In the final, the first issue of the competition, Mārtiņš Pļaviņš / Edgars Točs, defeated the fiercest competitors Aleksandrs Samoilovs / Jānis Šmēdiņš 2-0 (21:17, 21:17).
Pļaviņš / Šmēdiņš defended the victory in the first set in a fierce battle, as the opponents almost destroyed the four-point advantage. In the second set, the first duo of the tournament was in the lead with 12: 9 and did not allow the opponents to take the lead. Samoilovs / Šmēdiņš played two match balls at the end, but later admitted the superiority of the opponents.
It is significant that both pairs also met in the final of “Saulkrasti cocktail” last year, when Samoilovs / Šmēdiņš won.
After the victory over Samoilov / Šmēdiņš, in a conversation with journalists, Pļaviņš revealed that both had made few mistakes with Točs, so they managed a fairly stable performance.
In the bronze game, the third number of the competition, Mikhail Samoilov / Alexander Solovei, defeated Estonians Timo Lehmus / Dmitry Korotkov 2-1 (18:21, 21:19, 15: 9), who were awarded the 13th number.
Previously, in the semi-final, Pļaviņš / Točs defeated Estonians Lehmus / Korotkov 2-0 (21: 9, 21:16) in less than half an hour. Meanwhile, Samoilov / Šmēdiņš defeated M.Samoilov / Soloveja 2-1 (19:21, 21:15, 15:10) in the semifinals.
On Saturday in Saulkrasti, the competition took place only in the men’s competition.
In the previous stage, the victory was celebrated in Jūrmala by Samoilovs / Šmēdiņš, who defeated their opponents of the day in the final. Tīna Graudiņa / Anastasija Kravčenoka was the best in the ladies’ competition.
The continuation of the season includes stages in Daugavpils (August 8-9) and Cēsis, where the final is scheduled for August 14-16.
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