Ovtcharov and Samsonov against Ma Lin in the final in Russia

The teams of Orenburg and UMMC will determine the champion of Russia in 2013. This was clear after both teams won their semifinal matches. Surprisingly Orenburg had major problems against Ulan-Ude, while UMMC with Ma Lin got the victory over Moscow without much troubles.

The best players of Orenburg Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Vladimir Samsonov suffered losses in their matches against Ulan-Ude, but it wasn’t huge problem after Alexei Smirnov was completely flawless.

Orenburg – Ulan-Ude 4:2

Dimitrij Ovtcharov – Dmitry Tsybikdorzhiev 3:0 11:4, 15:13, 11:6
Vladimir Samsonov – Li Yang 1:3 3:11, 7:11, 12:10, 5:11

Alexei Smirnov – Mikhail Gladyshev 3:0 11:4, 11:7, 11:9
Samsonov / Smirnov – Li Yang / Gladyshev 3:2 11:3, 8:11, 6:11, 11:9, 12:10

Dimitrij Ovtcharov – Li Yan 1:3 13:15, 10:12, 11:5, 8:11
Alexei Smirnov – Dmitry Tsybikdorzhiev 3:0 11:7, 11:6, 11:5

Ma Lin won all three games in which he participated to qualify his UMMC in the finals.

UMMC – Moscow 4:1

Ma Lin – Alexei Liventsov 3:2 6:11, 9:11, 11:7, 11:6, 12:10
Alexander Shibaed – Viacheslav Burov 1:3 9:11, 3:11, 11:6, 8:11

Tan Ruiwu – Vasily Lakeev 3:0 11:9, 11:6, 11:2
Ma Lin / Tan Ruiwu – Liventsov / Burov 3:1 14:12, 6:11, 11:7, 11:4

Ma Lin – Viacheslav Burov 3:0 11:9, 11:4, 11:6

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