Europe 1 with AFP 19:00 p.m., March 26, 2023French prodigy Alexis Lebrun retained his title of individual table tennis France champion by beating his younger brother Felix in the final on Sunday in Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes). On the girls' side, Audrey Zarif was crowned for the first time.
Alexis Lebrun retained the title of individual table tennis France champion by dominating in the final his younger brother Felix Sunday in Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes) where Audrey Zarif was crowned for the first time in the women's category. After losing the first set, Alexis Lebrun (19 years old, 28th in the world) left no chance to his brother, three years his junior, winning quite easily the next four sets (10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6).
Félix Lebrun (39th in the world) was nevertheless confident, with his brilliant run at the beginning of the month at an important tournament in Goa, India. He had reached the last four after several performances, including against the world number 6, the Swede Truls Moregard. "I had an incredible match, I think I haven't done it often in my life like that," said the eldest of the siblings, who had outclassed Simon Gauzy last year in the final to win his first national championship title.
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Audrey Zarif wins women's title
Earlier, in the women's tournament, Audrey Zarif (24, 98th in the world) won for the first time by dominating Charlotte Lutz (17, 141st) 4 sets to 2 (11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 11-6, 13-11, 15-13) in the final at the Azur Arena. Zarif succeeds Prithika Pavade, who lost this year in the knockout round to Isa Cok.
The player from Saint-Denis, who was aiming for a hat-trick of singles and doubles, nevertheless leaves Antibes with the titles of champion of France women's doubles alongside Camille Lutz and mixed doubles with Simon Gauzy.