The 35th Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championships
Hai Duong pair wins mixed doubles title
Sunday, 2017-05-21 07:14:21
NDO – Nguyen Duc Tuan and Dinh Thi Hue (Vicem Hoang Thach Hai Duong) beat opponents Nguyen Hoang Chung and Dinh Thi Hang 3-0 on May 20 to claim the mixed doubles crown of the ongoing 35th Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championships, held in the northern province of Hai Duong..
This was the first title secured by the host team at this year’s event after losing both the men’s and women’s team titles to Hanoi T&T 1 and Petrosetco Ho Chi Minh City.
Hai Duong missed out on the second gold medal as duo Dinh Thi Hang and Thu Ha could not prevent My Trang and Thanh Thu (Petrosetco HCM City) from a successful title defence with an overall 3-0 victory.
In the men’s doubles final, Tuan Quynh and Anh Tu of Hanoi T&T1 needed only 10 minutes to overcome duo Huy Hoang (Hanoi T&T 1) – Ta Hong Khanh (Vinh Long) to take the title.
On the same day, the semifinalists of the singles events were also decided, with reigning men’s champion Dinh Quang Linh of the Army team 1 and 2016 runner-up Nguyen Anh Tu of Hanoi T&T 1 advancing to the semifinals.
In order to set up a repeat of last year’s final match, Linh and Tu will have to beat Hai Duong players Doan Ba Tuan Anh and Nguyen Duc Tuan, respectively.
Meanwhile, reigning women’s singles champion Mai Hoang My Trang (Petrosetco HCM City) is just two matches away from a successful title defence, with Dinh Thi Hue of Vicem Hoang Thach Hai Duong being the semifinal challenge for Trang.
The remaining semifinal match will be between Nguyen Dieu Khanh of Petrosetco HCM City and Vu Thi Ha of the Army team. Khanh is seen as a surprise package in this year’s tournament, while Ha is a veteran member of the national team who convincingly beat last year’s runner-up Nguyen Thi Nga of Hanoi 4-0 in yesterday’s quarterfinals.