A brand new problem was launched to Arnaud Sellier’s gamers this Saturday night with an extended journey to Miramas on the program of Pro B. And at all times this double victory for the Amiens who win 2/3.
A gathering in opposition to Miramas, a group that Arnaud Sellier, the Amiens technician, described as ” difficult to maneuver with somewhat peculiar game systems. “The sport promised to be troublesome for his gamers, however the opposing line-up wished to be reassuring for him:” When we saw her, we were quite satisfied and we said to ourselves that if everything went well, we had a chance to take the lead sort of! Obviously, it didn’t happen like that … “
To begin this present day, Horacio Cifuentes was measured in opposition to the similar opponent as in the first leg, Junge Zheng. A match concluded on the similar rating that in November, 3/2 in favor of the Miramassean. And a merciless situation for Cifuentes who however led 2 units to 0 with 5 set balls in the third spherical (8-10, 9-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13). Winner 7-11 on the first two units, the Amiens subsequently misplaced 15-13 on the following one and couldn’t succeed to get again into the race. The fourth spherical was launched largely in favor of Zheng (6-3, 8-3) and regardless of a relentless try to come back again to attain from the Argentinian, his opponent took one other level by profitable 11-6. After having been led to the begin of the lovely (5-2, 7-4), Cifuentes got here again to Zheng and even made a brief break (7-9) which sadly won’t be reworked. Defeat 11-9 for the Amiens who thus let slip the first level of the day, 1/0.
Tomi lakatos was then liable for getting rid of Zhiwen He as a way to put the Picard collective again on the proper monitor. A job that might have been troublesome however approached from the proper finish from the Amiens who completely mastered his assembly, profitable 0/3 with out debate. And Lakatos wasted no time stepping into his match with a pleasant 3-6 benefit at the begin of the first set. Caught up however by no means equaled, the Amiens caught this primary level by 8-11. More balanced, the second spherical took time to take form with gamers surrendering blow for blow (4-4, 6-5, 8-9). It was lastly 11-13 that Lakatos gained after shedding then saved a set ball. Finally if the third set was first in favor of He (6-5), the Amiens made the break at 6-7 and gained one final time 8-11. Parity rating subsequently at the time of the break, 1/1.
” Horacio played really well during the first three sets, until the famous 8-10: he had the solutions, he varied his game and he was always ahead. He dominated his opponent and then after he missed a few set points so he took a little morale boost by losing this third set after having always been in the lead. He’s not really in his fourth set and looking good he’s making the effort, he’s fighting, he’s leading 7-9 but things aren’t turning on the right side. In the end, it looked like the match that was played in the first phase: the two sets won by Horacio were quite easy, and the three lost were rather close. It’s a shame becausehe really had the weapons to win but he did not succeed. It gave us a bit of a blow because with the content of the match we said “it’s good, we will take it”.
Behind, Tomi follows on the legendary Chinese of almost 60 years, He Zhiwen. Tomi really wanted to play him because he has a playing system which, on the face of it, suits him well. But despite everything, just because he likes it that it was not going to do it! Tomi stayed very focused on tactics, on how to serve, how to deliver: it went very well, he managed this match really well! It’s true that it was tight, probably a little ugly because we were on very tactical stages of play where the first ball is very important. These are two players who master it quite well and it’s true that it gives a very closed match, quite close. There are a few points Tomi negotiated better that made him win 0/3. He Zhiwen is a player who doesn’t lose often and when it does, it’s always pretty tight so a 0/3 against him that sure doesn’t happen very often! “
Always a double à la carte
Beaten 1/3 by He on the approach there, Gregory Jean this time confronted the younger Dorian Zheng to attempt to give the benefit to the Samarians. But with solely three defeats on the clock since December, the Miramassean has made life laborious in Picard which, regardless of glorious efficiency in current months, fell 3/0. Badly embarked from the begin (4-0, 10-4), Jean nonetheless managed to placed on a great determine with an 11-6 defeat. More eye-catching in the subsequent spherical, the Amiens made his opponent doubt (5-5) earlier than it comes off once more (9-5). Despite three set factors saved, Jean lastly misplaced 11-8. More and extra insistent, the Samaran consultant lastly arrived to take a brief benefit on Zheng (5-7, 7-9) earlier than the latter returns to the cost and forces Jean to barter two match factors (10-9, 11-10). The Miramassean lastly gained 13-11, placing the premises again in the lead, 2/1.
