17 September 2021

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Turkey: Ziraat break 15-game winning streak of Fenerbahçe, victory also for Spor Toto and Altekma

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Ziraat Bankkart stood one the way of the gigantic winning streak of Fenerbahçe HDI Sigorta in the 2020/21 Turkish AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi regular season. Thus, Fenerbahçe suffered the first defeat in three months. During that period, they won 15 successive games in the competition. That streak came to an end in a delayed match of the 16th round against Ziraat. The Ankara side prevailed in straight sets (25:22, 31:29, 25:16), mostly thanks to the Dutchman Wouter Ter Maat (24 points; 4 aces; 70 % attack), and extended their own winning streak to 11 games.
On the other matches played today, Spor Toto with 22 points by Brazilian Leonardo Nascimento ‘Leozinho’ prolonged their series of wins to five games after beating Tokat Bld. Plevne in five sets in a delayed match of the 6th round, while Altekma wins at home in straight sets over Haliliye in recovery match of Round 16.

📌| 2020/21 Turkish AXA Sigorta Efeler Ligi regular season | December 26

🗓| Round 6
Tokat Belediye Plevne – Spor Toto Ankara 2-3 (21:25, 25:22, 25:23, 19:25, 8:15)
Top Scorers: Geraldo Graciano Da Silva Filho 22, Cam 18, Kvalen 14, Topal 5; Leonardo Ferreira Do Nascimento “Leozinho” 22, Nicola Bruno 21, Wallace Souza 18, Kayhan 8.

🗓| Round 12
Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta – Ziraat Bankkart Ankara 0-3 (22:25, 29:31, 16:25)
Top Scorers: Toy 14, Hidalgo 13, Batur 6; Ter Maat 24, Van Garderen 13, Atanasov 13, Bulbul 7.

🗓| Round 16
TFL Altekma Izmir – Haliliye Bld. 3-0 (25:19, 25:21, 35:33)
Top Scorers: Tarakci 18, Hugo Hamacher 16, Turner 9, Tayaz 8; Bisset 18, Atli 10, Dagci 6.

📄| Standings
Fenerbahce HDI Sigorta 50
Galatasaray HDI Sigorta 46
Arkas Spor Izmir 44
Halkbank Ankara 40
Ziraat Bankkart Ankara 38
Spor Toto Ankara 36
Inegol Bld. Bursa 33
Tokat Belediye Plevne 29
TFL Altekma Izmir 27
Sorgun Bld. 22
Solhan Spor Bingol 21
Istanbul BBSK 19
Bursa BBSK 17
Haliliye Bld. 16
Afyon Bld. Yuntas 14
Arhavi 1