TTCLM: Fakel Gazprom rules in Group APhoto: Courtesy FAKEL GAZPROM ORENBURG
Table Tennis Champions League Men, Round 2: Mühlhausen - Orenburg 0:3
Five-time TTCLM winner and reigning champion justified its status playing Round 2 game in Germany: Post SV Mühlhausen 1951 e.V. – Fakel Gazprom Orenburg 0:3. It was second win in a row for Russian side, while German club suffered its first defeat.
Two individual silver medalists at the European Championships met in the opener, as 2015 runner-up Portugal’s Marcos FREITAS overcame actual one, Ovidiu IONESCU in four games.
Current World no.12 Dimitrij OVTCHAROV prevailed against his compatriot Steffen MENGEL in straight games, to rise Orenburg’s lead, while CHUANG Chih-Yuan defeated Lubomir JANCARIK in four games. It was very first game of Chinese Taipei’s player in the jersey of TTCLM champion.
TTCLM Round 2
Post SV Mühlhausen 1951 e.V. - Fakel Gazprom Orenburg 0:3
Ovidiu IONESCU - Marcos FREITAS 1:3 (9:11, 11:5, 7:11, 1:11)
Steffen MENGEL - Dimitrij OVTCHAROV 0:3 (8:11, 9:11, 8:11)
Lubomir JANCARIK – CHUANG Chih-Yuan 1:3 (11:4, 11:13, 7:11, 3:11)
VS Angers TT - Leka Enea TDM (Oct 18, 19:30 CET)
TTSC UMMC - Roskilde Bordtennis BTK61 (Oct 18, 16:00 CET)
SPG Walter Wels - TTC Ostrava 2016 (Oct 18, 18:30 CET)
KS Dartom Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki - FC Saarbrücken TT 2:3
Ping Pong Club Villeneuvois - GDCS Juncal (Oct 18, 20:00 CET)
GV Hennebont TT - Borussia Düsseldorf (Oct 17, 19:30 CET)
Sporting Clube De Portugal - STK Starr Croatia (Oct 18, 19:00 CET)