Zhiwen He stood then on the option toHoracio Cifuentes in the n ° 1 match. A decisive assembly to supply a seventh likelihood to the Amiens to determine on the double this season. And neither did Cifuentes didn’t make in the lace in opposition to the Sino-Spanish legend with an expeditious victory, 0/3. Impacting from the begin, the Amiens first took the benefit (2-5) earlier than be shocked by the ascent of his opponent (7-5). Not sufficient to destabilize Cifuentes who steadily returned to win 9/11. Bis repetita in the second set, He nonetheless remaining in the wake of the Argentinian who led the sport from begin to end (3-5, 7-8) to win once more 9/11. And it was with out a lot problem that Cifuentes buckled an element carried out with seriousness and software, 7-11. Again on an equal footing, the two collectives left to determine in the fifth sport, 2/2.
Regarding the content material of the assembly, we felt that Horacio nonetheless had the options
“For Grégoire’s match it was a bit unusual as a result of he was actually on a great stage since Thorigné, however yesterday he missed his match. It began badly, he discovered himself somewhat caught by the service of his opponent that he by no means actually managed to place again appropriately: he was dominated in the exchanges. The first two units should not actually tight however on the third set he snatched, he makes the effort and comes again by profitable lengthy factors particularly. But once more, it does not end up the proper approach. It wasn’t Grégoire’s day in singles yesterday. I assumed we may choose up on this match given the state of kind of Grégoire however in the finish we ended up 2/1.
Then it was the unknown as a result of Tomi had already performed a number of instances in opposition to He Zhiwen, however for Horacio it was a primary! A really skilled participant in opposition to Horacio who’s actually glorious, however for whom it may have been troublesome to play in opposition to such a participant with such a peculiar sport system. So it is a good shock as a result of he has already psychologically succeeded in returning to his sport immediately and overlook your defeat in the first sport so it is superb! Then he was not too embarrassed by the providers of his opponent, he gained nearly all the exchanges which have been a bit lengthy; he knew put velocity and dynamism in the sport to take his opponent out of velocity. 0/3 it is nonetheless shocking, however on the content material of the assembly we felt that Horacio nonetheless had the options and in contrast to his first match, he managed to conclude. “
” Negotiate the few vital factors at the finish of the set »
A double just like the first leg on the Picard aspect with Gregory Jean and Jesus cantero aligned this time going through Dorian Zheng and Junge Zheng. And as in November, the Amiens gained by 1/3. After some sputtering at launch of the first set, the Samarian pair returned to the match and took the benefit (4-5, 8-9) going till you’ve got two set balls (9-10, 10-11). Untransformed factors which left the alternative for the Miramasseans to win with them additionally a set level (12-11). A foul flip shortly negotiated by the Amiens who concluded by 12-14. Slightly extra in favor of Jean and Cantero, the subsequent spherical buckled shortly by a small victory in Picardy, 8-11. Still in the lead in the third set, the Amiens have been lastly caught (4-6, 8-8) then overtaken till tilting 11-9. Only level yielded to their opponents since, if the fourth spherical pushed the suspense to its most, Arnaud Sellier’s gamers gained one final time, 14-16, for shut this twelfth day competitors.
It is healthier to be quickly first than at the again of the class!
“When we obtained to 2/2, we clearly believed in it as a result of we mentioned to ourselves that we’re just about double! It nonetheless performs out in a quantity of small particulars so at the finish we particularly do not forget that we gained, nevertheless it’s nonetheless very tight. We believed in it, nevertheless it’s true that Gregory had missed his single a bit and Jesus had simply spent three hours sitting on a chair and he got here straight again for a decisive double: even when it had already occurred first. section, these should not straightforward conditions to take care of so there’s at all times apprehension. They obtained into the sport nicely, it should have been their second or third double collectively so that they have some automatisms, they discuss to one another quite a bit and eventually they managed to barter the few vital factors at the finish of the set.
Currently we discover ourselves at the provisional head of the rating so clearly we take benefit, it’s higher to be quickly first than at the backside of the class! It nonetheless places somewhat strain on our opponents, we’re nonetheless right here so we proceed our little approach and we’ll see what occurs! “
Next struggle on March, thirty first for the representatives of the Labaume room who will go this time problem the gamers of Bayard Argentan earlier than persevering with the subsequent day with the reception of Issy-les-Moulinaux. Until then the Amiens quickly take the chief of the rating Pro B with however two video games forward of the three opponents who precede them (1st, 12 video games performed, 30 factors).
Miramas TT – Amiens STT: 2/3
J. Zheng / H. Cifuentes: 3/2 (-7 -7 13 6 9)
Z. He / T. Lakatos: 0/3 (-8 -11 -8)
D. Zheng / G. Jean: 3/0 (6 8 11)
Z. He / H. Cifuentes: 0/3 (-9 -9 -7)
Zheng-Zheng / Jean-Cantero: 1/3 (-12 -8 9 -14)
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