After being 2-0 down in the series and having saved 3 decisive balls in Game 3, Arkas Izmir defeated Fenerbahce in straight sets in Game 4 and therefore the title will be awarded in Game 5. Without Glenn Hoag on the bench, disqualified for a red card remedied in game 3, and without the middleblocker Matic (injured in game 3 and out also for game 5), Arkas Izmir dominated, led by an excellent Taht (17 points, 63% in attack, 3 winning-blocks and 2 aces) and Lagumdzija (17 points, 62% in attack, 3 winning-block and 1 ace).
Fenerbahce has combined little from the service line (1 ace and 16 errors against 5 aces and 12 errors), but also with block (4 winning-blocks against 13) and in the second set has failed the opportunity to reopen the game wasting an advantage of 19-22. However, a turn at the service by Taht, a block of Sikar and Lagumdzija, Taht’s direct ace of 23-22 and Lagumdzija’s counterattack closed also the second set. Arkas won without some problems the first and third set.
Efelerligi Finals Game 4
Arkas Spor Izmir (2) – Fenerbahce Istanbul (5) 3-0 (25:19, 26:24, 25:18) Serie: 2-2
Arkas Izmir: Murilo Radke 1, Taht 17, Sikar 3, A. Lagumdzija 17, Gulmezoglu 10, M. Koc 5, Mert (L); Joao Paulo Bravo 0. N.E.: Ergul (L), M. Lagumdzija, Matic, Cevik, Cengiz, Kaya. Coach: Oztire.
Fenerbahce: Kiyak 0, Klinkenberg 6, Batur 6, Ter Maat 14, Hidalgo Oliva 12, Karasu 6, Karatas (L); Yatgin 0, Unver 0, Akdeniz 0. N.E.: Kurt, Ondes, Dengin (L), Cupkovic. Coach: Sordyl.
Game 5 (May, 3)
Arkas Spor Izmir – Fenerbahce Istanbul