Plessis-Robinson overthrows Tours, Cambrai relegated
As a symbol, the brilliant promoted Saint-Nazaire mathematically condemned Cambrai to the descent this Saturday, three days before the end of the regular Ligue A season. Gabriel Denys’ players lost in three sets for the fourth consecutive time (26-24, 25-14, 25-18) and are 13 lengths behind Plessis-Robinson. While there are only six points left to distribute, the Cambrésiens are officially relegated.
The overthrown leader
Faced with the penultimate of Ligue A, the leader Tours fell to Plessis-Robinson, now assured of maintenance. The people of Touraine, who qualified for the Coupe de France final Tuesday against Narbonne, however, had a match point in the fourth set at 25-24 in their favor. But the Ile-de-France residents resisted and forced a fifth round to win a prestigious success at home, well helped by 20 points from Hugo de Leon Guimaraes (25-21, 23-25, 19-25, 27-25, 15-13 ).
Another qualified for the final of the Coupe de France, Nice was beaten by Tourcoing in three sets (25-22, 25-21, 25-21). The Azureans have nothing left to play in Ligue A with 13 points behind Montpellier, eighth and in the position of last qualified. On the other hand, the Northerners will see them the final stages and point to fourth place in League A on the evening of the 23rd day.
Poitiers at the finish
Stade Poitevin recovered after their elimination in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France against Nice. In front of his audience of Frédéric-Lawson-Body, the players of Brice Donat gleaned an unimportant success against Chaumont but the performance is notable against the third in the championship.
Eliminated from the race for the quarter-finals, the Poitevins were scared by seeing the Chaumontais return to two sets everywhere. The 22 points of the sharp Brazilian Gabriel Can****, second best scorer in the Championship, notably led Poitiers to success in the final round (25-20, 25-21, 18-25, 23-25, 15-12).