U6600 2/26/08 The Incredibles I vs. Primo

(David Chu, Fernando Chang, Wei Chen, Joey Hu, Wilson Tsao, Jim Chai, Henry Sit)

The Incredibles' morale wasn't that great. They just lost their two previous contests. In their internal memo, Captain Chai wrote, after their losses, " We win as a team. We lose as a team. We fought and faltered. We're down but not done. The season is still young. We must raise the bar and fight hard. In a bloody war, it's blood for blood..."

In the first match, Wei was unstoppable. Joey had lots of troubles returning Wei's serves and Wei's smashes proved to be deadly! Joey lost the first game 4:11!

The second game did not get any better. Wei led most of the time but Joey did not give up. Somehow, Joey managed to tie the game at 9:9. Wei served. Wei smashed. Joey retreated. It did not look good to Joey. Joey barely lobbed the ball back. Just when everyone thought it was over, Wei uncharacteristically missed the smash! Someone up there must have answered the prayer. Joey won the game 11:9.

Wei was cool. He recouped right away and smashed his way to win the third game.

Not sure what Captain Chai told Joey during the break, Joey was like a shark that smelled the blood. He took control for the rest of the match and finished the fifth game with two splendid counter-smashes! Yep, counter-smashes.

Joey's remarkable performance brought his teammates alive again. (Six of them were there) The Incredibles won and snapped their losing streak at two. They looked dangerous again!

MSC - the Incredibles over Cupertino Y - Primo 4-1

  • Joey over Wei 3:2 (4-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8)
  • James lost to Fernando 1:3 (6-11, 6-11, 11-8, 8-11)
  • Wilson/James over David/Fernando 3:0 (11-7, 11-8, 12-10)
  • Joey over David 3:1 (11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5)
  • Wilson over Wei 3:0 (13-11, 11-6, 11-3)

U5700 02/26 iGoLogic Innovation vs Palo Alto Team 2

(Barry Or, Michael Liu, Elisa Tsang, Peter Tsang, Mark Johnson, Steve Reiling, Alam Sha, Tien Trinh Tran)

Wow! Even Peter's wife was in uniform!

iGoLogic Innovation over Palo Alto Team 2 5-0

  • Michael over Steve 3:0 (12-10,11-3,11-9)
  • Peter over Alam 3:0 (11-3,11-7,11-6)
  • Michael/Mark over Alam/Tien 3:0 (11-3,11-4,11-6)
  • Peter over Tien 3:0 (11-5,11-6,11-5)
  • Mark over Steve 3:0 (11-8,11-5,11-9)

U3900 2/26 Incredibles V vs. ICC

(Omkar Raje, Matthew Tran, Aarsh Shah, Ken Lin, Claire Yeh, Michael Wong)

Writeup by Lou Montes

On Tuesday February 26th, an U3900 division contest at the Milpitas Sports Center was held featuring The Incredibles V hosting The ICC Juniors.

The first singles match pitted Ken Lin of The Incredibles V against Omkar Raje of The ICC Juniors. This match was a duel that had Omkar's powerful topspin game stymied by the strong service and diverse table game of Ken. The Incredibles V led 1-0.

The second single match had Michael Wong of The Incredibles V against Aarsh Shah of The ICC Juniors. Aarsh began strong with an assortment of topspin serves followed by excellent third ball attacks that gave Michael fits. Michael was able to get in a few reverse penholder backhand and forehand loop winners, but his timing was a tad off and thus his inconsistency allowed Aarsh to prevail. The contest was now all square at 1-1.

The third match was the doubles featuring Michael and Claire Yeh of the The Incredibles V against Aarsh and Matthew Tran of The ICC Juniors. Michael appeared very comfortable as he settled in with strong forehand loops and reverse penholder backhand drives for winners. Claire contributed with a strong service game and great setups for Michael off the returns from her long pips. The Incredibles V were up once again, now 2-1.

The fourth game was a thriller for the ICC faithful on hand as Matthew overcame Ken's strong spinny serves with an all out attack game for an impressive 3-0 win. The contest was once again even, this time at 2-2.

The ICC fans were in frenzy at the opening of the fifth and deciding match, which pitted Claire against Omkar. This was a match of Claire's long pips game in its top form against a determined junior that had a "no quit" mentality. The first two games went to Claire so The Incredibles V were now just a game away from winning this contest.

