Despite their victory yesterday at home against Villa Primrose, the Stadistes, tenants of the title, said goodbye to a place in the final.
In the end, the miracle did not take place. Yesterday, even in the event of victory, Stade Toulousain had very little chance of winning a second consecutive final. “We are not going to try to make calculations compared to the other posters of our hen. The priority is to deliver a good meeting”, we had also named Philippe Reboul, the stadium captain, on the eve of receiving the Bordeaux people from Villa Primrose.
On arrival, for this third day in a row at the Sept-Deniers, the “red and black”, ranked 3rd at kick-off, finished on a good note by winning 5 points to 1. At the same time, the clash between CT Clermontois (leader, 10 pts) and Blanc-Mesnil (2nd, 10 pts) saw the victory of the Blanc-Mesnilois (4-2) who thus take the ticket for the final scheduled for next Saturday in Créteil against TC Boulogne-Billancourt.
Bonzi gives in to the super tie-break
In this derby against Bordeaux, the Stadistes led 3 points to 1 after the singles. Hugo Gaston (French N.6) made the difference on two tie-breaks (7-6, 7-6) against Elliot Benchetrit (N.41). Arthur Cazaux (N.32) dropped only three games (6-2, 6-1) against Pierre Delage (N.79). For his part, Arthur Reymond (N.51) dominated Edouard Roger-Vasselin with the score of 7-5, 6-4. For his part, Benjamin Bonzi (N.4) surrendered in the super tie-break (6-4, 4-6, 10-8) ahead of Mathias Bourgue (N.36).
In doubles, the Sadio Doumbia-Fabien Reboul pair won 6-4, 7-5 against the Roger-Vasselin-Benchetrit duo. As for Maxence Brovillé and Paul Cayre, they had to wait for the super tie-break (6-4, 4-6, 10-6) to overcome the Bourgue-Delage duo. In the standings, the Toulouse finish this campaign in 2nd place, one length behind Blanc-Mesnil.