German League 2021: Dusseldorf Rolling as Ochsenhausen Struggles - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products
Dusseldorf Masters VIII: Kallberg Answers the Call

German League 2021: Dusseldorf Rolling as Ochsenhausen Struggles

(by Steve Hopkins)

In recent years, U.S. fans have followed Borussia Dusseldorf (with Timo Boll), and over the last year many have also been following Liebherr Ochsenhausen (who have added USA’s  Kanak Jha to their talented roster).  A few weeks ago these two teams each advanced to the Final of the German Cup – where Dusseldorf won 3-1.

With the second half of the season under way, the teams have gone in very different directions.  Timo Boll’s Borussia Dusseldorf team is dominating – winning all three matches they’ve played in 2021 ( most recently a 3-0 win over over Werder Bremen extending their points lead to 6 points over second place Saarbrucken) .  Ochsenhausen has fallen in the opposite extreme, losing 3-2 to Muhlhausen on the 13th, and being dominated by Saarbrucken 3-0 today.  Ochsenhausen was in second place alone, but has now been caught by the pack as five teams are effectively tied for second place with 16 points each (when figuring the head to head tie breakers, Ochsenhausen is in third overall).

The top three Ochsenhausen players all competed against Muhlhausen, but they fell anyway.  Despite being underdogs in all four singles matches, Mulhausen split the matches (with Habesohn topping Jha 3-0 and Ionescu topping Gauzy as their two wins).  After Calderano and Gauzy scored singles wins for Ochsenhausen, the match was decided in doubles – with Ionescu and Jancarik topping Calderano and Kulczycki.

Kanak Jha anchored the Ochsenhausen team in their match against Saarbrucken – as both Gauzy and Calderano had the day off.  Saarbrucken’s top three of Darko Jorgic, Kun Shang, and Patrick Franziska each won giving them a quick 3-0 win.

The season is in full swing right now – Ochsenhausen plays Muhlhausen again this Sunday (January 17).  Dusseldorf now has Bad Konigshofen scheduled on Sunday and then Muhlhausen next Tuesday.

Latest News

Butterfly Training Tips with Yu Di – The Forehand Smash

September 23, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Yu Di is working with Risheetha Bhagawatulaa on the… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Nandan Naresh – Forehand Loop Side To Side Footwork

September 22, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Nandan Naresh is executing the forehand loop while working… Read More

Butterfly Spin & Smash October Open – Saturday 1, Sunday 2, 2022

September 21, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) USATT Sanctioned 2-Star Table Tennis Tournament with $2,525 in Cash Prizes! Saturday, October 1… Read More

Butterfly Ask The Experts No. 426- Equipment Suggestion

September 19, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I want to downgrade on my blade… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: Blowing Ball in Air

September 19, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) We’re going to have a little fun this week. There’s more to table tennis than… Read More

World Championships Preview: Changing of the Guard for Germany?

September 19, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) No Boll, no Ovtcharov, and no Franziska?  Germany announced last Friday that their squad for… Read More

WTT Contender Almaty: Filus the Surprise Winner in Kazakhstan

September 19, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Lin Yun-Ju was the heavy favorite this week in Almaty, Kazackhstan for the WTT Contender… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Ready To Golf

September 18, 2022
(By Steve Hopkins) Located in New Jersey, North of Newark not far from the George Washington Bridge (and New… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.