Game three of this match was a thrilling contrast of styles between Omkar's strong and determined offensive game and Claire's long pips game that featured beautiful defensive drops complimented with the occasional unreturnable forehand smash. As the match had wore on Omkar began increasingly to pick up on Claire's long pips play and gave her a tremendous challenge, but in the end had to relent to her confident defense and warrior mentality. So the decisive match went to Claire 3-0 in yet another impressive performance by her that put The Incredibles 5 over the top 3-2, thus preserving their undefeated record and their place at the top of the U3900 division standings.

MSC Incredibles V over ICC 3900 3-2

  • Ken over Omkar 3:1 (12-10, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5)
  • Michael lost to Aarsh 0:3 (9-11, 8-11, 11-5)
  • Claire/Michael over Aarsh/Mathew 3:1 (11-8, 11-4, 8-11,11-8)
  • Ken lost to Mathew 0:3 (6-11,5-11,6-11)
  • Claire over Omkar 3:0 (11-8,11-3, 17-15)

U5700 02/24/08 Electromax vs. Tri-Valley Rock3

(Yiang Han, Wei Chen, Ping Wang, Nance Lee, Maolin Zhao, Aaron Wong)

Tri-Valley Rock3 lost to Electromax 1-4

  • Wei lost to Nancy 0:3 (2-11, 9-11, 3-11)
  • Ping lost to Maolin 1:3 (8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 10-12)
  • Yiang/Ping lost to Maolin/Aaron 2:3 (8-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-2, 9-11)
  • Yiang lost to Nancy 1:3 (4-11, 10-12, 11-4, 6-11)
  • Wei Chen over Aaron 3:0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-9)

U4800 02/23/08 SFCTTC vs. Stanford

(Paul Pan, Kevin Lin, John Li, Joseph Macasocol, Matt Mao, Benny Wu, Amir Amirkhany)

SFCTTC over Stanford 4-1

  • Paul over Amir 3:1 (11-6, 11-3, 13-15, 11-7)
  • Kevin over Benny 3:2 (9-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-1)
  • Kevin/John over Amir/Matt 3:0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-9)
  • Paul over Matt 3:0 (11-6,11-3,11-5)
  • John lost to Benny 0:3 (5-11,8-11, 9-11)

U5700 02/23/08 Sunnyvale Team2008 vs. Tri-Valley Rock2

(Winston Chen, Richard Li, Hunter Zhang, Channing Chan, Peter Chung, Robert Wei)

Sunnyvale Team2008 lost to Tri-Valley Rock2 2:3

  • Richard over Channing 3:2 (7-11, 11-5, 13-15,11-5,11-6)
  • Winston lost to Peter 0:3 (10-12, 10-12, 7-11)
  • Hunter/Winston lost to Channing/Robert 0:3 (7-11, 9-11, 10-12)
  • Richard over Robert 3:0 (11-2, 11-8, 11-7)
  • Hunter lost to Peter 2:3 (11-9, 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 4-11)

U4800 2/23/08 Incredibles IV vs Concord

(Philip Hudson,Do Tran, Daniel Bruno, Jerome Poon, Joey Lin, Everett Wang)

MSC - the Incredibles IV over Concord 3-2

  • Joey lost to Dan 0:3 (3-11,11-13,7-11)
  • Everett over Do 3:0 (11-4,11-6,11-8)
  • Jerome/Everett over Phil/Do 3:0 (11-8,11-7,11-9)
  • Joey over Phil 3:2 (11-6,8-11,5-11,11-7,11-6)
  • Jerome lost to Dan 2:3 (7-11,11-8,13-11,2-11,6-11)

U5700 02/23/08 Incredibles III vs. LCBC

(Chiping Zhou, Wilten Wu, Lu Yu, Leland Chen, Dan Lin, Gene Huang, Andrew Wong, Patrick Wu)

MSC Incredibles III lost to LCBC 2-3

  • Andrew lost to ChiPing 2:3 (10-12, 11-14, 12-11,10-12-7, 5-11)
  • Dan over Lu 3:0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-8)
  • Dan/Gene over Chiping/Leland 3:0 (13-11, 11-9, 11-3)
  • Andrew lost to Leland 2:3 (11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 7-11, 11-13)
  • Gene lost to Lu 2:3 (11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-13)

