Romania won the men’s and women’s team competitions at the U-21 Balkan Championships in Bursa, Turkey. The Romanian team (Ovidiu Ionescu, Lucian Munteanu and Alexandru Petrescu) finished the men’s competition on first place, followed by Serbia, Turkey, Bulgaria and Albania. Romania lost to Serbia (2-3) and defeated Albania (3-0), Turkey (3-1) and Bulgaria (3-1). In the women’s competition the Romanian team (Ioana Ghemes, Andrada Vincze and Anamaria Sebe) defeated Albania (3-0), Turkey (3-0), Bulgaria (3-0) and Serbia (3-2). Six Romanian players have moved beyond the groups’ stage in the singles competitions and will play in the last-16 stage.