Portugal beat Ukraine in Kuala Lumpur
National team open in good form in World Team Championships
The Portuguese national team got their table tennis World Team Championships off to the best possible start this weekend with an opening day win in Group C in against Ukraine. Although at the competition, Alvalade star Diogo Chen did not take part.
In the first match, Marcos Freitas beat Kou Lei 3-1 (11-2, 11-5, 6-11 and 11-6), before João Monteiro missed out to Yaroslav Zhmudenko 3-0 (11-8, 11-7 and 11-4). Tiago Apolónia put the Portuguese ahead again with a 3-1 win against Yevhen Pryshchepa (11-3, 11-2, 11-6 and 11-6), before Marcos Freitas got the better of Zhmudenko by a difference of 3-0 (11-8, 11-7 and 11-4)
Portugal will next be in action on Monday against Belarus and Singapore.