U6600 02/23/08 iGoLogic Inspiration vs Palo Alto Team 1

(Barry Or, Tommy Nguyen, Brian Kim, Ariel Hsing, Tomas Fuentes-Afflick, Voltaire Benedicto)

iGoLogic Inspiration lost to Palo Alto Team 1 1-4

  • Tommy lost to Voltaire 0:3 (9-11,12-14,10-12)
  • Brian lost to Ariel 0:3 (3-11,7-11,6-11)
  • Tommy/Barry over Voltaire/Tomas 3:2 (11-8,1-11,5-11,11-8,11-5)
  • Brian lost to Tomas 1:3 (4-11,10-12,11-8,11-7)
  • Barry lost to Ariel 1:3 (7-11,11-7,6-11,6-11)

U4800 02/23/08 Cupertino Y-Defenders vs. Concord Crushers

(Adrian Lungu, David Kant, Yuri Kretov, You-Chien Koe , Kien Chuc, Gordon Yuan)

Cupertino Y-Defenders won over Concord Crushers 3-2

  • Kien over David 3:2 (8-11, 11-4, 5-11, 11-9, 11-8)
  • You-Chien lost to Adrian 1:3 (12-10, 5-11, 9-11, 12-14)
  • Kien/Gordon over Adrian/Yuri 3:1 (14-12, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9)
  • You-Chien lost to Yuri 1:3 (6-11, 11-5, 11-13, 4-11)
  • Gordon over David 3:1 (11-1, 8-11, 11-3, 11-6)

U6600 2/23 Incredibles I vs. Top Spin

(Jim Chai, Wilson Tsao, Nelson Yu, Joey Hu, Truong Tu, Douglas Tien, Kevin Au)

Top Spin paid $5 fine for the uniform violation.

MSC - the Incredibles I lost to Top Spin 1-4

  • Wilson lost to Kevin 0:3 (13-15, 9-11, 7-11)
  • Joey lost to Truong 2:3 (7-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 9-11)
  • Joey/Nelson lost to Truong/Douglas 1:3 (11-7, 13-15, 3-11, 6-11)
  • Wilson over Douglas 3:2 (8-11, 11-5, 9-11, 13-11, 11-6)
  • Nelson lost to Kevin 0:3 (4-11, 6-11, 5-11)

U5700 2/23 Incredibles II vs. LCBC

(Bruce Liu, Aaron Hui, Bo Ding, Wilten Wu, Chiping Zhou, Lu Yu, Leland Chen)

MSC - the Incredibles II over LCBC 4-1

  • Bo over Wilten 3:2 (11-1, 11-6, 7-11, 10-12, 11-4)
  • Aaron lost to Chiping 0:3 (4-11, 8-11, 4-11)
  • Bruce/Aaron over 3:0 (11-9, 11-4, 12-10)
  • Bo over Lu 3:1 (11-4, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8)
  • Bruce over Wilten 3:1 (11-3, 10-12, 11-5, 11-4)

U5700 2/23 Exige vs. Palo Alto Team 3

(Xiaohan Huang, Jerry Wang, George Zhao, Wim Coekaerts, Brian Chen, Ali Shafai)

Writeup by George Zhao

Cupertino might have a better chance if this game was not rescheduled. Both George and Xiaohan were suffered from flu and were not at peak of their physical level. Not an excuse for losing the game, but a warning for Cupertino to reconsider the way they select rosters, maybe they should choose players based on conditions rather than pre-fixed order.

First match, Ali's long servers to George's forehand scored directly a lot of times in the first two games, George's first step was slow causing his loop either out or weak. Ali got 2:0 ahead relatively easy. In the next two games, George 's forehand started to land, and Ali was relaxed a little, the game were tied at 2-2. In game five, George was able to land a few serve and attack to lead the game at 9-5. However, Ali scored the next five points to have 10-9 lead, and eventually won the fifth game at 13-11.

Second match, Brian was more aggressive than Jerry, winning the first game 11-8. Jerry's serve and attack in second game even the game at 1-1. In the third game, Brian's attack gave him a 6-2 lead, however, Jerry caught up to 6-6, from that point, it was all Brian's show, winning the critical third game 11-7. The forth game was close; Brian maintained the two points lead all the way and won again 11-7.

Cupertino has to win the double, however, Xiaohan was a little too aggressive and the unforced errors gave Palo Alto 2:0 lead, in the third game, Palo Alto lead 10-8, both team were playing ball placement, Cupertino tied the game at 10-10. With Xiaohan and Jerry's attack respectively, they won 12-10, however, the forth game was all Palo Alto, and they lead the game from the beginning and won 11-5.

