World Teams in Mulhouse, Day One

SP_2304The first day of the world teams in Mulhouse saw 15 matches split over the two venues in three sessions of play.

In the end all the seeded teams won, with the closest to an upset coming in the last match of the day as Argentina seriously troubled 8th seeds India. Robertino Pezzota put the 21/24 seeds ahead with a 99-minute five-game win over Harinderpal Sandhu.

Saurav Ghosal tied the match up with a straight-games win, then India’s fourth string Mahesh Mangaonkar came from a game down to beat Leandro Romiglio, much to the relief of the Indian camp.

“I was just bashing the ball at the start,” admitted Mahesh, “it was the first time I’d played on a glass court for a long time and it took me quite a while to get used to how to play on it.

“I wasn’t really feeling under pressure, and from the second game on I started to slow the pace down and it worked for me, but it’s a relief to get the team off to a winning start.”

Pool A:
EGYPT 3-0 KUWAIT
  Karim Darwish 3-0 Abdullah Al Mezayen 11/9, 11/7, 11/8
Omar Mosaad 3-0 Ammar Altamimi 11/9, 11/4, 11/5
Tarek Momen 3-2 Yousif Nizar Saleh 8/11, 11/5, 10/12, 11/5, 11/5

SCOTLAND 3-0 KENYA
  Dougie Kempsell 3-0 Hartaj Bains 11/3, 11/1, 11/4
Alan Clyne 3-0 Maina Mwangi 11/5, 11/5, 11/5
Chris Small 3-0 Rajdeep Bains 11/3, 11/5, 11/3

 Pool :
B CANADA 3-0 NAMIBIA
  Dane Sharp 3-0 Norbert Dorgeloh 11/4, 11/4, 11/5
Shawn Delierre 3-0 Marco Becker 11/5, 11/7, 11/7
Andrew Schnell 3-0 Andrew Forrest 11/2, 11/5, 11/5

ENGLAND 3-0 COLOMBIA
  Daryl Selby 3-0 Erick D’L Herrera 11/0, 11/0, 11/3 (18m)
James Willstrop 3-0 Miguel Rodriguez 11/1, 11/3, 11/7 (27m)
Adrian Grant 3-1 Bernardo Samper 11/6, 11/5, 6/11, 11/9 (54m)

 Pool C:
FRANCE 3-0 NETHERLANDS
  Thierry Lincou 3-0 Sebastiaan Weenink 11/2, 12/10, 11/3 (35m)
Grégory Gaultier 3-1 LJ Anjema 12/10, 4/11, 12/10, 11/3 (61m)
Mathieu Castagnet 3-0 Marc Ter Sluis 11/4, 11/3, 11/7 (25m)

PAKISTAN 3-0 RUSSIA
  Farhan Zaman 3-0 Alexander Shilov 11/3, 11/2, 11/1 (16m)
Nasir Iqbal 3-0 Valery Litvinko 11/6, 11/1, 11/3 (20m)
Saquib Yousaf 3-0 Dimitry Grishanin 11/7, 11/8, 11/5 (33m)

Pool D:
AUSTRALIA 3-0 SWITZERLAND
  Cameron Pilley 3-1 Nicolas Mueller 11/6, 8/11, 11/3, 11/9
David Palmer 3-0 Reiko Peter 11/9, 11/7, 11/3
Ryan Cuskelly 3-0 Jonas Daehler 11/7, 11/7, 11/4

Pool E:
MALAYSIA 2-1 BOTSWANA
  Nafiizwan Adnan 3-0 Lekgotla Mosope 11/6, 11/4, 11/5
Ong Beng Hee 0-3 Alister Walker 11/13, 8/11, 9/11
Muhd Asyraf Azan 3-0 Koketo Ntshebe 11/3, 11/4, 11/6

 NEW ZEALAND 3-0 POLAND
  Evan Williams 3-0 Marcin Karwowski 11/4, 11/4, 11/5
Martin Knight 3-0 Wojtek Nowisz 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
Paul Coll 3-0 Przemyslaw Atras 11/3, 11/5, 11/1

 Pool F:
GERMANY 3-0 IRELAND
  Raphael Kandra 3-0 Brian O’Brion 11/2, 12/10, 11/4
Simon Rosner 3-0 Arthur Gaskin 11/8, 11/5, 11/5
Jens Schoor 3-1 Steve Richardson 11/6, 9/11, 11/6, 11/5

USA 3-0 CZECH REPUBLIC
  Gilly Lane 3-0 Ondrej Uherka 12/10, 12/10, 11/5
Chris Gordon 3-0 Petr Martin 11/9, 11/3, 11/4
Dylan Murray 3-0 Daniel Mekbib 11/4, 13/11, 11/6

Pool G:
HONG KONG CHINA 3-0 JAPAN
  Max Lee 3-0 Shinnosuke Tsukue 11/3, 11/6, 11/2
Leo Au 3-0 Yuta Fukui 11/5, 11/9, 11/5
Yip Tsz Fung 3-0 Ryosei Kobayashi 11/3, 11/6, 11/6

 SOUTH AFRICA 2-0 AUSTRIA
  Steve Coppinger 3-0 Aqeel Rehman 11/4, 11/8, 11/7 (27m)
Clinton Leeuw 3-0 Jakob Dirnberger 11/7, 11/4, 11/3 (23m)
Rodney Durbach 3-0 Marcus Grehslehner 11/9, 11/7, 11/5 (22m)

 Pool H:
INDIA 2-1 ARGENTINA
  Ha’rpal Sandhu 2-3 Roberto Pezzota 9/11,11/2,11/6,11/13,6/11 (99m)
Saurav Ghosal 3-0 Hernan D’Arcalengo 11/7, 11/8, 11/2 (44m)
Mahesh Mangaonkar 3-1 Leandro Romiglio 8/11,11/5,11/6,11/8 (51m)

 FINLAND 3-0 VENEZUELA
  Henrik Mustonen 3-0 Miguel Mendez 11/3, 11/5, 11/2 (18m)
Olli Tuominen 3-0 Gabriel Teran 11/3, 11/1, 11/3 (17m)
Matias Tuomi 3-0 Miguel Vallennilla 11/3, 11/3, 11/9 (17m)

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