France, Round 9: Tours beat Nantes 3-2 in the big match. Victory also for Ajaccio and Poitiers.
In France, Round 9 has ended. What happened? But most of all, do you remember? The first 3 matches of the 9th day of Ligue A are played yesterday. Rennes wins in straight sets in Narbonne, Chaumont also smiles, winning with the same score against Nice, and another defeat also for Sète, beaten 3-1 by Toulouse. (Read here the recap of the matches.)
It is a crisis for Tourcoing that collects its sixth defeat: 0-3 at home against Poitiers.
In Tourcoing, only Jimenez reaches a double-digit display. 10 points for him, but only 30% in attack, while the best scorer of the match was El Graoui with 14 points (including 4 blocks), and his teammate Kokkinakis added 13.
In the big match of the 9th day of Ligue A Tours won 3-2 away against Nantes, but despite the defeat, Bertini’s team temporarily retains the second place in the standings for its best set quotient. In the scores stand out the 18 points with 52% in attacks, 2 blocks and 1 ace of the Albanian player Husaj, who had often been left on the bench to make room for Van Rekom.
In Nantes, the usual Michalovic scored 18 points, like his team-mate Noda Blanco, but they were not enough to take at least 2 points.
Another defeat also for Cannes, still in four sets, on the field of Ajaccio, despite a third set won, and a desperate attempt to get to the tie break to take at least one point. Great match for Milan Pepic, who scored 24 points and 56% attack, while Carle added 14, Mendez 13 and Radic 12 (including 4 blocks).
In Cannes the best scorer was Ferens with 17 points and 46% in attack, followed by Koncilja with 15 (used as opposite during the match). And so Cannes remains at the bottom of the standing.
Nantes Reze-Tours 2:3
All Results of this Round 9:
Nice-Chaumont 0-3 (15:25, 27:29, 14:25)
Toulouse – Sète 3-1 (25:23, 21:25, 25:23, 25:18)
Narbonne – Rennes 0-3 (22:25, 26:28, 18:25)
Tourcoing – Poitiers 0-3 (23:25, 13:25, 22:25)
Nantes – Tours 2-3 (25:21, 22:25, 21:25, 26:24, 7:15)
Ajaccio – Cannes 3-1 (25:19, 25:16, 21:25, 25:18)