The forth match was not as intensive as previous three, George simply cannot match the intensity and rushed his shots. Wim was able to counter attack after blocking 2-3 George's attacks, the match was over after game one.

The fifth match was a roller coaster, after winning 11-9, Ali suddenly missed all his attacks, losing the second game 11-3, then Ali was able to land all his forehand and backhand, winning game 3 11-6, the winning side story continued, Xiaohan won game 4 easily at 11-5. Game five was tied at 9:9 and Xiaohan's two good serves made him the winner of that game.

Cupertino lost to Palo Alto Team 3 1-4

  • George lost to Ali 2:3 ( 10-12, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-13)
  • Jerry lost to Brian 1:3 (8-11, 11-8, 7-11, 7-11)
  • Xiaohan/Jerry lost to Brian/Wim 1:3 (6-11, 9-11, 12-10, 5-11)
  • George lost to Wim 1:3 (9-11, 1-11, 11-6, 8-11)
  • Xiaohan over Ali 3:2 (9-11, 11-3, 6-11, 11-5, 11-9)

U6600 02/22/08 SFCRS vs. Tri-Valley Rocks 1

(Lang Deng, Channing Chan, Johnny Huang, Terry Tam, Spencer Chase, Peter Chen)

SFCRS over Tri-Valley Rocks 1 3-2

  • Spencer over Channing 3:0 (11-8, 11-9, 12-10)
  • Peter lost to Lang 0:3 (5-11, 4-11, 5-11)
  • Terry/Spencer over Channey/Johnny 3:0 (13-11, 11-7, 12-10)
  • Peter lost to Johnny 0:3 (9-11, 9-11, 8-11)
  • Terry over Lang 3:2 (11-2, 12-14, 8-11, 11-4, 11-9)

3/16/2008 Elite Division Inauguration

The first Elite Division event will be on 3/16/2008 at noon. Here is the lineup. Olympic team format will be used. All five matches will be played. (4 singles and 1 doubles) The team rosters and one more player will be determined soon.
  • Stefan Feth
  • Jim Cheng Yi Du
  • Steven Siliang Wang
  • Hailong Shen
  • JiaQi Zheng
The event will be held at the India Community Center. (525 Los Coches Street, Milpitas, CA 95035)

U3900 02/21/08 Lincoln Square vs. Tri-Valley Rocks 5

(Kenny Wong, David Zeng, Carey Lee, Albert Pinto, Frank Huang, Brett Jackson)

Writeup by Kingston Gee

On Thursday night, February 21, the Tri-Valley Rocks 5 team traveled from Pleasanton on a rainy night to the Lincoln Square Table Tennis Club to play the Lincoln Square TT Juniors team in what would turn out to be a very hotly contested battle.

The Lincoln Square Juniors team consisted of Kenny Wong, Carey Lee, and David Zeng. The Tri-Valley team consisted of Albert Pinto, Brett Jackson, and Frank Huang.

Kenny started off against Albert and the first game was very tight, with both players having chances to snatch it. But it was Kenny who ended up winning it at 15-13. Kenny cruised in the 2nd game, winning it comfortably 11-5. However Albert steadied his game and got his forehand loop going while Kenny lost his aggressive edge. Albert ended up pulling away and winning the last 3 games. 1-0 Tri-Valley.

The second match was Carey vs Brett. Carey started out fearlessly by countering hard while Brett was making his adjustments. Carey squeaked out an 11-9 win in the first, but Carey could not overcome Brett's backhand pips variation the rest of the match. Brett continued on to a fairly comfortable 3-1 win. 2-0 Tri-Valley.

Next was the doubles. Kenny and David squared off against Albert and Frank. The first game was a battle of nerves as there was an abundance of both very good shots and bad misses by both sides. David's tomahawk serve was giving Albert problems. The first game ended up a very tight 17-15 for the Juniors. Thereafter the Juniors took advantage of Frank's backhand and won the next two games and the match 3-0. The team score is now Tri-Valley ahead 2-1.

Next Carey was up against Frank. Carey continued to exploit Frank's backhand with some spinny serves. When Frank scored it was usually with his big forehand loop. Carey won a match with many short rallies 3-0. The team score is now deadlocked 2-2.

