Newcomer Poland started strong into the championship: in their first game at an international tournament, the team of coaches Mario and Lina Schmidt took the first set in their match against Italy. However, the Italians bounced back in set two, and also won the third set to drive home a 2:1 victory.
Gloria Biasion (ITA): Overall we are pretty satisfied with our performance, although we had some issues in the first set. We did not underestimate Poland, but we were surprised how good they played. We were rather shocked in the beginning, but managed to play two good sets and win the match.
Dominika Frydrych (POL): We started very confident in this match and played very good. Unfortunately, we lost control in the second set and got nervous. We lost the game 2:1 but we look forward to our next game and hopefully we will surprise more teams.