TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen won the German CupPhoto: BeLa Sportfoto
In Ulm, in front of 4.000 spectators, TTF LIEBHERR Ochsenhausen beat SV Werder Bremen 3-1 in the ultimate stage of the Germany’s LIEBHERR Cup Final 2018/19. ASV Grünwettersbach and TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau suffered defeats in the Final four semi finals.
For the first time in six years, the German Table Tennis Cup has a new owner. Long dominance of Borussia Dusseldorf came to an end. This is the first title since 2004 for Ochsenhausen.
On the way to the title MAZUNOV'S team beat TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau. Simon GAUZY, who became a father for the first time last Thursday, gave Ochsenhausen the lead against Mihai BOBOCICA, while Hugo Calderano widened the gap to 2-0 in a duel with Kirill GERASSIMENKO.
South Korean JANG Woojin has his premiere in the TTF jersey.
"We saw in training that Jang is in good shape and decided to use him in the semifinals," MAZUNOV said. The World’s no.eleven thanked his coach with a smooth three-goal win against Anders LIND
In the final TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen and SV Werder Bremen produced thrilling and close game. JANG Woojin lost against Bastian STEGER in full five games, whilst Gustavo TSUBOI streched Simon GAUZY to full distance, before French player succeeded.
At the press conference, Nico STEHLE, Managing Director of the organizing Table Tennis Bundesliga (TTBL), had reason to celebrate: "We produced the world-class table tennis and a great atmosphere, and that's exactly what was offered to viewers today. I would like to thank all the partners and sponsors who help us to provide the best possible framework year after year. Ochsenhausen is a deserved cup winner who has delivered a top team performance. "
SV Werder Bremen – ASV Grünwettersbach 3:1
Bastian Steger – Dang Qiu 3:2 (8:11, 11:8, 4:11, 11:6, 12:10)
Gustavo Tsuboi – Ricardo Walther 3:2 (12:10, 15:13, 4:11, 5:11, 11:8)
Hunor Szöcs – Bojan Tokic 2:3 (7:11, 6:11, 12:10, 11:6, 9:11)
Bastian Steger – Ricardo Walther 3:0 (11:6, 11:9, 11:5)
TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau – TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen 0:3
Mihai Bobocica – Simon Gauzy 1:3 (11:6, 11:13, 9:11, 10:12)
Kirill Gerassimenko – Hugo Calderano 1:3 (6:11, 6:11, 12:10, 9:11)
Anders Lind – Jang Woojin 0:3 (9:11, 5:11, 10:12)
TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen – SV Werder Bremen 3:1
Hugo Calderano – Hunor Szöcs 3:1 (9:11, 11:5, 11:6, 11:6)
Jang Woojin – Bastian Steger 2:3 (11:7, 3:11, 5:11, 11:6, 9:11)
Simon Gauzy – Gustavo Tsuboi 3:2 (10:12, 11:9, 9:11, 11:9, 11:4)
Hugo Calderano – Bastian Steger 3:0 (13:11, 11:8, 11:3)