Sports Club Miercurea Ciuc and
Corona Brasov ended on podium the first stage of the regional ice hockey
contest Erste League. Miercurea Ciuc came first in the ranking after a 4-3 home
win against Hungarian side DEAC Debrecen. Corona came third in the competition
after losing to Hungarian side Fehervari Titanok 3-2 in the extra-time.
The competition's next stage will
see a series of matches between the first five teams in the ranking and the
last five sides. In the first group, Sports Club has mustered 6 points and is
being followed by Ferencvaros Budapest with 3, Corona Brasov with 2 and
Debrecen with one. Last comes Dunaujvaros Acelbikak with no points.
Romania's best tennis player Simona
Halep lost to Arina Sabalenka of Belarus 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the
WTA tournament in Adelaide. Next week Halep will be taking on US challenger
Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open.
There is no Romanian male player on
the main board of the Australian Open as Marius Copil was defeated in the
second qualifying round by Lorenzo Musetti of Italy. The Romanian got the upper
hand in the decisive set 3-0, 4-1, 5-2 but the 17 year old Italian challenger
made a great comeback with five consecutive games. Last year Copil had made it
to the second round of the Australian Open as in 2015; these being his best
results in Melbourne.
Two Romanian women's handball sides
are playing in the EHF Cup on Sunday. Ranking second in group B, with no points,
Magura Cisnadie takes on Kobenhavn Handball in an away game. In group C, Gloria
Bistrita-Nasaud plays, also in Denmark against Odense Handbold. Gloria ranks 2nd
in the group with 2 points, while their Danish opponent is on the first
position with 4.
(translated by bill)