Saturday, September 23, 2017

UMMC Yekaterinburg reaches table tennis tournament final

UMMC Yekaterinburg has reached the final of the prestigious club table tennis tournament of the Old World.

The village of Upper Pyshma Balts held the second semi-final match of the table tennis Champions League European Cup on Saturday. UMMC Yekaterinburg beat Germany's Saarbruecken 3-0 for the first time in the team's history, Oblgazeta.ru reports.

UMMC's Hou Yingchao defeated Joao Monteiro and Alexander Shibaev defeated the Bojan Tokichem. UMMC also took the third set. The critical moment came in the fourth match, where UMMC won four points in a row after being down and eventually won the game. UMMC the won the fifth and final set.

UMMC's victory against Germany was almost identical to its win against the French. As a result, the European Champions League finale this season will turn out to be a purely Russian affair.

UMMC will compete for the club championship against Gazprom Torch of Orenburg, which will take place from May 4 through May 7 in Orenburg, and from May 18 through May 21 in Upper Pyshma, according to Oblgazeta.ru.