Stop for Romania and Germany
Asian teams halted two European teams in the quarterfinal of the Women’s Event at the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championship. Romania and Germany concluded their journey in Japan step away from the medal rostrum. Hong Kong prevailed in the duel
Asian teams halted two European teams in the quarterfinal of the Women’s Event at the ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championship. Romania and Germany concluded their journey in Japan step away from the medal rostrum.
Hong Kong prevailed in the duel against Germany. They did it very effective way – in straight matches. LEE Ho Ching met Petrissa SOLJA in the opening duel. “For a first time I played first match in the Team’s Event and that made great pressure on me. I was nervous, but I started good and won opening game. During the game she improved her receive and I could not impose my rhythm. I could not play enough aggressive, ” explained SOLJA.
Irene IVANCAN played the closest game. In the Group stages IVANCAN overcame JIANG Huajun, but this time she only managed to stretch her to full distance. However Irene had a great chance, she was on her way to repeat the success before 9:8 in decisive game. Just when JIANG Huajun ran out of ideas expedite system came into operation and the bell saved her. “That moment worked for her. Before that she could not find the tactics,” said Irene.
Sabine WINTER was in the team in Moscow four years ago in the position to play in the quarterfinal against Hong Kong. At that time she won her match, this year NG Wing Nam was better. “She placed her balls well and forced me to be passive. I am not used to that role,” explained WINTER.
Singapore overcame Romania. “My opening match against YU Mengyu was the key. I lost in five games. Against FENG Tianwei I played last time at the World Cup in Huangshi two years ago. Then I beat her. She did not know me and I managed to nullifies her service game. Now she did not change the service but she changed the speed and I failed to receive well,” explained SAMARA.
Bernadette SZOCS was the only player who scored. She beat LI Isabelle Siyun in five games, and of course with lot of drama. “In fifth game it was 8:2 for me, then 8:8 and eventually I won 11:8. It is nice win, but I am very sad because we did not pass through. We finally avoid China in quarters, but today Singapore was equally strong,” explained SZOCS.