Champions League Men | 23 Nov 2023

Reigning champions in full swing

Photo: Courtesy Jaroslav Odstrcilik / Czech Table Tennis Association

In their second encounter in Group A in the Champions League Men this season, 1. FC Saarbrücken TT e.V. secured a victory over Tesla Batteries Havirov. The reigning champions from Germany succeeded in straight matches in Czechia tonight. Previously, in the same group, PONTOISE-CERGY TT also defeated Tesla Batteries Havirov.

"We are satisfied with the 3-0 win and our performance. Personally, I expected a tough match against Tomáš POLANSKÝ because we are good friends. However, I played really well, so I won clearly. In the second match, fans saw why Yuto MURAMATSU is a world-class defender; he also won easily. And in the third singles, Jan VALENTA played well, and the spectators certainly had fun," said Darko JORGIC.

The next duel for 1. FC Saarbrücken TT e.V. is in December against a French club.

"This was an important match for us because we are now facing the French club Pontoise Cergy, who have a very good team. They are unpredictable, will play at full strength, and we must not underestimate anything. That's why both wins over Havířov were important for us," stated JORGIC.

Tesla Batteries Havirov - 1. FC Saarbrücken TT e.V. 0-3

Tomas POLANSKY - Darko JORGIC 0-3 (6-11, 4-11, 4-11)

Adam STALZER - Yuto MURAMATSU 0-3 (3-11, 5-11, 8-11)

Jan VALENTA - Cedric MEISSNER 2-3 (4-11, 11-9, 20-18, 10-12, 5-6)