May 18, 2017

Team Australia had a mixed first day at the 2017 Para Table Tennis World Team Championships in Bratislava.

The Class 11 team of Sam Von Einem and Rory Carroll got off to a perfect start taking down Japan 2-0. In the opening doubles match the pair kept things under control, only dropping game, winning 3-1 (5,7,-8,6). Von Einem kept the match short and sweet, finishing off Takashi Takeda 3-0 (7,7,5). The pair will face Hong Kong tomorrow.

Meanwhile the Class 8 team of Nathan Pellissier, Barak Mizrachi and Trevor Hirth had some rough encounters in their opening rounds.  Despite taking a game in both their doubles matches, the Aussies went down 2-0 against Great Britain and Chinese Taipei.

But in the face of a rough day at the office, the team is staying positive.

“It’s tough competition here but overall it’s good for our development.” Barak Mizrachi

Checkout the complete results from the opening day here.