the coach Palermo at the start with two equipped teams

Sunday 3 October at 10 am the men’s and women’s Serie A2 championships. The coach Palermo shows up at the starting line with a team in the men’s and one in the women’s championship, with the hope of reaching the playoffs with both formations, and then groped to land in A1. The men’s team led by maestro Davide Cocco will debut at home. In Viale del Fante, the Brianza-based Tc Villasanta will arrive. They also make up the group: Ronchiverdi Torino, Match Ball Firenze, Tc Lecco, Ct Mario Stasi Lecce and Tc Bassano. The formula of the men’s championship involves the dispute of four singles and two doubles.

Among the new faces of the Palermo team, the 25-year-old Argentine Pedro Cachin, number 275 in the world, the Romanian Filip Jianu, number 327 Atp and the young Pietro Marino from Catania classified 2.1. At the level of foreign tennis players, but only one can be used in each competition, even the Czech left-handed Jiri Vesely, n. 86 in the world and the Spaniard, in his 3rd year of militancy with the colors of Palermo coach, Carlos Gomez Herrera, finalist last June at the ATP 250 tournament in Mallorca in the doubles together with his great friend Novak Djokovic. The team also includes the twenty-nine year old from Mazara Omar Giacalone ranked 2.1, 634 in the ranking, Claudio Fortuna 2.3, the seventeen year old left-handed Gabriele Piraino 2.4, with several Atp points to his credit this season, Francesco Mineo 2.5, Matteo Iaquinto 2.6, Andrea Trapani 2.6, Gabriele Dolce 2.6, Marco Gjomarkaj 2.7, Giorgio Passalacqua 2.8, Giovanni Latona 3.1 and Gabriele Freni 3.2. On paper, the basic line-up should consist of a foreigner, the new player Pietro Marino and the two hotspots of the Palermo coach Omar Giacalone and Gabriele Piraino, a pupil of captain Davide Cocco. As for the opponents of the Palermo coach, or the Tc Villasanta Monza, in the pink, among others, the Slovak Alex Molcan and the French Mathias Bourgue, respectively at the 119 and 215 Atp steps. The women’s team is also very competitive, led by Alessandro Chimirri who will debut, again on Sunday 3 October, in Veneto against the Plebiscito Padova. The Palermo coach will be the only Sicilian team competing in the women’s A2 series. Also in the group: Bal Lumezzane, Ct Bologna, Club Tennis Ceriano, Ct Bari and Tennis Beinasco. In the organic the new addition Bibian Schoofs, Dutch, number 311 Wta and confirmed Lara Salden, Belgian tennis player at step 346 of the world rankings, Carolina Meligeni Alves, 25 year old Brazilian, Russian Polina Leykina and the four Palermitan athletes of the nursery, Federica Bilardo classified 2.3, finalist this year in two Itf tests worth 15,000 dollars in Turkey, Giorgia Pedone, 2.3, Anastasia Abbagnato 2.4 and Virginia Ferrara 2.5. Desideria D’Amico 2.6 and Giorgia Patti 3.3 complete the workforce. In the women’s A2 championship, three singles and one doubles are played. The management of the viale del Fante association firmly believes in the strength of both staff, as stated by the deputy for sport Marco Valentino. “Considering the strength of the tennis players in the nursery and the value of the new additions – underlines the manager – you can easily aim for an entry into the playoffs, and then try a difficult, but not impossible, victory for the return to Serie A1”. “Same thing for the women’s team – concludes Valentino – the competitiveness of the four athletes in the youth sector, with Ferrara and Pedone in splendid shape in the last period, they can guarantee us, also counting on the weekly employment of one of the foreigners, the arrival to the playoffs, to then play all our cards in the decisive matches for the promotion “.

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