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TTC Fulda-Maberzell dropped to eleventh

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Ruwen Filus lost ground to Feng Yi-Hsin on Friday night, and in the end TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell lost 3-1. © Charlie Rolfe

TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell missed two big points in the 1:3 against TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau, but still held the league in the table tennis Bundesliga.

Fulda – Cracking Feng Yi-Hsin, the Maberzellers took this up in the duel against their table neighbours. However, the Taiwanese proved to be an insurmountable obstacle for both Fanbo Meng and Ruwen Filus, picking up two points for the visitors. In the end, the TTC Fulda-Maberzell team suffered a 1: 3 defeat, as a result of which the three-time German runner-up dropped to 11th place in the table tennis Bundesliga – a symbolic relegation zone. Coach Qingyu Meng’s team is still considering relegation.

Table Tennis Bundesliga: TTC Fulda-Maberzell dropped to 11th place

Because the eleventh place is enough to stay in the league this season. Since TTC Neu-Ulm announced Thursday that it will not apply for a license for the upcoming TTBL season, the 11th in the table this year will benefit from the TTBL rules of the game. As a result, only the 12th-placed team will be relegated, and then only if two Bundesliga teams want promotion. The deadline for submitting a license application expired Saturday evening. Maberzel is currently 14:24 and still eight points ahead of Mainz 05, who play Post SV Mühlhausen on Sunday.

“A lot should happen. I hope we’ll have more clarity soon when it’s clear how many teams have applied for a license,” Maberzell chairman Stefan Fraunholz says, relatively relaxed when asked about league membership.

Maberzell could have provided clarity on Friday evening in a sporty way. However, Greenzau once again proved that they are in good shape at the moment and celebrated their fifth win in their last six matches. After Velos won 3: 1 against Patrick Bohm, the next three matches went to the guests. Meng lost 3-1 to Feng, and then Wong Chunting was also unlucky. Problems in the return game ensured that entering the winter he lost 2:3 to Maciej Koubek. “He’s still very nervous and still has to come to terms with TTBL,” explains Frauenholz.

The best player also went to Grenzau: Filus missed out on a set lead 2:1 and finally lost 2:3 to Feng, who could look back on the individual record 9:1 in the second half of the season. “In the beginning I played very variable and aggressive. But as the match progressed, the pressure increased on me,” Filus said afterwards on the Spontent live broadcast. “In the end I didn’t have the strength to do it, especially in long rallies.” Filus only returned last week. After a long break due to glandular fever.

Scores: Ruwen Filus – Patrick Baum 3:1 (7:11, 11:9, 11:4, 11:7), Fanbo Meng – Feng Yi-Hsin 1:3 (5:11, 6:11, 11:6). ), 3:11), Wong Chun Ting – Maciej Kopec 2:3 (7:11, 11:8, 8:11, 11:7, 6:11), Philos – Feng 2:3 (5:11, 11 : 8, 11: 7, 9:11, 7:11). (wipe up)