lost to UTA Arad 2-3; and FC
Hermannstadt lost to Universitatea Craiova nil-1. On Sunday, FC Viitorul
Constanţa were declared the winner of the match against CSM Politehnica Iaşi
due to defective floodlighting during a match played on the latter's home turf.
When the match was suspended, Iaşi were leading 2-1. Also on Sunday, CFR Cluj
lost at home against Metan Mediaş, 1-2. The match between Dinamo Bucharest and Astra
Giurgiu was postponed for 14th November as the latter side had
players testing positive for Covid. Ahead of the leg's final match between Chindia
Târgovişte and FCSB on Monday evening, Universitatea Craiova are in the first
place in the standings with 24 points, followed by FCSB and CFR Cluj, with 18 points.