GPT 1000 - Padelwerk Cup at TVN Padel Essen
At the weekend, 1,000 people met in Essen for the GPT (German Padel Tour) Padel cracks from Spain, Argentina, Germany and the Netherlands competed against each other. In category 1, World Padel Tour players, national players, German champions and aspiring top players faced each other - so it was already clear in advance that there would be padel at the highest level. And the spectators were not disappointed!
In the quarter-finals, the favourites prevailed quite confidently - Nowicki/Ferreyra, Böhnke/Messerschmidt, Bruijsten/Boers and Meijer/Maarsen all won their matches straight in two sets. In the semi-finals Nowicki/Ferreyra won 6:0 and 6:1 against Böhnke/Messerschmidt, while the other semi-final (all Dutch) was quite close. It was not until the third set that Meijer/Maarsen won against Bruijsten/Boers - the final score was 4:6 6:4 6:3.
Since Meijer/Marsen not only had to go through 3 sets, but also had to play a preliminary round match, they lacked the strength to stand up to Nowicki/Ferreyra in the end. So the German-Argentine duo Nowicki/Ferreyra won the final 6:1 and 6:2, which was a bit too clear.
In the match for third place, Bruijsten/Boers won 6:2 and 7:5 against Böhnke/Messerschmidt, but had to tremble a little at the end of the second set.
Finally, there was an award ceremony with all the players and the DPB Chairman, Jörg Messerschmidt, as well as Thomas Lönegren as Vice President of the DPB, who presented the trophies to the padel heroes. Thanks were also given to the sponsor of the tournament, the Padel Platz manufacturer. Padelwerk.
Category Men 2
In category 2, which was already played on Saturday, excellent padel could also be seen! Here, however, no knockout system was used, but four groups were played. In the first group of the German Padel Tour Category 2 in Essen, Mike Henning and Stefan Jaudschus from Essen prevailed. In the decisive match for the group victory, the two won surprisingly clearly against Arnd Schade and Nacho Alonso from Münster with 6:2 and 6:2.
In group 2, Holger Gehrke and Christian Pruß celebrated their premiere on the German Padel Tour and won the group in a commanding manner!
Two games two wins - a great performance by the two padel newcomers!
Group 3 was dominated by Marcel Maltritz and Stefan Kohlmann. The two players from Witten did not give up a single set in their group victory!
Group 4 could not be topped in terms of excitement and gripping rallies on the first day of the Padelwerk Cup! Jordi Gorrea - Daniel Pantoja from Tauberbischofsheim, Thorsten Hirsch - Markus Hohefeld from Werne and Kieron Gerbig (Recklinghausen) - Rafa Plasencia (Münster) each had one win and one loss at the end of the group phase! Not match points, not sets but even games had to be counted! The lucky group winners were Jordi Gorrea and Daniel Pantoja after the count!
The first semi-final of the group winners (category 2) was nevertheless clearly won by Stefan Jaudschus and Mike Henning after many long rallies against Holger Gehrke and Christian Pruß with 6:0 and 6:2. In the second semi-final, Marcel Maltritz and Stefan Kohlmann from Witten won 6:3 and 6:3 against Jordi Gorrea and Daniel Pantoja from Tauberbischofsheim. The final could not be played due to the late playing time and will be made up shortly.
All results and photos can be found below:
Results of the 1st category
Bram Meijer - Uriel Maarsen v Bart Beks - Tiemen van Ingen 6:2 6:2
(1) Darek Nowicki (GER) - Fermin Ferreyra (ARG) v Mike Henning (GER) - Stefan Jaudschus (GER) 6:0 6:1
(4) Christian Böhnke (GER) - Jonas Messerschmidt (GER) v Benjamin Strunk (GER) - Maximilian Sood (GER) 6:2 6:2
Peter Bruijsten (NED) - Berend Boers (NED) v (3) Mischa Nowicki (GER) - Johannes Lindmeyer (GER) 6:0 6:0
Bram Meijer (NED) - Uriel Maarsen (NED) v (2) Claudius Panske (GER) - Daniel Lingen (GER) 6:0 Ret'd
(1) Darek Nowicki (GER) - Fermin Ferreyra (ARG) v (4) Christian Böhnke (GER) - Jonas Messerschmidt (GER) 6:0 6:1
Bram Meijer (NED) - Uriel Maarsen (NED) v Peter Bruijsten (NED) - Berend Boers (NED) 4:6 6:4 6:3
(1) Darek Nowicki (GER) - Fermin Ferreyra (ARG) v Bram Meijer (NED) - Uriel Maarsen (NED) 6:1 6:2
3rd place match:
Peter Bruijsten (NED) - Berend Boers (NED) v (4) Christian Böhnke (GER) - Jonas Messerschmidt (GER) 6:2 7:5
Semi-final of the side round (category 1):
(3) Mischa Nowicki (GER) - Johannes Lindmeyer (GER) vs Maximilian Sood (GER) - Benjamin Sood (GER)1:6 6:3 10:4 in CT
Bart Beks (NED)- Tiemen van Ingen (NED) v Mike Henning (GER) - Stefan Jaudschus (GER) 7:5 6:1
Final of the side round (category 1):
Bart Beks (NED) - Tiemen van Ingen (NED) vs (3) Mischa Nowicki (GER) - Johannes Lindmeyer (GER) 2:6 7:6 10:6 in CT
Results of the group matches:
1 Arnd Schade - Nacho Alonso
2. Mike Henning - Stefan Jaudschus
3 Meik Zebut - Jörg Lüttkemeier
Group winner: Henning/Jaudschus
1. Mirko Simnovec - Sven Janas
2. Björn Joppe - Pascal Langer
3. Holger Gehrke - Christian Pruß
Group winner: Gehrke/Pruß
1. Torben Gruber - Matthias Brall
2. Stefan Kohlmann - Marcel Maltritz
3 Dominik Berghaus - Nicolas Hirsch
Group winner: Kohlmann/Maltritz
1. Kieron Gerbig - Rafa Plasencia
2nd Thorsten Hirsch - Markus Hohefeld
3 Jordi Gorrea - Daniel Pantoja
Group winner: Gorrea/Pantoja
Stefan Jaudschus - Mike Henning v Holger Gehrke - Christian Pruß 6:0 6:2
Marcel Maltritz - Stefan Kohlmann v Jordi Gorrea - Daniel Pantoja 6:3 6:3
Stefan Jaudschus - Mike Henning v Marcel Maltritz - Stefan Kohlmann
-> will be made up shortly