Minas becomes decisive series and returns to conquer the Superliga over Praia

Minas becomes decisive series and returns to conquer the Superliga over Praia
Minas becomes decisive series and returns to conquer the Superliga over Praia

O Mines conquered the fourth women’s Superleague and confirmed the best campaign for this edition. And the taste of the title came again before the biggest rival, the Beach Club, from Uberlndia, opponent of the final in the 2018/19 season, won by the tennis players. The BH team became the decisive series on the aurinegras by winning by 3 sets a 2, this Monday, in Saquarema (RJ). In a game of twists, the partials were 25/17, 13/25, 13/25, 25/18 e 15/11.

Minas showed off on the emotional side, as they were at a disadvantage in the final by losing their first game 3-1, last Thursday. The recovery came with the triumph on Saturday night, when he returned the score and extended the definition for the third duel. This Monday, the team of Macris, Thasa, Carol Gattaz and co. he got the better of Praia again, turned the series to 2 to 1 and won the fourth championship, the bi consecutively – in 2019/20 the competition ended prematurely because of the pandemic.

Minas had an almost perfect season in the classic against Praia. In addition to overcoming the rival in the State, the BH team was champion over the uberlanders of the Brazil Cup, also in Saquarema (RJ), with triumph by 3 sets to 2, and won the games of the turn and return of this edition of the Superliga. Finally, the tennis players won another title from the main national competition on the club of Tringulo.
With four titles, the Minas is the third biggest champion in Superliga history, behind Rio de Janeiro (12) and Osasco (five). The BH club lifted the cup in the seasons 1992/93, 2001/02, 2018/19 and 2020/21. The MTC was runner-up on five occasions and finished with bronze on six occasions.

THE GAME

Minas started very focused, defended incredible balls and opened 8 to 4 in the beginning, forcing Paulo Coco to ask for time to calm Praia’s nerves. With Thasa commanding the net, the advantage reached six points: 11 to 5. Then, Megan Easy appeared at the net entrance and scored: 15 to 6. Destabilized, the Tringulo team made too many mistakes and allowed the tennis players to expand to ten points (17 to 7). After the unsuccessful attempt of the aurinegras to react, Megan placed one more on the floor and closed in 25 a 17.

Praia improved in the second set, balanced the actions and went ahead: 10 to 8. But balance was the technique, since Minas also turned into balls, with good Macris plot at the exit and net entrance. With a lack of concentration among the tennis players, the team from Uberlndia took the opportunity to expand: 17 to 12, then 20 to 12. Mistakes changed sides, and the uberlanders took advantage to draw. Walewska put on the floor and closed: 25 a 13.

The third set started with Praia better, then opened 3 to 0. With persistent errors, Minas took 6 to 1, much to the dismay of coach Nicola Negro. The Uberlndia team controlled the actions, scored, while the tennis players were lost in vacillations: 14 to 5. Implacable, the Tringulo team approached the turn with 17 to 5. Sovereign and entitled to a show by the setter Claudinha, the Praia made it 2 to 1 in Fernanda Garay’s attack: 25 a 13.

With Camila Mesquita on the court, Minas started the fourth set better and made it 4 to 1. Enough for Paulo Coco to ask for time. But the tennis players took advantage of the rivals’ instability in the reception and opened it to 8 to 4. Praia looked for a draw in 11 to 11. And turned, with Fernanda Garay, who already commanded the team on the court. After a pause at the request of the Italian commander of Minas, the teams returned to exchanging ball turns. The opposite Danielle Cuttino returned and was important for the BH team, which grew in production and closed in 25 a 18. The definition was for the tie-break.

FIFTH SET

With Dani Cuttino at the end of the game, Minas started more active and scored 3 to 1. In blockade, Pri Daroit stopped Martnez and the tennis players opened to 7 to 4. Michelle missed the reception and gave more tranquility to the team in the capital: 8 to 4. Then, touch the net and greater clearance: 9 to 4. The pace was intense for the tennis players, who took off and reached 12 to 6. It was up to Dani Cuttino, in an attack at the net entrance, to decree the fourth title for the MTC: 15 a 11. Nicola Negro, the great commander, was raised by the players. On the other side, Paulo Coco consoled the athletes, who fought until the end for the triumph.

In addition to Danielle Cuttino, another American left her name engraved in the exciting final. The tip Megan ‘Easy’ ended as the highest scorer, with 22 hits, tied with the Dominican Brayelin Martnez. The Minas lifter, Sorrel, she was elected the best player of the final in the Internet election and received the VivaVlei Trofu.

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