Two women’s beach volleyball teams sponsored by TORUS have qualified for the 2018 Poland Beach Volleyball Championships. Świstek/Słonecka and Saad/Wawrzyńczyk have each competed in nine qualification tournaments, with the latter beating professional teams on more than one occasion. Our girls’ appetite for medals at the upcoming Poland championships could soon be satisfied – this year’s finals will take place in August-September in Kraków and nothing short of fierce competition is expected.
During the matches, each player received individual points, which, after adding together, determined her ranking in the subsequent events, though the first event in Zbąszyń used last year’s ranking to determine the ladder. The eight top-placed pairs had automatically qualified for the main event and did not have to compete in the qualifiers. Certain Poland national team players, who had achieved good results in key tournaments abroad, received ranking points allowing them to compete in the Polish tournaments.
They were able to compete with and beat many Poland squad players, obtaining five wins and suffering three defeats. The matches proved to be high-level entertainment with many twists and turns along the way; adding to the mix was the rivalry between the girls themselves, as they normally train together. The individual rankings of the Torus girls are another success, with Saad coming in at first place and Wawrzyńczyk in third - despite the fact she had not played in the first and last tournaments.
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER RANKINGS:
1. Magdalena Saad 706 points
3. Agata Wawrzyńczyk 646 points
16. Paula Słonecka 401 points
23. Klaudia Świstek 361 points