By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey |Voltaonlinegh.com |
The female team of Vilcabamba Table Tennis Club (VTTC) picked their first 3 points at the ongoing National Table Tennis League at the Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium.
Week 2 of the league which was played on Saturday, September 15, saw the ladies take the games to their opponents Otumfuo Stars and grabbed the 3 vital points.
Matilda Fodu started off by beating Gifty Boakye in the singles with 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10 results. Millicent Ankude continued, winning 3 straight sets 11-5, 11-4, 12-10 against Mensah Wendy to make it 2-0. In the doubles, Eyram Attipoe and Millicent Ankude battled Gifty Boakye and Matilda Boateng to produce a 14-12, 11-5, 9-11, 11-8 winning results to seal a comfortable victory for the female team of Volta.
In a rather unfortunate situation, the male side of VTTC lost all two matches on the day after their 2 victories in week one. Asoba Foundations enjoyed a 3-1 win over VTTC after which GRA also had a 3-0 triumph.
Asoba’s Smart beat Sellasie Setorwofia 11-3, 13-11, 11-7 in the first single before VTTC’s David Senyo drew level with 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 9-11 against Augustine. In the doubles, Samuel and Augustine saw off Sellassie Setorwofia and Bright Dzotsiafe with a 13-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-5 results. Smart returned to beat Bright Dzotsiafe in a 3 straight sets 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 to make it 3-1.
Joseph Okine and Eric Addo both had 3 straight sets win (10-12, 14-16, 14-16), and (9-11, 6-11, 6-11) against Sellassie Setorwofia and David Senyo in the singles before Eric and Kwame finished it off 3-1 against Senyo and Bright (11-9, 11-9, 11-5, 9-11) for GRA.
Head Coach of VTTC, David Senyo Ahiaba who expressed optimism said,“we are grateful to God for yet another week of injury free competition. I knew the matches for the male team was going to be tough but I was hoping we will beat at least one of the teams. All is not lost yet so we will try and win more matches as the league progresses. Our ladies however, did very well by beating Otumfuo Stars and getting their 3 points. I hope this win will serve as a pilot hole for us to get to the top 3 at the end of the league.”
He also appealed to philanthropists and sports enthusiasts to support the only team from the region in cash or kind in order for the team to give off its best.
Volta has the target of first three ranking and can achieve that with motivation from all quarters. The best of 5 singles and double league action continues with week 3 at the Accra Sports Stadium next Saturday with mouthwatering fixtures.