While the red-white-red national table tennis team is getting the finishing touches in Akersberga near Stockholm for the European Championships in Munich, which begin on August 13, Upper Austria’s top clubs are already looking forward to the Champions League. The three-time men’s champion SPG Felbermayr Wels, who brought two players from Kuchl in Thomas Ziller and Johannes Schönleitner, has a fixed ticket for the group phase in the main round, in which the French club Hennebont and a qualifier will be the opponents. The women from series title holder Linz AG Froschberg with Sofia Polcanova at the top have to deal with St. Quentin, also from France, and a team that prevails in the preliminary round.
An intensive program awaits Polcanova at the European Championships. Apart from the singles, she competes in doubles with the Romanian Bernadette Szöcs, in mixed Robert Gardos will be the partner of the 27-year-old. Froschberg colleague Karoline Mischek is back after a long injury break (hip surgery) in singles and doubles.