March 18, 2017

Bronze for Trevor Hirth in Hungary (Photo: Andrew Perryman – BENDIGO WEEKLY)

Australia’s Trevor Hirth has taken bronze at the ITTF PTT Hungarian Open in the Class 6 men’s singles.

Hirth survived the group stage undefeated, taking out two of his matches in straight games.

Playing the group’s top seed, Hirth put up a solid five game win against Gabriel Csemy (SVK), taking the match 12-10 in the fifth.

“I was down 7-2 in 5th, called timeout and came back to win 12-10. It’s one of my best ever wins. I had no coach and there was a good band of Slovaks in the crowd against me.”

In his semi-final matchup the Aussie went down 3-0 to eventual winner Alexander Nagy (SVK).

Hirth will be out in action again today as he pairs up with France’s Esteban Herrault when the team event kicks off.