Champions League Women | 24 Oct 2023

SKST Plus Hodonin Secures Victory in Spain

Photo: Courtesy Jaroslav Odstrcilik / Czech Table Tennis Association

SKST Plus Hodonin from the Czech Republic claimed victory in their away match in Spain against UCAM CARTAGENA in Stage two of the Champions League Women. The match lasted for over three hours and concluded after five closely contested duels.

The hosts had a strong start with Maria XIAO defeating Karin GROFOVA. Natalia PARTYKA leveled the score by overcoming Sophia-Xuan ZHANG before LIN Ye once again gave the Spanish side an advantage.

Natalia PARTYKA nullified the Spanish lead with her victory over Maria XIAO. The decisive match between ZHANG and SEVCIKOVA was decided with a narrow margin in each of the five games.

In the next match in Group B, UCAM CARTAGENA will face SAINT QUENTIN TT on Thursday, October 26.

Group B

UCAM CARTAGENA - SKST Plus Hodonín 2-3

Maria XIAO - Karin GROFOVA 3-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-6)

Sophia - Xuan ZHANG – Natalia PARTYKA 0-3 (7-11, 14-16, 10-12)

LIN Ye - JEE Minhyung 3-1 (11-7, 5-11, 11-4, 12-10)

Maria XIAO - Natalia PARTYKA 2-3 (9-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 3-6)

Sophia-Xuan ZHANG – Marketa SEVCIKOVA 2-3 (13-11, 8-11, 11-9, 10-12, 4-6)