ECL clubs in duel for ETTU Cup title
Dartom Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki beat Istres Tennis de Table in the semi final of the ETTU Cup. In the first leg they were starched to the full distance, whilst in second leg they needed one match less. “Again our hero was Daniel GÓRAK who won three out
Dartom Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki beat Istres Tennis de Table in the semi final of the ETTU Cup. In the first leg they were starched to the full distance, whilst in second leg they needed one match less. “Again our hero was Daniel GÓRAK who won three out of four games in semifinal, beating twice Christophe LEGOUT - Bogoria press manager Dawid SZAJNA explained - In second match he opened good against LEGOUT and gave big confidence to the team. The best performance so far in Dartom Bogoria this season had JIANG Tianyi who overcame CHEN Jian. We should have won 3:0 because in third game Robert FLORAS was up 2:0 and 10-5 against Antoine HACHARD. But it was GÓRAK’s evening who eventually gave us the final with the exclamation point by beating Chen 3:2″.
In the final they will meet UMMC Ekaterinburg (live on Laola1.tv). “It’s our best achievement so far in short history of Dartom Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki, since club was moved to Grodzisk in 2006. It’s our next step on our way climb to the European top. Our goal is to win ETTU Cup, we dream about it.”
They are aware how difficult match they will have, since they already played against teams of Russia. “We have never played against UMMC. We have played twice against other Russian teams – Orenburg and Vladivostok. In the final we want to play our best, lifetime games. We want to be ready for our opponents, keep fighting until the end of all games. We expect great table tennis at the highest European and world level with beautiful, long rallies. We hope GÓRAK’S and JIANG’S good shape will continue.”
UMMC’s line up is very dangerous. “HOU Yingchao has great ETTU Cup record (7-1) and we know he is the leader of the team. TAN Rui Wu lost three games in semifinal against Olimpia-Unia Grudziadz but he is reigning European vice champion and he will know how to play such big match as final is. There are two good Russian players in UMMC who are hungry for the Cup and will give 100% in the final.”
In the semis UMMC overcame Olimpia Unia Grudziadz. They had two very close matches. However HOU Yingchao was at the top of the game. he succeeded in all four matches that he had played. HOU beat Bartosz SUCH, HUANG Sheng Sheng in both legs. “VLASOV suffered defeat in first match and it was very difficult without his point.”
Despite the fact they never played against Dartom Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki before, they know their adversary from the individual duels. “It will be close match. Chances are on both sides. “