STEN Ostrov won after 24 gamesPhoto: Courtesy ITTF
Czech team beat Polish Bogoria 3:2 in the TTCLM Round 2 of Group D
One of the longest matches in the last few seasons of the TTCLM, in terms of of the games, was seen in Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, where host STEN Ostrov HB beat Polish Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki 3:2. Altogether 24 sets were played.
Matsaka MORIZONO and Daniel GORAK showed in the opening clash how this meeting will be thrilling. Host had 2:0, 8:4 lead, but he was forced to defend that advantage and he succeded it, but after full five sets.
Korean OH Sang Eun, former world Top 10 player, took both points for Polish side. First he beat Pavel SIRUCEK and, in fourth encounter, pushed his team to 2:2 score, defeating MORIZONO. Japanese managed to turn the score in the third set from 4:9 to 11:9, but OH was covered by his experience in the following minutes.
Tough battle was concluded by the impressive feat of SIRUCEK who came from 0:2 to 3:2, after exhausted second set which belonged to GORAK.
The 2015/16 TTLCM
Round 2, Group D
STEN Ostrov Havlickuv Brod – Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki 3:2
Matsaka MORIZONO – Daniel GORAK 3:2 (11:3, 11:8, 9:11, 6:11, 11:3)
Pavel SIRUCEK – OH Sang Eun 1:3 (9:11, 9:11, 11:2, 6:11)
Tomas TREGLER – Pawel FERTIKOWSKI 3:2 (4:11, 11:1, 7:11, 11:6, 11:6)
Matsaka MORIZONO – OH Sang Eun 2:3 (12:10, 2:11, 11:9, 7:11, 7:11)
Pavel SIRUCEK – Daniel GORAK 3:2 (7:11, 14:16, 11:8, 11:7, 13:11)