Record figures, championship atmosphere and first-class beach tennis in Saarlouis!
For five days, the Saarland was the hippest beach tennis hot spot of the world. Great atmosphere on the grandstands, real beach feeling, thrilling duels at the net, quick rallies and first-class performances in sports – that was the third edition of the Beach Tennis Open Saarlouis. The highest paid beach tennis tournament in Germany, the ITF $ 15.000 tournament in Saarlouis, ended with a triumph of the top-favorites Nikita Burmakin/Marco Garavini (Russia/Italy). In the women’s category, the favored world championship duo Mareike Biglmaier/Rafaella Miiller was eliminated in the quarterfinal. For the first time, Flaminia Daina/Patricia Diaz (Italy/Venezuela) claimed the victory with a 6:4, 6:3 win over Sofia Cimatti/Giulia Gasparri. At the same time, the DTB German championships took place, where the brothers Manuel and Benjamin Ringlstetter could claim their fifth victory together in the men’s category. In the women’s category, Deborah Döring repeated her surprise victory from last year. Alongside Sophie Schmidt she won her second national championship title. In the mixed category, there was no chance to beat the successful duo Mareike Biglmaier/Benjamin Ringlstetter, who defended their victory from last year impressively.
Beach tennis in the middle of a city center, that is something that you will find only in Saarlouis.