The standout results of the athletes and clubs sponsored by Villarreal CF over the Christmas period are the following:
Roberto Bautista crowned ATP 250 champion in Doha
Roberto Bautista started 2019 in the best way possible: by lifting a title. The tennis star from Castellón was named ATP 250 champion in Doha after defeating Tomas Berdych in three sets (6-4, 3-6, 6-3). After this impressive success, the sportsman becomes the five most successful Spanish tennis player currently active, and the 16th most successful of all time.
In the semi-finals, Bautista, who was seeded seventh, beat world No.1 Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4, repeating his feat at the Shanghai Masters 1000 in 2016.
Conviction and good play by TAU Castellón against the leader (69-74)
TAU Castelló were unable to taste victory against Real Betis, LEB Oro leader (69-74). The side from Castellón put in a more-than-notable performance against a tough side where Ceramics fans headed to the Ciutat de Castelló to back their side. The match was tight until the very last moments, ending in a victory for the visitors, despite impressive performances from Joan Faner and Djukanovic, who scored 15 and 21 points respectively.
Peñíscola RehabMedic beat Viña Albali Valdepeñas away from home (1-6)
Peñíscola RehabMedic came away with an impressive victory after their trip to Valdepeñas. The side from the Baix Maestrat took charge of the match and ended 1-6, thanks to an impressive show from Juan Emilio, who scored a hat-trick. The rest of the goals came from Gava, Raúl Gómez and Orzáez.
Sara Sorribes loses in quarter-finals in Auckland Open
Sara Sorribes fell in the ATP Auckland Open quarter-finals, losing to Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan. The tennis star from Vall d'Uixó lost against the world No.28 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and a quarter.
Carmen de Castelló takes part in the Comunidad Valenciana meet up for One Wall
Carmen de Castelló was in the Comunidad Valenciana One Wall meet-up which took place in Massamagrell. The CPV Castelló player, took part in the session under the Vicent Molines, is hoping to be one of the three players representing the U15s in the European Championship which will take place in Portugal in July.
CH Vila-real sign off the year with a win over BM Almoradí (29-39)
CH Vila-real finished 2018 with an important win over BM Almoradí (29-39). They took a five-point lead into the break, and were able to extend that after the interval to seal the victory.