RC Cannes claims the derby of Côte d’Azur and comfortably installs in leader’s seat.Currently first position, RC Cannes definitely had the final word in the battle for the first position of French league. Ravva, author of no less than 19 points this game, and her tem mates got back on the track after ceding the first set, to edge past second placed Le Cannet. One hard-fought victory for former champions, the score speaks for itself; nevertheless, an oxygen bubble for Yan Fang’s players after suffering a major setback this week against VakifBank Istanbul. Le Cannet, on the other side, lead by a packed Maillan sporthall, put up a hard fight and their hit on transfers’ list, young Italian opposite Valentina Zago (former VB Casalmaggiore) topped the scorers’ board with 16 points on her first official game in French league.

On the other hand, third placed Nantes never once blew away the chance to catch up on Le Cannet; they routed last placed Le Hainaut in straight sets home victory: 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-22). Ariel Turner was once again main scorer for home team with 14 points. Mulhouse stepped in on the right foot this time claiming a straight set win over rookies Vannes, while Béziers, was caught off guard home by Venelles: 1-3. Top scorer of 12th leg, Sona Mikyskova (22 points) and her team mates managed to deliver the surprise successfully, a victory which sets them comfortably six points ahead from following Vannes. Terville scored a four sets home win over Istres managing to come back after easily giving away the first set. Staelens and his players have to rebound soon in order to catch up on TFOC and keep on hoping to reach playoffs this season.