In a hotly contested fifth match, David took on Brett. Brett won a very intense first game 14-12. David won an equally intense 2nd game 13-11. The third game was again deuce with Brett coming out on top 12-10. David however ran out of gas and could not open effectively, and Brett was more consistent with his backhand blocking and hitting game. Match to Brett 3-1. Team match to Tri-Valley 3-2.

This was a very closely contested, fun, and exciting match for all involved. There were hearty handshakes both before and after the match by all the players.

Lincoln Square lost to Tri-Valley Rocks 5 2-3

  • Kenny lost to Albert 2:3 (15-13, 11-5, 6-11 4-11, 4-11)
  • Carey lost to Brett 1:3 (11-9, 5-11, 9-11, 3-11)
  • Kenny/David over Albert/Frank 3:0 (15-13, 11-7, 11-6)
  • Carey over Frank 3:0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-7)
  • David lost to Brett 1:3 (12-14, 13-11, 10-12, 6-11)

U6600 02/19 The Incredibles I vs. SF CRS

(Peter Chen, Terry Tam, Spencer Chase, Michael Sung, Ming Zhang, Jim Chai)(Michael and Peter. Photos courtesy of Dan Lin)

The incredible winning streak of the MSC teams has been snapped!

Before the sad evening, MSC teams had won ten team contests in a row. On 2/19, there were four team contests scheduled and they won three of them. The fourth one between San Francisco CRS and the Incredibles turned out to be heart breaking.

Michael of the Incredibles had a great start. He beat the legendary Peter Chen fairly easily. However, Ming was in trouble versus Terry. In the first game, Ming had a commanding lead with several game points. However, Terry disrespected the hostile environment to save the game at 15-13. Terry got the momentum and won the 2nd game quickly. Ming did not give up though. He managed to recoup immediately winning the next two games to tie the match. Alas! Terry pulled it through in the final game to win the match!

The doubles match is always crucial in a team contest. Ming and the Incredibles Captain Jim came back from down 1-2 to win the match. They would have lost the match 0:3 hadn't they won their second game 15-13. Now, all Incredibles had to do was win one more match to extend the winning streak to 14!

At this point, the other three contests were over. It was well past 9PM and MSC would close at 10PM! A request to extend the hour to the City attendant had been made.

Spencer from San Francisco CRS turned out to be a party pooper! He did not seem to be bothered by driving from San Francisco to southbay after work in a raining night. He determined to stop the Incredibles and he did. Michael's power forehand worked flawlessly earlier wasn't as effective with Spencer's short-pips.

Now, it came down to the decisive match between Jim and Peter. Peter's longpips caused lots of troubles to Jim's shortpips. The style mismatch put Jim in a difficult situation. Peter was the man of the night!

Instead of celebration, 12 of the Incredibles entourage went to lick the wounds in a restaurant until midnight. After all, they still had to eat!

MSC - the Incredibles I lost to San Francisco CRS 2-3
  • Michael over Peter 3:0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-7)
  • Ming lost to Terry 2:3 (13-15, 5-11, 11-6, 12-10, 6-11)
  • Jim/Ming over Terry/Spencer 3:2 (10-12, 15-13, 6-11, 11-6, 11-3)
  • Michael lost to Spencer 1:3 (7-11, 11-6, 11-13, 4-11)
  • James lost to Peter 0:3 (3-11, 4-11, 5-11)

U6600 02/19/08 iGoLogic Inspiration vs. Tri-Valley Rocks 1

(Lang Deng, Paul Lee, Channing Chan, Dennis Ong, Tommy Nguyen, Barry Or, Brian Kim)
(Photo courtesy of Dan Lin)

Writeup by Barry Or

A glance at the BATTF roster page will tell you that Tri-Valley Rocks 1 is stronger than iGoLogic Inspiration --- just look at the average rating of the team members displayed on that page.

Therefore no less than five members of iGoLogic Inspiration arrived more than an hour prior to the scheduled 7:30 start time to warm up. We wanted to make sure we were taking full advantage of our home court by having our players fully warmed up and ready to compete at their absolute peak level of performance. Can you tell just how serious this team takes these matches?

In the first singles match, Tommy Nguyen attacked like a crouching tiger. His opponent couldn't get any more than five points in any game. Tommy just returned from the Northridge tournament filled with untapped energy. Unfortunately for his opponent, he was all to ready to expend that energy in this match.

