Fakel Gazprom reaches its 7th TTCLM final in 8 yearsPhoto: ZHURAVLEV
TTCLM semi-final, second game: Orenburg – Sporting 3:0 (1st leg 3:0)
Reigning TTCLM champion and four-time winner Fakel Gazprom Orenburg secured its seventh TTCLM final in last eight years. Russian team beat Sporting Club De Portugal 3:0 at home, as they did three weeks ago in Lisbon.
Jun MIZUTANI has defeated Diogo CARVALHO in four games of the opener, to confirm Orenburg`s place in the final. Vladimir SAMSONOV reversed the score from 0:2 to 3:2 against the best Sporting`s player Joao MONTEIRO, while Alexey LIVENTSOV overcame Francisco SILVA in straight sets.
Both MIZUTANI and SAMSONOV are continuing their winning streak. Japan`s player now has 10-0 win-loss record, while Belarus legend stands at 8-0.
Orenburg will play in the final against the winner of the clash between two German clubs, Borussia Dusseldorf and TTF Liebherr Ochsenhaisen (1st leg 2:3).
TTCLM semi-finals, second match
Fakel Gazprom Orenburg - Sporting Club De Portugal 3:0 (1st leg 3:0)
Jun MIZUTANI – Diogo CARVALHO 3:1 (11:9, 12:14, 11:4, 11:4)
Vladimir SAMSONOV – Joao MONTEIRO 3:2 (7:11, 8:11, 11:8, 11:8, 12:10)
Alexey LINETSOV – Francisco SILVA 3:0 (11:9, 11:3, 11:3)