At the end of an interminable day, the group led by Jean-Marc Lagloire and Cyrille Monet was taken out of the Master’U BNP Paribas in the first round.
France is eliminated! Despite the court number 4 acquired to their cause, the Blues fell in the super tie-break of the last match. After leading 2-1 in the game after the two ladies, the French never knew how to reverse the trend. Revenue tied twice (1-1 then 3-3), the French yielded in the mixed doubles. In spite of a super Lechevretel, which had its first selection in the french university team, the pair that formed with Alice Bacquie cracked at the worst moment. The neo-international, in spite of disappointment, analyzed the encounter: “The super tie-break is played out on details.”
If the french group knew that the draw had reserved for her a complicated opponent, she certainly did not expect such a meeting. During 12 hours of match, both teams passed the ticket leading to the semi-finals. It is finally the British, solid in the last points of the last match, who will go to challenge Russia.
For the Blues, finalists 2015, this defeat is bitter. Even with a renewed team, the ambition was to go further than these quarter-finals. Christophe Millard, head of the French delegation, acknowledged it before the start of the doubles: “It would be a failure to go out now. We play the competitions to win them. ” However, France will have to content itself with playing the classification games and will watch, by far, the struggle for this final title that they want so much.
France – Great Britain
Defeat by Clémence Fayol 6/2 4/6 7/6 against Alicia Barnett
Robin Cocouvi victory 6/3 7/6 against Scott Duncan
Victory of Alice Bacquie 6/2 6/2 against Emma Hurst
Defeat by Julien Obry 6/4 6/4 against Mark Whitehouse
Defeat of the pair Fayol-Partaud 6/3 6/4 against the pair Nicholls-Barnett
Victory of the pair Obry-Lechevretel 7/5 6/2 against the pair Binding-Whitehouse
Defeat of the pair Bacquie-Lechevretel 4/6 6/4 10/7 against the pair Nicholls-Binding
The other results of the day:
USA 6-0 Ireland
Russia 5-2 China
Germany 6-1 Belgium