PLAY-OFFS: DÜSSELDORF WINS IN FULDA, SAARBRÜCKEN BEATS MÜHLHAUSEN



Borussia Düsseldorf and 1. FC Saarbrücken TT have taken the first step towards participation in the Liebherr TTBL Final: The reigning champion Düsseldorf won the first match of the TTBL play-offs with 3-2 at TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell on Sunday, while Saarbrücken won 3-0 against Post SV Mühlhausen at the same time.

The play-offs at a glance

TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell – Borussia Düsseldorf 2-3
Alexandre Cassin – Kristian Karlsson 3-2 (9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-9)
Fan Bo Meng – Timo Boll 3-2 (11-8, 10-12, 11-13, 13-11, 11-8)
Quadri Aruna – Dang Qiu 0-3 (5-11, 8-11, 6-11)
Alexandre Cassin – Anton Källberg 1-3 (13-11, 6-11, 10-12, 6-11)
Quadri Aruna/Fan Bo Meng – Kristian Karlsson/Dang Qiu 1-3 (6-11, 4-11, 11-6, 7-11)

1. FC Saarbrücken TT – Post SV Mühlhausen 3-0
Patrick Franziska – Daniel Habesohn 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-6)
Darko Jorgic – Ovidiu Ionescu 3-1 (11-6, 6-11, 12-10, 17-15)
Tomas Polansky – Irvin Bertrand 3-1 (7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-9)

Sunday, May 15, 3pm (CEST)
Borussia Düsseldorf – TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell
Post SV Mühlhausen – 1. FC Saarbrücken TT

Thursday, May 19, 7pm (CEST)
1. FC Saarbrücken TT – Post SV Mühlhausen

Sunday, May 22, 3pm (CEST)
Borussia Düsseldorf – TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell

Header photo: Borussia Düsseldorf’s Dang Qiu (by BeLa Sportfoto)