Two days of competition were held in Tarrafal ©FITEQ

Romania's Apor Gyorgydeak celebrated victory in both singles and doubles at the International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) Challenger Cup competition in Tarrafal.

The world number three was among participants at the two-day event in Cape Verde.

Gyorgydeak overcame world number four Julien Grondin of France in the singles gold medal match, triumphing 12-6, 12-11.

He had overcome Grondin's compatriot Hugo Rabeux in the semi-finals 12-5, 11-12, 12-8.

Rabuex bounced back from his semi-final loss to beat Romania's Szabolcs Ilyes 12-5, 12-8 in the bronze medal match.

Gyorgydeak and Ilyes triumphed in the doubles final, with the Romanian duo coming from a game down to beat Grondin and Rabeux 9-12, 12-7, 12-8.

Cape Verde's Rodirlei Duarte and Ekson Da Graca won bronze by winning 12-2, 12-7 against Fred Wilson and Flavio Monteiro.

Lauro Lima and Romira Lopes earned the mixed doubles title in a competition which only featured Cape Verde players.

"First of all, I want to say thank you to the Góbék Teqball Team in Romania for helping us get to such a fantastic place in the current challenging times," Gyorgydeak said.

"The event in Cape Verde was very well organised and I can only talk positively about the performance of the referees and everyone involved in the delivery of the competition.

"It is a great feeling to be back on the road competing against some of the world's best players and I'm delighted to have won the gold medal in the singles and the doubles.

Cape Verde held the two-day beach Challenger Cup event ©FITEQ
Cape Verde held the two-day beach Challenger Cup event ©FITEQ

"Next up is the Rácalmás Challenger Cup, where the standard will be extremely high.

"I am currently in Paris, where I have had to do a COVID-19 test before I fly to Hungary.

"It's amazing to be back travelling the world playing teqball."

The Challenger Cup circuit is set to continue at Rácalmás in Hungary, which will host competition from April 10 to 11.

Athletes from Hungary, France and Romania are expected to compete.

The US Challenger Cup circuit will continue with an event in Los Angeles and an all-female Challenger Cup.