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Schwaz, Harland, Mauthausen, Salzburg in the semi-finals

Schwaz, Harland, Mauthausen, Salzburg in the semi-finals

Ladies

Group A

BMTC-Brühl Mödlinger TC – TC Bakl Weigelsdorf 1:6. In the Lower Austria derby, the women of Weigelsdorf, led by Hungarian Rika Luka Jani and Slovakian Jana Sebilova, made a big step towards the semi-finals with the trio. ÖTV contract player Claudia Gasparovic secured the only victory for the hosts with scores of 6:3 and 6:4 over former indoor champion Veronika Bucur. In doubles, Bucur took revenge on Selina Pichler and took all three points for her team with scores of 6:3, 2:6 and 10:8 in the tie-break against Gasparović and Alexandra Zimmer. In the final round, only one point was enough for the Weigelsdorf team in Kufstein to reach the semi-finals.

Raiffeisenbank TC Bludenz – TC Spakas Kufstein 4:3. Vorarlberg Women picked up their second win of the season in their final match of the regular season – with a slightly bitter aftertaste, the two points of the 4:3 win over Kufstein Women were certainly not enough to reach the semi-finals. They are now level on points behind Weigelsdorf, having lost the head-to-head, and out of the running in that regard, but will likely take another win with them in the lower qualifiers. Corps members Denisa Satralova (Czech Republic) and Alina Granauer (Switzerland) were mainly responsible for this with successes in singles and doubles and Mia Liebert with her singles coup. They were able to handle two rejections of 0:6, -0:6 on fourth and fifth downs.

Free to play: LINZ AG in Upper Austria

Group B

TC Kitzbühel – Grazer Park 2:5. Emily Lea Lederer managed to secure one point for the home team with tie-break victories in singles (against Stephanie Auer) and doubles (with Germany's Jill Nora Engelmann against Katarina Sobkova and former national champion Yvonne Neuwirth). A loss of points that could cost dearly for the Graz women, who won all three other singles matches going into the tie-break of the match. Because despite being narrowly defeated 3:4 at the start by KLC, as spectators it is possible for them to fall out of the top two on the final day of the match. For example, when UTC Fischer Ried gets 3 points each TC Kitzbühel and KLC at 1. Klosterneuburger TV. Or when Reed scores three points and KLC scores two. With only two points each for Ried and KLC in the fifth round, it will depend on the group ratio in the head-to-head between the top three teams (all of which finished 4:3). Here, Grazer Park Club and KLC will have the advantage in terms of promotion to the semi-finals and Ried will have to play the lower play-off.

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UTC Fisher Read – 1. Klosterneuberger TV 6:1. While they kept themselves 'alive' in the third round with a 4-3 win over KLC (quote from team captain Florian Reiter), the Raiders have now taken the next big step towards the semi-finals. German Marie Vogt made her debut for the Upper Austria team, and Arabella Köhler and Nadja Ramskogler won the expected singles one to three, with Vogt only having to go to a tie-break in the match, and Livia Krause easily winning by four. Only Caroline Ilovska managed to score an honorary point for the guests from Lower Austria with five points. The doubles matches were close until 4:4 in the first set. The fact that Sinja Krause, coming off an appearance at the French Open, was there as a “coach” or as support shows the team spirit in the team, Reiter said happily. Thanks to their three-pointers, last year's finalists now have it in their hands to advance to the semi-finals with another three-pointer against Kitzbühel.

Free Play: KLC

Men's

Group A

TC Raiffeisen Schwaz – ASKÖ TC Burgenland Energie Eisenstadt 6:3. While the visitors from Burgenland lost their last chance at the top qualifiers with their second defeat, the hosts remained unbeaten in their third encounter, drawing with last year's finalists from TC Harland and taking the Lower Austria side to the semi-finals. This is despite the fact that François Musiteli (France) and Aziz Kejametovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) missed out on the singles doubles and best singles doubles. But the Eisenstadt team was denied further victories – sometimes by a narrow margin. For example, veteran Mario Haider-Maurer lost to Matthias Heim (3:6, 7:5, 12:14) and youngster Alexander Wagner (4:6, 6:4, 8:10 to Luca Maldoner) both narrowly lost in Championship. Tie break of the match.

