Ma Lin and UMMC took the title in Russia

UMMC is the new table tennis champion of Russia, after a decisive third match against Orenburg. UMMC lost last year final against Samsonov, Ovtcharov and co., but now thanks to Ma Lin and his partners UMMC reached the title.

The decisive third match became necessary after both teams exchanged two wins with 4-3. UMMC’s victory in the decisive encounter is even more valuable because of the fact that Ma Lin wasn’t involved in it.

UMMC – Orenburg 4:1

Tan Ruiwu – Alexei Smirnov 3:1 11:7, 11:3, 9:11, 11:5
Hou Yingchao – Dimitrij Ovtcharov 3:1 14:12, 11:8, 2:11, 11:8
Alexander Shibaev – Vladimir Samsonow 1:3 11:7, 4:11, 3:11, 7:11
Tan Ruiwu / Shibaev – Samsonov / Smirnov 3:1 11:7, 9:11, 12:10, 11:5
Alexander Shibaev – Alexei Smirnov 3:1 11:5, 6:11, 11:8, 11:7