Swiss teams win first victories at COOP Beach Tour
Locarno, Switzerland, May 27, 2013 – Switzerland’s 2012 Junior (U21) World Champion Nina Betschart along with her team mate Nicole Eiholzer, clinched their first victory on home soil at the Locarno stop of the 2013 COOP Beach Tour. Compatriots Bernhard Beyeler/Rafael Snappy also brought home a title in the men’s competition.
In the first semifinal of the men, the newly formed
duo Berta/Ferramenta beat the Sutter brothers, entering their first joint
appearance at the Coop Beach Tour, while Beyeler/Snappy also left won against
For the women's tournament, Betschart/Eiiholzer
defeated the local favourite Ticino Goricanec Tanya and her partner Hüberli
nearly 2-1 in the semifinals, while Grässli/Kayser won against the Spaniards
It was the first victory for both Beyeler/Snappy and Betschart/Eiholzer on the COOP Beach Tour.
The Center Court at Largo Zorzi, where the semi-finals and finals took place, was well attended despite the changeable weather.