Third title in 2017 for Windischberger, second for Seehofer
From April 21st to April 23rd 2017, the IWT Czech Racketlon Open took place in Prague. Representatives of the Racketlon Federation Austria were able to score numerous top results: first and foremost, Christine Seehofer, who could not be beaten in the Ladies’ Singles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles competition. Her Sportunion-Racketpoint-Vienna team colleague Lukas Windischberger triumphed in the Men’s Singles and in the Mixed Doubles competition with Seehofer and also took the second place in the Men’s Doubles event. The latest results of the Austrian aces are feeding hopes of an major Austrian title for the 2. FIR European Racketlon Championships in August and September in Vienna and Lower Austria. The two biggest Austrian medal hopes have already signed in for the European Championships!
My goal has been achieved. I am particularly pleased that I was able to turn my six-point lead after the third discipline squash into a victory before the tennis!
The world’s best athlete in racketlon, where table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis are combined, declared to win all her matches in Prague – and the 21-year-old from Prottes did it. On the first day of the tournament, the Austrian took the victory in the Women’s Doubles competition with Bettina Bugl. At the Mixed Doubles competition aside Lukas Windischberger her opponents of had not a glance of a chance. The Women’s Single competition was dominated by the reigning world champion so clearly that all matches were already decided before the last discipline of tennis. “My goal has been achieved. I am particularly pleased that I was able to turn my six-point lead after the third discipline squash into a victory before the tennis, “said the semi-finalist of the Austrian Squash Championships 2017. She took her second triple in 2017 after Vienna in January where Seehofer had won in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles competitions as well.
An incredible fight! It was one of my toughest victories, so it’s even greater that I could leave the court as the champion!
Windischberger celebrates “toughest victory”
Austria’s best racketlon player Lukas Windischberger prolonged his run in Prague on the international racketlon Tour. The 25-year-old drove took his third tournament crown in the Czech capital – following Vienna and Malmö – and remains unbeaten in singles matches in 2017. He further expanded his lead in the 2017 World Tour Race. The FIR World Ranking combines the best tournament results of the last two years. The Austrian is still in third place, with the trend rising. In the final match against Polands Rav Rykowski, Windischberger the competitors went with equal points into the decisive discipline of tennis. In both, table tennis and badminton, Lukas had a 6-point lead, and lost the disciplines. In squash the national Austrian racketlon champion turned a 13:13 into a 21:14 victory, thereby initiating the turnaround. Windischberger endet the discipline of tennis with a winner at 21:14. “An incredible fight! It was one of my toughest victories, so it’s even greater that I could leave the court as the champion!”
Source: RFA press release