After seeing Tommy's fighting spirit in the opening match, our long-pips expert Brian Kim played like a hidden dragon in the second singles match. He controlled the match by putting the ball left and right, short and long, fast and slow, and hitting and blocking. Another 3-0 victory for iGoLogic Inspiration.

The third match was the doubles with Tommy using his remaining energy to team with Dennis Ong for yet another 3-0 iGoLogic Inspiration victory -- thanks in large part to Dennis's awesome and skillful play.

With an amazing lineup, fighting spirit, and true inspiration, team iGoLogic Inspiration was able to win the first three matches quickly--- each one 3-0 --- to secure our win this evening. Let's keep it up iGoLogic Teams!

iGoLogic Inspiration over Tri-Valley Rocks 1 3-2

  • Tommy over Paul 3:0 (11-5,11-5,11-5)
  • Brian over Channing 3:0 (13-11,11-3,11-5)
  • Tommy/Dennis over Channing/Lang 3:0 (12-10,11-5,11-9)
  • Brian lost to Lang 1:3 (11-8,8-11,8-11,2-11)
  • Dennis lost to Paul 1:3 (11-5,6-11,11-13,4-11)

U5700 02/19/08 MSC Incredibles III vs. Palo Alto team 2

(Wen Huang, Andrew Chung, Andrew Wong, Roshan Naik, Michael Hsing, Steve Reiling)

Writeup and photo by Dan Lin

The lineup for The Incredibles III this day were veritable rookies. Neither Andrew Chung, Andrew Wong, nor Wen Huang had ever entered a USATT sanctioned tournament. Their BATTF rating was based solely on the USATT singles league rating they received from participating in the Milpitas Sports Center round robin. This rating would be severely tested. Their opponents from Palo Alto fielded a lineup of veterans with a combined total experience of over 60 USATT sanctioned tournaments (that's right - tournaments not just matches).

The lack of experience was evident in the nervous play of both Andrews as they were making many unforced errors. This new environment took them out of their comfort zone and they found it difficult to show their true skills. In fact Andrew Wong said after his doubles match, "I felt like a zombie out there. I wasn't able to do anything".­

We got a bit nervous ourselves during the doubles as he missed almost every forehand in the first two games of this crucial match. But teammate Patrick Wu arrived on the scene then and his presence had a calming influence on the entire team. Later Patrick called a timeout at a critical moment that helped us win the doubles.

That doubles result turned out to be the difference. We were able to come through again and win yet another close tie. After all these super competitive BATTF league matches, I don't think there will be any "rookies" left for long on The Incredibles III.

The Incredibles III march on!

MSC Incredibles III over Palo Alto team 2 3-2

  • Andrew C. lost to Roshan 2:3 (9-11, 11-8, 9-11,11-7, 7-11)
  • Wen over Michael 3:1 (11-8, 3-11, 11-9, 11-6)
  • Wen/Andrew W. over Michael/Steve 3:1 (11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9)
  • Andrew C. over Steve 3:0 (11-8, 11-9, 11-9)
  • Andrew W. lost to Roshan 0:3 (9-11, 14-16, 9-11)

U4800 02/19 MSC Incredibles IV vs. ICC

(Everett Wang, Wilson Ta, Chao Zhang, Arindam Barua, Ashay Patel, Parth Upadhyay, Arjun Desai)

MSC - the Incredibles IV over ICC 3-2

  • Chao over Aashay 3-1 (9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8)
  • Everett over Parth 3-0(11-9, 11-6, 11-5)
  • Everett/Wilson lost to Parth/Arindam 0-3 (14-16,7-11, 8-11)
  • Chao over Arindam 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-5)
  • Wilson lost to Aashay 2-3 (11-4, 11-7, 10-12, 4-11, 7-11)

U3900 02/16/08 Tri-Valley Rocks 5 vs ICC

(Brett Jackson, Diane Jiang, Ed Ng, Matthew Tran, Aarsh Shah, Pranav Mohan)

Tri-Valley Rocks 5 Lost to ICC 1-4

  • Diane lost to Mathew 0:3 (5-11, 5-11, 7-11).
  • Brett lost to Aarsh 2:3 (8-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8, 12-14)
  • Diane/Ed lost to Mathew/Pranav 1:3 (8-11, 11-6, 10-12, 6-11)
  • Brett over Pranav 3:1 (11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5)
  • Ed lost to Aarsh 1:3 (11-6, 8-11, 10-12, 6-11)

