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Austria: Weiz ended season in a victorious way, but 7th place is for Klagenfurt

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VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt secured seventh place in DenizBank AG VL on Sunday evening, despite a five-sets-defeat on the field of Weiz, but since they won the first duel on Wednesday in four sets, they finished the season ahead of the Styrians.

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Thus, only the decision in the best-of-3 series for fifth place is still open. After TJ Sokol Wien V equalized against SG UVC Weberzeile Ried on Saturday, the decision will take place on Wednesday on the field of Ried.

About relegation and newcomers, Hypo Tirol volleyball team, as champions of the 2nd Bundesliga, was promoted directly to 2021/22 DenizBank AG VL, while TSV Raiffeisen Hartberg and Union St. Pölten are fighting for the last ticket for a place in top Austrian competition. However, Hartberg is in a very good position, winning e first leg in three (very balanced) sets in St. Pölten on Saturday (25:23, 26:24, 26:24). The decision will be made next Wednesday in Hartberg.

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| DenizBank AG VLFinalserie (best-of-7)

| GAME 1 – April 7, 2021
SK Zadruga Aich/Dob – UVC Holding Graz 2:3 (31:33, 23:25, 25:20, 25:15, 11:15)
| GAME 2 – April 10
UVC Holding Graz – SK Zadruga Aich/Dob 3:1 (25:22, 25:15, 22:25, 26:24)
| GAME 3 – April 18
SK Zadruga Aich/Dob – UVC Holding Graz 1-3 (22:25, 24:26, 25:21, 22:25)
| GAME 4 – April 21
UVC Holding Graz – SK Zadruga Aich/Dob 3:1 (20:25, 25:21, 25:22, 25:18)
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| Serie for 5th Place (best-of-3)
April 21 | SG UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis – TJ Sokol Wien V 3:1 (25:17, 21:25, 25:19, 25:16)
April 24 | TJ Sokol Wien V – SG UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis 3-1 (25:14, 25:23, 25:27, 25:17)
April 28 | SG UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis – TJ Sokol Wien V 3-1 (28:26, 21:25, 25:21, 25:15)

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| Games for 7th Place
April 21 | VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt – VBC TLC Weiz 3:1 (19:25, 25:22, 25:14, 25:20)
April 25 | VBC TLC Weiz – VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt 3-2 (23:25, 25:21, 25:10, 22:25, 15:13)

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| FINAL STANDINGS
1. UVC Holding Graz
2. SK Zadruga Aich/Dob
3. Union Raiffeisen Waldviertel
4. VCA Amstetten NÖ
5. SG UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis or TJ Sokol Wien V
6. SG UVC Weberzeile Ried/Innkreis or TJ Sokol Wien V
7. VBK Wörther-See-Löwen Klagenfurt
8. VBC TLC Weiz
9. TSV Raiffeisen Hartberg

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| Relegation
April 24 | Union St. Pölten – TSV Raiffeisen Hartberg 0:3 (23:25, 24:26, 24:26)
April 28 | TSV Raiffeisen Hartberg – Union St. Pölten 3-1 (25:20, 19:25, 25:21, 25:19)

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