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Europe Takes Another Atlantic Challenge Cup

Story Courtesy of Jerry Forsyth, AzBilliards.com

The Atlantic Challenge Cup goes once again to Team Europe as they overwhelmed Team USA 11-3 in this year’s battle and ended the event a day early with their cueing power.

Sunday began with Europe owning a 6-2 lead and they never looked back. The first match of the day saw the Scotch Doubles team of Kristina Tkach and Vitaliy Patsura besting April Larson and Chris Robinson 6-3 and that was followed by another Scotch Doubles victory when Diana Khodjeava and Andreas Madsen swept Serena Black and Shane Wolford 6-1.

We then turned to Singles play and Maxim Dudanets went to double-hill with Ricky Evans before claiming the win 6-5. Team America then claimed their only victory of the day when Ryan Patton came out on top against Andreas Madsen 6-3.

The evening finished with two more Scotch Doubles victories for Europe. First Kristina Tkach and Maxim Dudanets crippled April Larson and Ricky Evans 6-0 and then Diana Khodjaeva and Krystian Cwilka finished off the event by taking down Serena Black and Chris Ponton 6-2. to take the overall victory 11-3.

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