‘Monster’ Joo Chun-hee returned to Samsung Life Insurance, ‘Female Eowoo-sam’ momentum solidified

Last year, if it was ‘Man Woo-sam (Samsung Life Insurance wins anyway), this year it is a woman.

On the 23rd, in the 2023 Dunamu Korea Professional Table Tennis League (KTTL) Women’s Korea League match held at Suwon Studio T, Samsung Life Insurance (director Chae Yoon-seok) defeated POSCO International (POSCOIN) with a set score of 3-1.

In the previous game, Samsung Life Insurance made a 5-game winning streak without Joo Chun-hee, and this time, it raised the monumental tower of victory one more level and secured its sole lead with 22 points (7 wins and 1 loss). 

From the first set, there was a big match between Joo Chun-hee and Yang Ha-eun. The rally continued with Joo Chun-hee, who had a strong forehand topspin, and Yang Ha-eun, who had sharp backhand skills, attacking various courses. The first and second sets were exchanged 11-8, and the match was split 15-13 in the third set. Yang Ha-eun took the lead first, and Joo Chun-hee chased after it, but in the end the victory went to Yang Ha-eun. 안전놀이터

However, Lee Si-on, who started in the second set, defeated Na-eun Kim with a come-from-behind victory with her power. Although they lost the first set 8-11, they raised their concentration and won the second and third sets, returning the game to the starting point. 

The winner was 3 sets of doubles. Samsung Life produced a surprise victory over the veteran duo Yang Ha-eun and Yu Han-na by putting up a rookie Wie Ye-ji-Lee Chae-yeon pair. 

Joo Chun-hee returned to power again in the 4th set ace showdown. In response to Kim Na-young, he launched a powerful attack, giving up a game in the 2nd set and winning both the 1st and 3rd sets, resulting in a team victory.

In the men’s Korea League held earlier, the Korea Racing Association (director Choi Young-il) defeated Boram Hallelujah (director Seo Hyun-seok), the lowest place, with a set score of 3-1. 

Park Chan-hyeok defeated Park Kyung-tae 2-1 in the first set, and Baek Gwang-il continued with Giselle in the second set. Baek Gwang-il also teamed up with Hwang Jin-ha in the third set of doubles and won 2-0, confirming the team’s victory early.

Meanwhile, 2023 KTTL, which resumed from the 20th, will continue the men’s and women’s Korea League regular league until February 22nd. Matches are played every day except Tuesdays at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. 

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