While fierce competition for rankings is taking place at the end of the Korean Professional Table Tennis League (KTTL) regular league, the PS) outline of the post season is gradually being revealed.
The Korea Exchange (director Nam-gyu Yoo) defeated Korea Water Resources Corporation (director Young-jin Kim) in the men’s Korea League match of the ‘2023 Dunamu Korea Professional Table Tennis League (KTTL)’ held at Studio T (Gwanggyo Gymnasium), a table tennis stadium in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on the 17th. We won the match score 3 to 1.
The Korea Exchange, which jumped to 3rd place (30 points, 8 wins, 5 losses), secured at least 4th place and confirmed its entry into the PS. This is a result achieved by joining KTTL as a new team this year. Initially, the Korea Exchange was uncertain about advancing to PS, but recently made a reservation for table tennis in the spring with Pajuk’s 5-game winning streak.
The Korea Exchange will play its last match against Mirae Asset Securities, which is ranked 4th, on the 19th. Even though the points and win/loss were the same, the Korea Exchange took 3rd place ahead with a score of 11 to 6. Depending on the results on the 19th, the two teams may bring down the 2nd place ROK Army Sports Corps (30 points, 8 wins, 4 losses).
In the men’s division, Samsung Life Insurance (director Lee Cheol-seung) has already confirmed the first place in the regular league for two consecutive seasons. Samsung Life Insurance won the PS last season and achieved a combined victory. Ahn Jae-hyun, the main player in the championship, moved to the Korea Exchange, but the trio of Lee Sang-soo, Cho Dae-seong, and Cho Seung-min are making great strides and are aiming for a combined championship for the second consecutive year.
In response, the Armed Forces Sports Corps, the Korea Exchange, and Mirae Asset Securities are trying to block Samsung Life’s second consecutive defeat. The Armed Forces Sports Unit was blocked by Samsung Life Insurance last year and stayed in the runner-up. The Korea Exchange challenges the top with the spirit of a new team.
On this day, the Korea Exchange confirmed the entry into the PS with Ahn Jae-hyun at the fore. In the first singles match, Ahn Jae-hyun defeated Park Kang-hyun, who returned from a finger injury, 2-0 (11-7 11-6). In the Korea Exchange, Kim Dong-hyun lost to Jang Han-jae 0-2 (11-13 7-11) in the 2nd singles, but Gil Min-seok-Seo Joong-won defeated Kim Byung-hyun-Park Kang-hyun 2-1 (6-11 11-8 11-7) in the 3 doubles match. won a come-from-behind
Ahn Jae-hyun ended the game. In the 4th singles, Ahn Jae-hyun won a complete 2-0 (11-8 11-7) victory over Jang Han-jae. Ahn Jae-hyun rose to third place in individual wins with 12 wins and 4 losses, following Seung-min Cho (16 wins and 5 losses) and Jong-hoon Lim (13 wins and 4 losses) at KGC Ginseng Corporation. Ahn Jae-hyun, who belonged to Samsung Life Insurance, also recorded 28 wins and 6 losses last year, and took second place in individual singles after Jang Woo-jin (32 wins, 4 losses) of the Armed Forces Sports Corps, playing a role as a driving force behind the championship.
The competition for rankings in the women’s division is also hot. Samsung Life Insurance is putting pressure on Posco International, the No. 1 player.
Samsung Life Insurance (director Chae Yoon-seok) defeated the Korean Horse Association (director Hyeon Jeong-hwa) 4-0 that day. Samsung Life, with 36 points (10-5), has the same points as 1st place Posco International (10-4).
However, Posco International has played one less game. If Posco International beats Korean Air on the 18th, the chances of winning the regular league for the second year in a row increase. In this case, Samsung Life Insurance must win 4-0 in the final game against Posco International on the 20th to look for a come-from-behind victory.
In the first season of last year, Posco International won the combined championship in the women’s division. Samsung Life took 온라인카지노second place in the regular league and PS runner-up.
This year, Samsung Life Insurance challenges the championship with the naturalized monster Joo Chun-hee. Against the Korean Racing Association that day, Joo Chun-hee led the way to a complete victory by defeating Choi Hae-eun and Seo Hyo-won in the 1st and 4th singles. Joo Chun-hee has already secured first place in the women’s individual most wins (22 wins, 6 losses).
KTTL will finish the regular league by the 22nd, and then play the men’s semi-playoffs on the 23rd and 24th (if the difference in points between 3rd and 4th is less than 6 points). The playoffs and championship match will be held on March 22-25. KTTL will be broadcast live through Berry Media, Sky Sports, tvn Sports, Naver, and YouTube. Tickets can be purchased through the ticket link.