Team PERSSON beat Team JJ to match t2apac’s biggest winning marginPhoto: http://t2apac.com
For a while it looked like Team PERSSON would record the biggest winning margin of T2 Asia Pacific Table Tennis League (T2APAC) thus far but Team JJ have WU Yang to thank for pulling back five games to give final 17-11 a measure of respectability.
While Team PERSSON recorded the highest number of games won (17), their six-game winning margin could only match what Team MAZE recorded against Team ROSSI earlier in the day (15-9) at the purpose-built T2Cavern at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios.
Team JJ were edged 14-13 by Team MAZE in their opening fixture on Wednesday, and against the formidable Team PERSSON captain Jiang Jialiang needed all the luck to fall his way. The former five-time world champion won the opening toss after calling red and made the bold move to send out Taiwan’s current world number 10 Chuang Chih-Yuan.
CHUANG Chih-Yuan (TPE) vs JOO Saehyuk (KOR) 1-4
Matilda ECKHOLM (SWE) vs DING Ning (CHN) 0-4
Tomokazu HARIMOTO (JPN) vs Mattias KARLSSON (SWE) 3-2
JEON Ji-hee (KOR) vs Bernadette SZOCS (ROM) 1-3
Vladimir SAMSONOV (BEL) vs Jun MIZUTANI (JPN) 1-4
WU Yang (CHN) vs Suthasini SAWETTABUT (THA) 5:0