BIG VICTORIES: Rheann Chung

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Chung unbeaten in Sweden

By Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

Rheann Chung played unbeaten in Eskiltuna, Sweden, on Saturday to guide Norweigan club, Blackebergs SK to two important victories in the Swedish women's division one table tennis league.

The Trinidad and Tobago player is contracted to French Pro A club, Poitiers, but is allowed to represent clubs in other countries once the matches do not clash with her on-table commitments with Poitiers.

On Saturday, Blackebergs defeated Vrena IF 6-3 and BTK Safir 6-2.

In the showdown with Vrena, Chung cruised past Angelica Eng 11-1, 11-4, 11-7, and then turned back a strong challenge from Linda Almgren, the reigning Caribbean women's singles champion winning 16-14, 11-7, 11-9.

Chung won three times against Safir. She dismantled Camilla Rubinsson 11-9, 11-7, 11-3, but got a scare in her clash with Agnes Kiirikki, dropping the first game before battling back for a 9-11, 11-2, 11-1, 11-7 triumph. And with Blackebergs 5-2 up, T&T's best ever female table tennis player got the better of Linda Johnsson 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 to hand her team a 6-2 victory.

Chung was recruited by Blackebergs to boost the club's bid for the division one title and promotion to the Swedish premier league. Blackebergs are second on the standings with 17 points from ten fixtures. Peng Da BTK also have 17 points from ten fixtures, but head the standings because of a superior win-loss match record. Peng Da have won 54 matches in their ten fixtures and have lost 20, while Blackebergs have a 55-32 record.

Vrena are at the bottom of the eight-team table with just three points from ten fixtures, while Safir are seventh with five points from their ten outings.

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