Ormeau got the defence of their SBL Premier Division title off to a strong start as they beat league newcomers TableTennisDaily.

Played across one table at the ‘PingPod’ in Bristol, some fantastic action was witnessed by a lively crowd. Spain’s Daniel Berzosa, Damien Provost (pictured) and Zak Wilson made the journey across the Irish sea to Bristol to face up against Callum Evans, Umair Mauthoor and Tom Maynard for the home side. 

Berzosa got the afternoon underway against Welsh No.1 Evans. The young Spaniard dominated to wrap up the first win of his SBL Premier Division campaign in three. Damien Provost then carried on from where he left off last season, when he won nine of his ten singles ties. Despite dropping one set to Mauthoor, he showed remarkable skill to pick up Ormeau’s second victory of the day.

The doubles match that followed was electric. Evan teamed up with Maynard for TTD and pushed the Provost/Berzosa duo hard, but Ormeau picked up the win in four (11–5, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5).

Maynard then stepped up for his first singles tie of the day. He got the home side their first win of the afternoon with a clean sweep against Zak Wilson, including a tense 16-14 win in the second. 

Unfortunately for TTD it wasn’t the start of a remarkable comeback as Provost beat Evans in three to seal the overall win for Ormeau. The Frenchman was eventually named player of the match for his part in the victory.

Berzosa and Maynard shared a thrilling five set affair in what was arguably the match of the tie. The first four sets were shared back-and-forth before 19-year-old Berzosa pipped Maynard 11-6 in the last to win 3-2. Mauthoor then ensured TTD would end the fixture on a high, beating Wilson 3-1 and picking up the home-sides’ second win of the day. 

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The next round of fixtures will take place on Saturday 21st October. Drumchapel Glasgow TTC face North Ayrshire in the all-Scottish fixture. BATTS will host Brighton TTC and TableTennisDaily travel to Fusion.

A mouth-watering tie then follows on Sunday 22nd October as Ormesby face Ormeau in a clash of last season’s top two. 

Photo credit: Michael Loveder


Table Tennis Daily 2 Ormeau 5

Daniel Berzosa (ORM) bt Callum Evans (TTD) 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-9)

Damien Provost (ORM) bt Umair Mauthoor (TTD) 3-1 (11-5, 11-1, 10-12, 11-3)

Damien Provost/Daniel Berzosa (ORM) bt Callum Evans/Tom Maynard 3-1 (11–5, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5)

Tom Maynard (TTD) bt Zak Wilson (ORM) 3-0 (11-5, 16-14, 11-6)

Damien Provost (ORM) bt Callum Evans (TTD) 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-6)

Daniel Berzosa (ORM) bt Tom Maynard (TTD) 3-2 (9-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-3, 11-6)

Umair Mauthoor (TTD) bt Zak Wilson (ORM) 3-1 (11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6)