Italian duos triumph at Cervia Futures

20.05.2024 - Cervia

The Italian city once again became the hotspot for up-and-coming beach teams and saw home duos claim gold in both the men’s and women’s categories as well as the women’s bronze.

Dal Corso/Viscovich got to celebrate their first Beach Pro Tour gold and their third podium on the tour, all of which were earned on their home turf, namely bronze medals at the Futures events in Messina and Corigliano Rossano. Among other successes, the young Italians can count silver medals from the U21 World Championships 2021. They also competed at the Cervia Futures last year, where they made it to 5th place, but fought all the way to the top this time around and, in the final, easily beat German opponents Henning/Poniewaz B. in straight sets (21-17, 21-11). French brothers Aye/Aye also made it to their third Beach Pro Tour podium by beating Swiss duo Haussener/Friedli in straight sets (24-22, 21-19) and claiming the bronze medal, after initially losing to them in pool play. Austrian youngsters Hammarberg/Berger, who dominated in Graz just last week, made it to 5th place in the Italian city as they had to concede to Haussener/Friedli in the quarterfinals.

In the women’s tournament, Italian duos got to claim both the gold and bronze medals. Bianchin/Scampoli, who just claimed silver at last week’s Pingtan Futures, collected their fourth gold medal at a Futures tournament, with all previous triumphs on their home turf as well: Giardini Naxos 2022, Lecce 2023 and Messina 2023. In Cervia, they beat Paraguyans Michelle/Poletti in straight sets (21-19, 21-19), though in second place their opponents still got to celebrate their first medal on the Beach Pro Tour. One more medal for a home duo at this event went to Orsi Toth, R./Bianchi, who managed to defeat Australians Fleming/Milutinovic 2-1 (21-17, 18-21, 15-12), earning their second Beach Pro Tour medal as a team. Their first medal was a silver also won on home turf at the Messina Futures last year.