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Champions League Men - 3 Nov 2013

UMMC can’t stop to win


The last Round 3 game of Men`s European Champions League wass finished as UMMC beat at home Eslov 3:1. Russian champion now has all three wins at Group B, whilst Swedish team still has no victory. Japanese Jun MIZUTANI, who signed for Verkhnaya Pyshma las

The last Round 3 game of Men`s European Champions League wass finished as UMMC beat at home Eslov 3:1. Russian champion now has all three wins at Group B, whilst Swedish team still has no victory.

Japanese Jun MIZUTANI, who signed for Verkhnaya Pyshma last summer, brought two pints, beating Robert SVENSSON and Mattias OVERSJO. World`s no. 14 now has 5-0 score in 2013/14 MECL.

Russian team was clear favorite, playing with three players among the best 68 on ITTF World Ranking list, while Robert SVENSSON (no. 130) is the best ranked Eslov`s member. Mattias OVERSJO (no 227) was unique guest who created a troubles to the host.

In opening game was seen a clear MIZUTANI`s win against SVENSSON in straight sets. OVERSJO surprised tall Russian Alexander SHIBAEV (no. 58) in four games to level on 1:1 in the match. He saved three set balls in opening set, playing excellent in third and fourth.

Joao MONTEIRO routinely beat Kasper STERNBERG, while MIZUTANI had some problem against OVERSJO in ultimate clash. Japanese rescued two set balls in second set, and won in straight games.

UMMC Verkhaya Pyshma – Eslov AI 3:1
Jun MIZUTANI – Robert SVENSSON 3:0 (11:4, 11:7, 11:5)
Alexander SHIBAEV – Mattias OVERSJO 1:3 (14:16, 12:10, 5:11, 3:11)
Joao MONTEIRO – Kasper STERNBERG 3:0 (11:8, 11:5, 11:6)
Jun MIZUTANI – Mattias OVERSJO 3:0 (11:7, 16:14, 11:9)

Alex MILETIC, EWT

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