UTC Strasbourg – TSV Hartberg Tennis 9:0. After three narrow defeats, the visitors were repelled this time without winning a single set. This was also due to the fact that the Styrian team went to work with a very weak replacement squad, while the newcomers from Carinthia were pushing for their first success of the season with a very strong lineup – with ÖTV Davis Cup star Jurij Rodionov and the ÖTV squad. Hope for the future Sebastian Sorger is at the top, followed by former professionals Janez Semrajec (Slovenia), Dene Zamac (Croatia), Patrick Offner and young professional Tobias Smoliner. The closest match was the first match between Rodionov and Italian-Austrian Riccardo Belotti, which the current ATP No. 139 player won over the former top 200 player with a score of 6:4, 6:3.

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Free Play: TC Harland

Group B

TC Raiffeisen Dornbirn – UTC Casa Moda Steyr 5:4. In their last appearance in the group stage, Vorarlberger's side recorded an important first win in their battle against relegation, which will continue into one less play-off. The hosts split their powerful professionals Gleb Sakharov (France), Dominik Bühler (Germany) and doubles specialist Philipp Oswald into three pairs, thus gaining a 3-0 lead. Bühler and Linus Erhart closed the bag in the individual matches on numbers two and three, winning the decisive points number four and five, before the guests from Upper Austria were able to achieve strong cosmetic results.

TC GM-Sports Anif – Union Stein&Co Mauthausen 0:9. Four of the nine matches only went to the favored guests from Upper Austria in the tie-break of the match and most of the other matches were close as well. The bottom line is that Anif did not get a point with legionnaires Kirill Kivatsev (RUS) and Peter Heller (GER) at the top. Mauthausen was in a very strong position – in positions one to three (Zsombor Berros from Hungary, Denis Novak, Jerome Kim from Switzerland) and fifth (Mathias Ujvari) with four current professionals, four (Andreas Haider-Maurer) and six (Lenny Hampel) with two Former pros and national champions. ÖTV sports director and Davis Cup captain Jürgen Melzer lost in a tie-break in the first doubles match he played with his brother Gerald (against Davis Cup stars Novak and Alexander Erler) and in the singles match (against Ujvari) and also did not help Anif. You get a point of honor. As for the Salzburg team, it qualifies for the lower playoff, while the Upper Austria team qualifies for the semi-finals.

Free to play: STC Rabbiter Team Salzburg

Second German League

Even after the fourth round of matches, things are still very tense in Austria's second highest league. In the men's Group A, in the final round, TC Sparkasse Seebenstein and the future IRDNING of the ATV RE team will face off in a head-to-head duel to see who will move into the top playoff from the leading trio with TC Hard not playing. In Group 2, TC Telfs secured first and second place, despite a 7-2 defeat to Tennisnet Juniors UTC Bad Sauerbrunn. Thanks to the 8-1 win in the second round over UTC Mistelbach, if three teams are tied on points, they are at least in second place if Bad Sauerbrunn and Mistelbach both draw with Telfs in the final round.

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In the first group for women, TC Raiffeisen Schwaz qualified for the senior playoff after the third trio in the third match. Second-place newcomers TC St. Andrä won all direct duels against their pursuers by defeating UTC Stockerau, but “only” 5:2 each, i.e. with 2:1 victory points. That's why Carinthians will have to hope for Schwazer's success against TC Wörgl as spectators in the Tyrol derby on the final day of the match. Wörgl can overtake St. Andrä with each win, and Stockerau can at best draw with St. Andrä – But that's not enough because of the direct duel. ATSV Steyr Tennis has qualified for Group B, thanks to the head-to-head matches already won against chasers TC Dornbirn by Tannenhof Resort (level on points, but not played on the final day) and Union Mödling Tennis Club (one point behind). Mödling needs a point against SPG Rainbach/Grünbach in the fifth round in order to get past Dornbirn and book the ticket for the top play-off.

Ladies

Group A
TK IEV MED-EL – TC Raiffeisen Schwaz 0:7
TC Saint Andra – UTC Stockeraw 5:2
Free Play: TC Wörgl

Group B
TC Resort Dornbirn bei Tannenhof – SPG Rheinbach/Grönbach 4:3
TSV Hartberg-Tennis – Union Modeling Tennis Club 1:6
Free to play: ATSV Steyr Tennis

Men's

Group A
TC Hard – Future ATV RE Team IRDNING 4:5
TV Hochwolkersdorf – TC Sparkasse Seebenstein 4:5
Do not play: UTC Amstetten

Group B
Tennis Net Juniors UTC Bad Sauerbrunn – TC TVs 7:2
TSG St. Pölten – ÖTB TV Urfahr 5:4
Free Play: UTC Mistelbach