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Champions League Men - 5 Sep 2014

Jun MIZUTANI relieves UMMC


Russian UMMC, one of favorites in 2014/15 Men’s European Champions League, beat Angers Vaillante 3:1 in Round 1 of Group C. The man of the match was Japanese Jun MIZUTANI who brought two points to the host side. In opening encounter Japanese defeated Benj

Russian UMMC, one of favorites in 2014/15 Men’s European Champions League, beat Angers Vaillante 3:1 in Round 1 of Group C. The man of the match was Japanese Jun MIZUTANI who brought two points to the host side.

In opening encounter Japanese defeated Benjamin BROSSIER in straight games. Just in last one guest had a small chance to do something more.

The second clash was the interesting one, taking five games. Alexander SHIBAEV managed to beat Jens LUNDQVIST, thanks to good play in late fifth set. First two sets belonged to Russian, but guest leveled. In decisive game, when result was 6:6, SHIBAEV won three consecutive points to bring 2:0 lead for his side.

Christophe LEGOUT surprised world’s no. 13 Joao MONTEIRO in four sets. Experienced Frenchman in all three sets that he won needed to reach more than 11 points.

Finally, MIZUTANI beat LUNDQVIST who again lost in five games. This time Swede had good situation after third set, but Japanese dominated in last two sets, losing just eight points in total.

The 2014/15 MECL Group C Round 1: UMMC – Angers Vaillante 3:1

Jun MIZUTANI – Benjamin BROSSIER 3:0 (11:4, 11:7, 11:9)
Alexander SHIBAEV – Jens LUNDQVIST 3:2 (11:8, 11:5, 6:11, 7:11, 11:8)
Joao MONTEIRO – Christophe LEGOUT 1:3 (10:12, 11:7, 11:13, 10:12)
Jun MIZUTANI – Jens LUNDQVIST 3:2 (11:3, 6:11, 9:11, 11:4, 11:4)

 

 

Alex MILETIC, EWT

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