The 35th Nhan Dan Newspaper National Table Tennis Championships
Hanoi T&T 1 and Petrosetco HCM City win team titles
Friday, 2017-05-19 04:58:43
NDO – There were no surprises in the team category after Hanoi T&T 1 and Petrosetco Ho Chi Minh City overcame Army team 1 and HCM City in their final matches on May 18 to successfully defend their respective men’s and women’s team titles.
Promising star Nguyen Anh Tu lived up to expectations with two consecutive wins, contributing to Hanoi’s 3-1 victory over the Army team.
Hanoi trailed behind 1-0 following Trung Kien’s 2-3 opening loss to Dinh Quang Linh, but Anh Tu managed to equalise the score with a second-match 3-1 win against Le Tien Dat.
Veteran Tran Tuan Quynh overwhelmed Duong Van Nam 3-1 in the third match to put Hanoi in front before Anh Tu scored a decisive 3-0 win over the Army team’s top player Dinh Quang Linh to secure Hanoi T&T 1 the gold medal for the second year in a row.
The women’s team final saw Petrosetco dominate completion, with Dieu Khanh, Mai Hoang My Trang and Thanh Trung beating Ho Phuong Uyen, Nguyen Ngoc Yen Nhi and Mai Tu Uyen in turn, for the overall title.
A shock defeat was witnessed in the men’s doubles event as reigning runners-up Quang Linh and Thanh Nam (Army team 1) were ousted by Hoang Chung and Tuan Anh (Vicem Hoang Thach Hai Duong).
In regards to the mixed doubles category, duo My Trang and Dinh Duy (Petrosetco HCM City) came close to defending their title after beating strong pair Anh Tu (Hanoi T&T 1) and Nguyen Thi Nga (Hanoi).
The tournament will continue today with singles and doubles matches.