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Champions League Men - 31 Oct 2015

ETTU Cup winner flies to TTCLM quarter-final

Photo: Courtesy Eslovs AI Bordtennis

Eslovs beat away Pontoise 3:2 in the Round 3 of TTCLM


Swedish club Eslovs Ai Bordtennis joined Chartres ASTT as second unbeaten team after Round 3 of 2015/16 TTCLM, having successful away clash against the 2014 TTCLM champion AS Pontoise Cergy 3:2. French side was a clear favorite, but tonight they had no solution to stop XU Hui who beat both, Kristian KARLSSON and Marcos FREITAS. Robert SVENSSON showed again that he likes to play fifth, decisive encounters, defeating his compatriot KARLSSON in straight games.


At the very beginning it looked like nice overture for Pontoise`s victory, because actual runner-up from LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Championships, FREITAS easily overcame SVENSSON in straight games. But, XU Hui leveled after four games against KARLSSON who missed set ball in the fourth set (10:9, 10:12).


Third game also belonged to one Chinese player, but this time on Pontoise side. WANG Jianjun overcame Mattias OVERSJO and brought 2:1 lead for French club. XU again evened situation, defeating FREITAS who missed several points in a row in the late opening set. From that moment guest played much better and deserved win.


Finally, SVENSSON prevailed against KARLSSON in straight games, for 3-0 Eslov`s score and top spot in Group C.


TTCLM, Round 3, Group C


AS Pontoise Cergy – Eslovs Al Bordtennis 2:3

Marcos FREITAS – Robert SVENSSON 3:0 (11:5, 11:7, 11:7)

Kristian KARLSSON – XU Hui 1:3 (9:11, 11:9, 8:11, 10:12)

WANG Jianjun – Mattias OVERSJO 3:1 (13:11, 5:11, 11:7, 11:8)

Marcos FREITAS – XU Hui 1:3 (8:11, 7:11, 11:9, 2:11)

Kristian KARLSSON – Robert SVENSSON 0:3 (9:11, 5:11, 8:11)

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