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UMMC defends its title in Russia

Photo: Courtesy UMMC

Verkhnaya Pyshma`s side beat twice actual TTCLM champion Orenburg

 

UMMC successfully defended its crown in the Russian Premier League, as they beat actual TTCLM champion Fakel Gazprom Orenburg. Final tournament of the championships was held in the Russian city of Sochi, gathering the best eight clubs.

 

In the semi-final, Fakel Gazprom beat twice 3:0 Kazan, while UMMC did it same against Kuban. UMMC won both final clashes, first one 3:2 and second 3:1. Chinese FANG Bo, current World No. 11, contributed with four points from four games, defeating both Orenburg`s stars, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (World No. 5) and Jun MIZUTANI (No. 6).

 

 “We beat champions of TTCLM and it`s great achievement. This is our second title in a row. Last year we beat them with MIZUTANI in our line-up, but now he was on the other side”, stated after the final coach and manager of winning side Zoran PRIMORAC.

 

World No. 28 Alexander SHIBAEV secured very important point in the second final clash, as he overcame OVTCHAROV in five games.

 

First final match

Fakel Gazprom Orenburg – UMMC 2:3

Jun MIZUTANI – Alexander SHIBAEV 3:2 (11:8, 12:10, 3:11, 3:11, 11:5)

Denis IVONIN – FANG Bo 2:3 (10:12, 11:3, 12:10, 3:11, 0:11)

Dimitrij OVTCHAROV – Andrej GACINA 3:1 (11:9, 7:11, 11:9, 12:10)

Jun MIZUTANI – FANG Bo 0:3 (4:11, 8:11, 6:11)

Denis IVONIN – Alexander SHIBAEV 0:3 (7:11, 7:11, 0:11)

 

Second final match

UMMC – Fakel Gazprom Orenburg 3:1

FANG Bo – Denis IVONIN 3:0 (11:9, 11:8, 12:10)

Alexander SHIBAEV – Dimitrij OVTCHAROV 3:2 (11:9, 11:8, 9:11, 7:11, 11:6)

Grigory VLASOV – Jun MIZUTANI 0:3 (8:11, 9:11, 9:11)

FANG Bo – Dimitrij OVTCHAROV 3:1 (11:6, 5:11, 11:6, 11:9)

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