Champions League Men | 20 Nov 2023

A.S PONTOISE-CERGY TT secured points in Havirov

Photo: Courtesy Jaroslav Odstrcilik / Czech Table Tennis Association

In Czechia, A.S PONTOISE-CERGY TT overcame Tesla Batteries Havirov in Group A of the Champions League Men. In the same group, 1. FC Saarbrücken TT e.V. also defeated the Czech club.

Marcos FREITAS, LIM Jonghoon, and Mehdi BOULOUSSA managed to beat Tomas POLANSKY, Jan VALENTA, and Adam STALZER without losing an individual match.

"Of course, we are happy that we won 3-0. It was our first game in the Champions League this season, which always means a bit of nervousness. But we performed very well. We are doing well in the French PRO A, so we believed in ourselves. The match with Tomáš POLANSKÝ was not easy. I know him from international tournaments, and I know he is a very good player. The first game didn't work out for me; I had to get used to the venue and the balls. But then I got into a good pace, and I was better," said Marcos FREITAS.

On Thursday, Havirov will host 1. FC Saarbrücken TT e.V. in the third match in Group A.

Tesla Batteries Havirov - A.S PONTOISE-CERGY TT 0-3

Tomas POLANSKY – Marcos FREITAS 1-3 (11-9, 7-11, 10-12, 4-11)

Jan VALENTA - LIM Jonghoon 0-3 (11-13, 6-11, 4-11)

Adam STALZER - Mehdi BOULOUSSA 1-3 (12-10, 12-14, 5-11, 3-11)