U4800 2008 BATTF 02/16/08 PATTC vs. Concord Crushers

(Prachi Jha, Justin So, Arun Jha, Alex Varady, Yuri Kretov, Westley Boot)

Concord Crushers beat Palo Alto Team 4 4-1
  • Wesley lost to Justin 0-3 (8-11, 5-11, 5-11)
  • Alex over Arun 3-2 (13-11, 11-5, 7-11, 10-12, 11-2)
  • Wesley/Kim over Arun/Prachi 3-2 (11-5, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8)
  • Kim over Justin 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 11-3)
  • Alex over Prachi 3-1 (11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-4)

U5700 02/16/08 iGoLogic Innovation vs LCBC

(Chiping Zhou, Lu Yu, Wilten Wu, Mark Johnson, Barry Or, Michael Liu, Peter Tsang)

iGoLogic Innovation over LCBC 5-0

  • Michael over Lu 3:2 (9-11,11-4,11-6,6-11,11-3)
  • Peter over ChiPing 3:0 (11-4,11-6,11-9)
  • Michael/Mark over Lu/Leland 3:1 (8-11,11-6,11-8,11-8)
  • Peter over Leland 3:0 (11-2,11-8,11-7)
  • Mark over ChiPing 3:0 (13-11,11-6,11-8)

U4800 02/16/08 SFTTC vs. ICC 4800

(Paul Pan, Joseph Macasocol, John Li, Kevin Lin, Aashay Patel, Parth Upadhyay, Arjun Desai, Aarsh Vyas)

SFCTTC over ICC 3-2

  • Paul over Arjun 3:0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-9)
  • Kevin lost to Parth 2:3 (11-5, 9-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-13)
  • Kevin/John lost to Arjun/Aashay 2:3 (9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 10-12)
  • Paul over Aashay 3:0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-7)
  • John over Parth 3:0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-5)

U5700 2/16/08 Incredibles II vs. Sunnyvale Team 2008

(Lisa Li, Alex Zhang, Winston Chen, Bo Ding, Chao Zhang, Bruce Liu)

by Chao Zhang

Sunnyvale Team 2008 challenged MSC The Incredibles II on February 16th. Sunnyvale’s lineup consisted of chopper Lisa Li with inverted rubber on one side and long-pips rubber on the other side, Winston Chen with his over-the-rainbow-toss signature service, and two-winged looper Alex Zhang. MSC Incredibles II countered with lefty Bo Ding and his super-spin service, forehand power looper Bruce Liu, and 2007 USATT U1500 national champion Chao Zhang.

After the first four matches, the team contest was dead even at 2:2. Bo appeared invincible in defeating Lisa and Winston in his two singles matches. Alex had upset Bruce in singles and then paired with Winston to defeat Bruce and Chao in the doubles.

The final showdown came down to the match between Lisa and Chao in a very tense atmosphere. But the first two games were just as one-sided as could be. There was only one word to describe Lisa’s chopping and smashing - beautiful.

On the other hand, Chao didn’t seem to be capable of playing at that same level. He just couldn’t read the spin that Lisa put on with either the smooth rubber or the long-pips rubber and became more and more frustrated as the match wore on. During the breaks, both Nelson Yu and Bruce tried to inspire him to a spiritual - if not downright religious - belief in himself.

But the reality was still cruel since it didn’t take Lisa long to lead again 7:3 in the third game. Chao called a time-out before the gap widened even further, and it proved later to be a wise move and the turning point of the match.

After the time-out, for some unknown reason, Chao turned into a real Incredible. He managed to come back to 7:7 only to get right back down again at 7:10. But he miraculously saved three match points and dragged the game to deuce. Lisa had a couple more match points after that, but Chao just wouldn’t give in and let her go with the victory. Chao saw his first game point come at 14:13 and he converted it. Game on!

Chao sustained this level of play and won the fourth game. So the outcome of this contest would come down to a climactic fifth and final game of the fifth and final match between these two teams. This match had become so dramatic that it had drawn and held the attention of everyone in the gym at this point.

The fifth game went neck and neck until Lisa broke away to take an apparently decisive lead at 10:8 and two more match points. During the next point Lisa chopped the ball right on Chao's base line. Due only to his raw instinct, Chao was able to reflexively return the ball - but high, slow and close to the net. Lisa rushed forward but - inconceivably - missed this easy shot. Chao felt resurrected and bumped his chest like King Kong. Then he fearlessly looped and smashed to win the next three points and this epic battle against all odds.

