TennisWiesbaden, Hohenfels at Patch Saturday Last fall, Wiesbaden ace Jade Sullivan and Patch counterpart Marina Fortun met in a singles match on Oct. 19. The resulting match was among the most competitive of the year, European tournament included. The sophomore Sullivan won 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, and went on to earn her first European championship. Fortun finished third, denied a title rematch by emerging star Anouchka Laurent Josi of International School of Brussels. Sullivan and Fortun will meet again in a singles match, this time on Oct. 18. The match is expected to be among the most competitive of the year. The winner will enter the postseason as a favorite to win the European title. The loser might not get their rematch with emerging star Marianna Kyriou of SHAPE lurking close behind.

VolleyballNaples at Florence Saturday A lot of DODDS-Europe Division III teams are difficult to figure out until the European tournament arrives. Florence is taking that to an extreme this fall. The team started off its season with four losses, including three to Vicenza and one to Aviano. But then it evened that record all at once, registering two wins apiece over Marymount and American Overseas School of Rome in one marathon session Saturday. That impressive multi-match showing puts Florence in the Division III title conversation alongside the likes of Brussels and Sigonella, the latter of which will play in its final regular-season match Oct. 25. Before that, however, another formidable measuring stick awaits. Naples has cruised to an 11-1 record and hasn’t taken a loss since a four-set setback to Aviano on Sept. 20. Last weekend, the Wildcats avenged that loss to the Saints and dispatched the same Vicenza team that has given Florence fits.

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