Tunis Title Goes to Kallberg - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products
Anton Kallberg 1

Tunis Title Goes to Kallberg

(by Steve Hopkins)

At age 24, Sweden’s Anton Kallberg is still improving.  He has been an important piece of the Borussia Dussledorf team (and their dominance in the German and European Leagues), he has been consistently reaching the top 32 in major tournaments, and his World Ranking which was outside of 100 for most of 2019, is now hovering right around No. 50.  This week was a solid step forward for Kallberg, with solid wins over Gardos (3-1), Fanbo Meng (3-0), Ovidiu Ionescu (3-0),  Quadri Aruna (4-3), and Dan Qiu (4-0).

Kallberg’s victory was in the WTT Contender event this week in Tunis.  The top seeds were Patrick Franziska and Quadri Aruna, but neither made it to the Finals.  The other headliner going into Saturday’s Final was Dang Qiu, where both he and Kallberg had seized on some upsets to reach the Final, and where both regularly train together as teammates on the Borussia Dusseldorf squad.

The score in the Final was 4-0 with Kallberg dominating the final tally.  That said, the score was actually much closer than the result.  The first game was a 13-11 marathon with both players in the lead late with opportunities to win.  The second game was very much the same, with players neck and neck until Kallberg won two in a row to win 11-9.  Kallberg then road an early lead to an 11-7 win in the third game.  And in the fourth, it was back to the original script – with both players tied 10-10, but Kallberg winning the final two points and sweeping all four games.

The Women’s Final was a marathon with the Czech Republic’s Hana Matelova winnin gthe first two games 11-9, only to see Xiaoxin Yang of Monoco even the match with two victories of her own.  The momentum then shifted greatly as Matelova won a relatively easy 5th game, Yang evened the score with an 11-2 pounding in the 6th, and then Matelova ran away with the deciding 7th game 11-4.

The Mixed Doubles Final was held today with France’s Lebesson/Yuan topping Khanin/Trigolos of Belarus 3-2.  The Men’s Doubles Final was a 3-1 win by India’s Desai and Gnanasekaran over France’s Lebesson and Cassin, and the Women’s Doubles title went to Sweden’s Bergstrom and Kallberg and the mixed country team of Moret/Trigolos (Switzerland/Belarus).

Visit ButterflyOnline.com for the latest table tennis news and scores.

 

Latest News

Butterfly Training Tips With Shigang Yang – Looping Half – Long Push

June 28, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports) In this Butterfly Training Tips Shigang Yang he is focusing on his student looping a… Read More

NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS UPDATE: U15 BOYS AND GIRL EVENTS CONCLUDE, TRAN AND MOYLAND CONFIRM TOP SEED STATUS

June 28, 2022
(By: Vlad Farcas) Saturday June 25th, the National Team Trials started in Fort Worth, TX at the Texas… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Anav Gupta – Forehand & Backhand Loop Stroke Management

June 28, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports) In this Butterfly Training Tips with Anav Gupta is focusing on Forehand Backhand Stroke Management.… Read More

Steven Moreno First In The World For 25 Consecutive Weeks In The U-13 Category Of The International Table Tennis Federation

June 27, 2022
Congratulations STEVEN MORENO for been 25 consecutive weeks in the U-13 Category of the International Table Tennis Federation… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Yu Di – Backhand Loop Training

June 27, 2022
In this Butterfly Training Tips Yu Di is focusing on Backhand Loop Training. Yu Di, is a coach… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: What Is the Playing Style You Are Trying to Develop?

June 27, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) If you don’t know where you are going, it’s tough to get there. This is… Read More

2022 Classic Hardbat World Championships

June 27, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) August 5-7, in Missouri City, TX, just outside Houston. It’s time for some serious Hardbat… Read More

Coach Jeffrey Zeng Leads His Team To Division B Title At America’s Team Championship

June 27, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Congratulations to coach Jeffrey Zeng!  His students, Ryan Lin, Winston Wu and William Wu… 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.