”Who of them did I play already?”
The new table tennis season started with a few changes for Idefix 2. Due to our Chinese veteran Wen moving to China, Rebecca and Jacco joined the team. This season they will smash the small balls in 2nd class, due to the great succes in 3rd class last season.
On Wednesday ”Jacco and the Germans” (Koichi joined for the double) went to Delfzijl to play the first team of Detac, represented by Herman, Benny and Bart. All 3 Detac players showed their great offense skills, Herman being more consistent in his spinfull attacks than his two teammates.
Rebecca, playing her first season in the Netherlands, surprised her opponents with her fast services and powerful counter attacks. Although being a bit confused with the Dutch players (”who of them did I play already?”) she won Bart and Benny easily and gave Herman a hard time, loosing only 10:12 in the 5th game of a high-level match which was very nice to watch.
Bart and Benny didn’t like Ubbi’s defensive style, leading to 2 points for Idefix. Herman turned out to be too strong of Ubbi, after 2 close games, Herman easily took the match in 3 games.
Jacco lost his first match to Herman, not being able to defend Herman’s powerful attacks. Against Benny, Jacco played very nice topspin balls and won clearly in 3 games. Jacco’s games against Bart were close with a better end for the Idefix player.
Koichi and Ubbi played well in beginning of the double against Benny and Herman, loosing some focus after winning the first 2 games. The Detac team took the 3rd and 4th, but the Idefix double won the show-down in the 5th 13:11.
In total Idefix 2 started very well, winning Detac with 7:3. Next Friday, the team of Oliemolen will be guest in the ACLO.