Tennis: Adrian Ungur qualifies for round of 16 of challenger tournament in San Marino


Romanian tennis player Adrian Ungur on Wednesday qualified for the round of 16 of the 64,000 euros worth challenger tournament in San Marino, while Victor Hanescu got eliminated in the round of 16.

Ungur (29 of age, ATP’s 157) defeated Italian Filippo Volandri (32, ATP’s 135), seeded 8th, 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-2, after 2 hours, 25 minutes of play. The Romanian players’s overall score so far is 4-2 victories in direct matches, the last 4 consecutive match won by him. Ungur won 1,850 euros and 18 ATP points so far, following in the quarterfinals to meet Spaniard Albert Montanes, seeded 4th. The Iberian (33, ATp’s 141) enjoys an advantage in direct matches, 2-1.

Another Romanian player, Victor Hanescu (33, ATP’s 151) was defeated by Croatian Antonio Veic (26, ATP’s 313), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, having taken home 1,100 euros and 8 ATP points. Hanescu had won in his only previous meeting with Veic, in 2012, 6-4, 6-2, in the quarterfinals of the challenger tournament in Arad, Romania.

 

Handball: Both Romania’s teams, victorious in recent games of World University Handball Championship

 

Both Romania’s handball teams obtained victories on Wednesday in the most recent games of the groups’ stage in the World University Handball Championship taking place in Guimares, Portugal, and qualified for the quarterfinals.

In the men’s competition, Romania defeated Japan with 33-32 (15-17) and occupied the third position in Group C, with 2 points, after Brazil, 6 points, Spain, 4 points, but ahead of Japan, 0 points.

In the women’s event, Romania overpowered Poland with 24-21 (14-6) and was ranked second in Group C, with 4 points, after South Korea, 6 points, but ahead of Poland, 2 points, and Uruguay, 0 points. The games of the quarterfinals are scheduled for Friday.

 

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