OCHSENHAUSEN ENTER FINAL FOUR



The third attempt has been successful: Since the 2015/16 season, the final four tournament of the German Table Tennis Cup is taking place in the ratiopharm arena in Ulm/Neu-Ulm and thus right on the doorstep of TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen. After missing out two times, Ochsenhausen have moved into the finals with a 3-0 win against second division team  and will face 1. FC Saarbrücken TT in the semifinal.

Against second division team TTC indeland Jülich fighting bravely, the favored TTBL team from Ochsenhausen showed a top-notch team performance. Already in the first single match, Hugo Calderano proved the fact that the young TTF team has matured through the experiences of the last seasons. In the mactch against Jülich's Allegro, the first game went straight to the outsider. Also in the following games Allegro could always – and sometimes even clearly – take the lead. Unimpressed by this, Ochsenhausen's young Brazilian proved to be strong-nerved and brought his team into the lead with a 3-1 victory after all.

In the second game, Brian Afanador, man of the match match with two single wins  against the TTBL team Mühlhausen in the second round, faced Ochsenhausen's Yuto Muramatsu. Here, the young Puerto Rican from Jülich found no means against the the defensive qualities of his Japanese opponent, who extended the lead for the favorites from Ochsenhausen.

It was much closer in the third match between Khanin (Jülich) and Ochsenhausen's Geraldo. But even in this match Geraldo was able to play his best table tennis – especially in the crucial and close stages of the match and secured his team's first appearance in the final four tournament on their doorstep.

Match overview

TTC indeland Jülich - TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen 0:3
Martin Allegro – Hugo Calderano 1:3 (11:5, 6:11, 8:11, 7:11)
Brian Afandor – Yuto Muramatsu 0:3 (3:11, 8:11, 5:11)
Aliaksandr Khanin – Joao Geraldo 1:3 (11:9, 6:11, 10:12, 8:11)