DEAC success at the Australian Open

The university sports club DEAC can now boast of yet another outstanding sporting achievement: Gábor Máthé won the hearing-impaired competition at the Australian Open tennis championships at the weekend. The Debrecen-based competitor, prepared and trained by legendary athlete Andrea Temesvári, was able to compete among the top eight female and male deaf tennis players of the world in the opening Grand Slam tournament of the year.

This was the first time that an exhibition three-day mini-tournament for the deaf (DHoH) was organized before a Grand Slam tournament.

The 37-year-old DEAC contestant did not lose a single set to Britain's Hayat and Australia's Lui before defeating India's Sekhar in the semifinals to advance to the final. In the final, a Slovak opponent, Marino Kegl, was his opponent and the excellent player of our university club won 6:4, 6:2 against him.

Gábor Máthé had won the silver medal at the Deaflympics last year and was second in the world rankings ahead of the Melbourne race.