No matter how good an ace is, the fate of team sports cannot be known until the end.
On the 27th, in the 2023 Dunamu Korea Professional Table Tennis League (KTTL) Korea League men’s match held at Suwon Studio T, the Armed Forces Sports Corps (hereinafter referred to as Sangmu) defeated Korea Water Resources Corporation with a set score of 3-2.
Sangmu, who recorded 25 accumulated points (7 wins, 2 losses) in the game that day, took the lead over Samsung Life Insurance (20 points, 6 wins and 1 loss). Water Resources Corporation only added one point, but overtook KGC Ginseng Corporation (16 points, 4 wins and 4 losses) in the set goal difference and rose to 4th place.
In the 1st and 2nd matches, Park Kang-hyun and Jang Woo-jin, the aces of each team, shared one by one, and in the 3rd match doubles match, Kim Min-hyeok paired with Kwak Yu-bin and defeated Jang Han-jae and Kim Byung-hyun 2-0.
Then, in the 4th match, Park Kang-hyun, whose condition reached its peak, defeated Jang Woo-jin 2-1 and turned the game back to square one. Park Kang-hyun shook his opponent with tricky left-handed play against Jang Woo-jin’s powerful forehand topspin. 스포츠토토
However, Sangmu put an end to the match by putting Kim Min-hyeok in the 5th set. Kim Min-hyeok won the match by displaying superior power and technique against his junior and opponent Kim Byung-hyun.
On the other hand, in the women’s Korea League, which was held earlier, Mirae Asset Securities, which came in last place, put up a one-two punch between Jeon Ji-hee and Yoon Hyo-bin, and defeated Samsung Life Insurance 3-2 after a close match in full sets.
Mirae Asset Securities, which scored 15 points, beat the Korea Racing Association (14 points) and rose to fourth place.
In particular, this confrontation was a match that drew attention with the confrontation between the ‘special veteran’ Jeon Ji-hee and the ‘monster rookie’ Joo Chun-hee, old and new naturalized aces. Joo Chun-hee, who won the first clash with Jeon Ji-hee on the 28th of last month, was responsible for two points, including winning her second meeting, but could not prevent the team from losing in the end.
Jeon Ji-hee lost to Joo Chun-hee, but defeated Lee Shion in the second match, and Yun Hyo-bin paired up with Shim Hyeon-joo in the third match to catch Wi Ye-ji and Lee Chae-yeon.
Meanwhile, the 2023 KTTL men’s and women’s Korea League regular league will be held at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm every day except Tuesday until February 22nd. From February 25th, the men’s and women’s national leagues will be held.