Pontoise-Cergy table tennis: mixed start in the Champions League

Leader of As Pontoise-Cergy table tennis, Marcos Freitas experienced two different evenings in accounting terms during the two Champions League matches. (©TASPT ​​/ Tony Boutin)

Fr Champions LeagueIAS Pontoise-Cergy table tennis (Val d’Oise) will keep a sour taste for its 2022-2023 debut.

Brilliantly qualified for the group stages of the Champions League, the ASPCTT began its “real” European campaign last week in its lair of Philippe-Hemet Gymnasiumin Pontoise.

On the program: the Danes of Roskilde then the Germans Saarbrücken. In the first opposition, the Valdoisiens held the barracks by winning 3-1, in particular thanks to the solidity of Marcos Freitas back this season on the banks of the Oise after four years away from Cergypont lands. Solid and efficient, the Portuguese, currently ranked 35e world, uses its rank by overcoming Michael MazeDanish table tennis legend, and leader Jens Lundqvist.

Not so far from the Germans

Despite Seungmin’s loss to Lundqvist, Esteban Dorr distributes the third point against Mikkel Hindersson, synonymous with the final victory.

Facing the Germans, another atmosphere. Faced with one of the favorites for the final victory, the Pontoisians came close to achieving a feat. “Authors of a solid performance, but lacking in success against the Germans, we finally concede a 1-3 loss at home on the occasion of this second day of the Champions League”, regretted the leaders of the club of the Like Pontoise-Cergy table tennis.

Despite a constant rage, the Cergypontain leader Marcos Freitas had to give up his arms during his two meetings. Annoying when many opportunities would have allowed him to win the day and put his team in orbit towards a success, not stolen.

“We weren’t really that far off. With this defeat, it will be difficult to get first place in the pool, synonymous with qualifying for the semi-finals,” admits Christian Adam, manager of the ASPCTT. However, second place qualifies for theETTU Cup.

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It’s up to Pontoisians to maintain this momentum by Professional A.

Tighten the bolts

Struggling since the start of the season (one victory for three defeats), ranked penultimate with one game less, the Pontoisiens had to react on Tuesday, November 22 against Chartres so as not to see their dreams of a podium vanish.

“It was necessary to tighten the bolts and that all the players return to their usual level of play (Emmanuel Lebesson and Seugmin in particular, Editor’s note) to be able to fight with the best teams which have all been extremely strengthened this year, ”explained the day before the match Christian Adam.

In the final, the Pontoisiens lost 3-0. A very severe score since the table tennis players of the ASPCTT associated their opponents during each meeting without ever succeeding in concretizing the scoreboard.

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