In the clash between ASV Grünwettersbach and Post SV Mühlhausen on Matchday 4 of the German Table Tennis League (TTBL), the host was able to score a convincing 3:0.
After being defeated twice by Post SV Mühlhausen last season, ASV Grünwettersbach wanted to take revenge and prove its home strength. That it became so clear in the end, however, was not expected...
Both the opening match Apolonia vs. Mengel and the third singles match Walther vs. Habesohn went the full distance of five sets. The hosts from Grünwettersbach had the better end in both matches. Apolonia won 3:2 (11:6, 7:11, 11:5, 7:11, 11:7) against Mengel and Walther won 3:2 (11:8, 8:11, 12:14, 11:8, 11:3) against Habesohn to finish the match.
In contrast, the match between Wang Xi and Ovidiu Ionescu was quite clear. The first set went narrowly with 12:10 to the ASV'ler, who used this first set win as a starting signal for a very sovereign 3:0 success against Ionescu. Xi won the next two sets clearly with 11:4.
So the team of ASV Grünwettersbach could celebrate with their fans the second victory in the second home match and pass Mühlhausen in the table, who had to accept their first defeat of the season with this match. As a result, Grünwettersbach is currently in third place in the table.
Wang Xi (ASV Grünwettersbach): "Of course I'm very happy about our victory, especially at home in front of our fans, who gave their all again today. In the next match, it's away to Ochsenhausen for us, which will be difficult, but we'll definitely give everything."
Steffen Mengel (Post SV Mühlhausen): "Of course we are disappointed that we lost here. But in the end, we have to congratulate Grünwettersbach for the win today and have to look to get the points again in the coming weeks."
SV Werder Bremen - TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen 0:3
Mattias Falck - Can Akkuzu 1:3 (11:13, 8:11, 11:7, 7:11)
Kirill Gerassimenko - Simon Gauzy 2:3 (11:6, 11:9, 8:11, 8:11, 10:12)
Cristian Pletea - Alvaro Robles 0:3 (6:11, 10:12, 11:13)
ASV Grünwettersbach - Post SV Mühlhausen 3:0
Tiago Apolonia - Steffen Mengel 3:2 (11:6, 7:11, 11:5, 7:11, 11:7)
Wang Xi - Ovidiu Ionescu 3:0 (12:10, 11:4, 11:4)
Ricardo Walther - Daniel Habesohn 3:2 (11:8, 8:11, 12:14, 11:8, 11:3)
Saturday, September 23
7 p.m.TSV Bad Königshofen - Borussia Düsseldorf
Sunday, September 24
4 p.m.: 1. FSV Mainz 05 - TTC Schwalbe Bergneustadt
Monday, September 25
7 p.m.: TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau - 1. FC Saarbrücken TT
All TTBL matches will be broadcast live on Dyn.
Contributing image above: Tiago Apolonia (Photo: Hansruedi Lüthi)