Hosts triumph at table tennis meet
Hosts Da Nang trounced Public Security Ministry 3-0 in the women's team event at the 30th Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper's National Table Tennis Championship, which kicked off yesterday.
Former women's singles champion Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, who inked a loan contract with Da Nang, defeated Tran Thi Viet Linh 11-9, 3-11, 5-11, 11-9, 12-10 in the first singles match.
Youngster Nguyen Hong Tam, 17, cruised to an 11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 win over Pham Hoang Tuong Giang from the Ministry of Public Security at the crowded Tien Son Sport Centre.
In the last match, Tran Thu Ha completed a convincing win for Da Nang when she beat Nguyen Mai Huong 11-5, 9-11, 14-12, 11-6.
Other women's team matches yesterday saw Vinh Long trounce Hai Phong 3-0, Ha Noi beat the Army 3-1 and Tien Giang edge out Ha Noi T&T 3-2.
On the men's side, Ha Noi T&T beat Da Nang 3-0, while Ha Noi crushed Hai Duong 2 3-0.
Tien Giang defeated Vinh Long 3-0, while Hai Duong 1 beat Vietso Petro 3-0.
The annual tournament, known as the PetroVietnam Cup, has drawn 156 players from 16 teams nationwide. The championship will close next Tuesday. — VNS