in Madrid, Spain - The home of EUSA General Assembly and Gala in 2018.
After six days of tournament more than 110 participants representing 21 university
teams from 15 countries competed for the title of the champions in Tennis. Last day,
both women’s and men’s finals showed spectacular and tough matches and all
officials, athletes and spectators had the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable day.
In women’s tournament the athletes representing the University of Bordeaux (FRA)
won in the finals against their colleagues representing the University of Stirling (GBR)
2:1. In men’s final the home team of University of Camilo Jose Cela (ESP) won after
two amazing matches to the University of Grenoble Alpes (FRA), 2:0, with the
presence of the President of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Mr Miguel Diaz.
For the 3d place both in men’s and women’s tournaments matches were between the
University of Innsbruck (AUT) and Istanbul Aydin University (TUR). In women’s
tournament the result was 2:1 for Istanbul Aydin University and in men’s tournament
the same result, but this time in favour of the University of Innsbruck (AUT).
The last competition day and the event concluded with the closing and awarding
ceremony, which took place at the University Camilo Jose Cela facilities in Madrid,
Spain. EUSA Honorary member Mr Filipe Santos together with EUC Tennis 2017 OC
Executive Managers Mr Jose Luis Lesma and Mr Aitor Canibe Sanchez, the
representative of the Madrid Tennis Federation Mr Jose Luis Aparicio, local authorities
and EUSA technical delegates Mr Daniel Studer and Mrs Anastasia
Tsoufourli congratulated the athletes and awarded the medals and the competition.
During the Closing ceremony the participants were greeted by Mr Santos, who
emphasized the importance of these events and the great job performed by the
Organizing Committee and saying that we can celebrate all other winners, starting
from staff and volunteers, Organizing Committee members, referees and technical
delegates, and of course all the athletes and teams officials.
Mr Canibe Sanchez thanked the local organizers, partners, Madrid Tennis Federation,
Royal Spanish Tennis Federation and the European University Sports Association
(EUSA) for the great support, participants for the fair play & sportsmanship and
congratulated the winners and volunteers.
At the end of the event, the EUSA Flag was passed on to the organizers of the
European Universities Games Coimbra 2018, as tennis will be included there as well.
The next European Universities Tennis Championship will otherwise be held in 2019 in
Podgorica, Montenegro. After closing ceremony all participants were invited to a
barbecue feeling a great atmosphere after an amazing tournament.
Please see http://tennis2017.eusa.eu for details.