|Nguyen Thi Viet Linh crushed Ema Labosova of Slovakia 3-1 at the ongoing World Team Table Tennis Championships' women's competition in Malaysia. — Photo news.zing.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam defeated Slovakia 3-1 to enter the Group 2 quarter-finals at the ongoing World Team Table Tennis Championships' women's competition in Malaysia.
The team's key player Mai Hoang My Trang beat Eva Jurkova 3-1 in the first match.
Nguyen Thi Viet Linh crushed Ema Labosova 3-1 and Nguyen Thi Nga lost to Tatiana Kukolkova 1-3 in the second and third match.
Trang defeated Tatiana Kukolkova 3-0 in the last match.
"This is a historic win of the Viet Nam team, who are taking part in the world championships after nearly 20 years. The coming matches are very difficult, but the team will try their best," head coach of Viet Nam team Nguyen Nam Hai said.
Viet Nam will meet Serbia, world number 21, in the quarter-final match.
The tournament will end on March 6. — VNS