Mar 02 2015

POTTC Results for March 1, 2015

POTTC Results for March 1, 2015

Hi Pongers,

Another snowy day seemed to scare away most, but 15 of the faithful enjoyed some heated competition. We also welcomed a new player, Sairam Gopal from Cranberry. We also welcomed back an old friend to competition, Almir Lihic.

Quick reminder to all: our March Money Madness Tourney will be held March 14 for all; on March 28 we will hold another tourney for players Under 1200 rating and for Novices. Come out, win some money, and support Western Pa Table Tennis!

Prelim RR: Alex Meleshenko dominated his group, defeating Shuhei 2-0 to complete the sweep. Scott H then pulled off the surprise of the day, defeating Jerry Schaub 2-0 in two nail-biters, then splitting with Logan H to win the group.

Final RR:

Group A – What a dogfight, full of surprises! In the end, Jerry Schaub nipped Alex M and Mark K 2-1 to grab the G2 trophy. But before that, some shockers. Scott H upsets Alex 2-1, Shuhei smacks through Jerry 2-1, and Alex M wins the first 17 points in his opener match against Mark K (ouch!) in a 3-0 rout. Aside from a 3-0 loss to Shuhei, Scott H made his mark, showing his steady improvement.

Group B – Logan Herman blocked down Onur T 3-0 and Shine Zhou 2-1 to capture a nice G2. Onur spun through Shine 2-1 to capture second. Almir had a nice 3-0 win over Akbar, and even managed to take a game off the powerful Shine.

Group C – David Herman used fine blocks and counter drives to defeat all of his opponents, finishing 7-2 for a G2 trophy. Mark W nipped Sairam Gopal 2-1 to grab second.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Scott Heintzelman, for his big wins against top competition. Big Kudos to Logan and David H.

WEEK SCHEDULE: Thursday at CCHS 3-7, Saturday league 11:30-4, Sunday Open Play and Coaching Clinic 1:30-4:30.
BELMONT TOURNEY RESULTS: Congrats to Shine Zhou for grabbing second place in Division A; Logan Herman and David Herman for finishing champion and runner-up in division C. Congrats also to Russ Crawford and Mike Marks for some nice wins in division A of the tourney.

Mark Krotec

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