This was a great tie and both teams demonstrated skill and sportsmanship. The 3-hour play left everybody with many memorable moments and was a true showcase of what the BATTF league can be. The moral of this story? That's easy... “Never give up! Never surrender!”

MSC - the Incredibles over Sunnyvale Team 2008 3-2

  • Bo over Lisa 3:1 (12-10, 7-11, 11-5, 11-5)
  • Bruce lost to Alex 1:3 (7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 8-11)
  • Chao/Bruce lost to Winston/Alex 1:3 (9-11, 4-11, 11-9, 8-11)
  • Bo Ding over Winston 3:1 (11-6, 13-11, 7-11, 11-2)
  • Chao over Lisa 3:2 (7-11, 4-11, 15-13, 11-8, 12-10)

U5700 02/16/08 MSC Incredibles III vs. Tri-Valley Rock 3

(ZiHui Wang, Qu Cheng, Yiang Han, Dan Lin, Qingmin Liu, Wen Huang)

MSC - the Incredibles III over Tri-Valley Rocks 3 4-1

  • Wen lost to Yiang 2:3 (9-11, 11-8, 12-10, 6-11, 6-11)
  • Dan over ZiHui 3:0 (11-8, 11-4, 11-3)
  • Wen/Qingmin over ZiHui/Qu 3:0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-4)
  • Dan over Qu 3:0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-6)
  • Qingmin over Yiang 3:1 (11-5, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6)

U5700 2/13/08 ICC Team 1 vs. Tri-Valley Rocks 2

(Robert Wei, Peter Chung, Channing Chan, Ankur Patel, Nash Darukhanawala, Dangsheng Liang)

ICC Team 1 lost to Tri-Valley Rocks 2 2-3

  • Ankur over Robert 3:2 (11-6, 6-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6)
  • Nash over Peter 3:1 (11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-5)
  • Nash/Liang lost to Peter/Channing 0:3 (8-11, 8-11, 7-11)
  • Ankur lost to Channing 2:3 (11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 10-12)
  • Liang lost to Robert 0:3 (14-16, 5-11, 5-11)

U6600 2/10/08 Cupertino Y-Primo vs. SFCRS

(Fernando Chang, Wei Chen, Mark Kent, Spencer Chase, Terry Tam, Sally Su)

Cupertino Y-Primo lost to SFCRS 2-3

  • Fernando over Spencer 3:0 (12-10, 11-5, 15-13)
  • Wei lost to Sally 1:3 (11-5, 5-11, 10-12, 14-16)
  • Wei/Mark lost to Terry/Sally 1:3 (7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 15-17)
  • Fernando over Terry 3:1 (7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-5)
  • Mark lost to Spencer 0:3 (8-11, 8-11, 9-11)

U5700 2/9/08 Palo Alto Team 2 vs. Sunnyvale Team 2008

(Gabriel Reder, Yufeng Li, Steven Li, Richard Li, Winston Chen, Alex Zhang)

Palo Alto Team 2 lost to Sunnyvale Team 2008 0-5

  • Gabriel lost to Richard 0:3 (4-11,11-13,12-14)
  • Steven lost to Alex 2:3 (13-11,5-11,9-11,14-12,9-11)
  • Steven/Yufeng lost to Alex/Winston 0:3 (10-12,7-11,9-11)
  • Gabriel lost to Winston 0:3 (7-11,2-11,8-11)
  • Yufeng lost to Richard 0:3 (5-11,7-11,4-11)

U5700 02/09/08 Tri-Valley Rocks 2 vs Electromax

(Nancy Li, Sammy Chu, Dell Chen, Peter Chung, Channing Chan, Robert Wei)

Tri-Valley 2 won over Electromax 3-2
  • Channing over Dell 3:2 (11-8, 10-12, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8)
  • Peter lost to Nancy 2:3 (4-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-1, 5-11)
  • Channing/Robert over Dell/Sammy 3:2 (11-6, 11-8, 12-14, 5-11, 11-6)
  • Peter over Sammy 3:1 (17-15, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6)
  • Robert lost to Nancy 1:3 (7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 5-11)

U6600 02/09/08 The Incredibles I vs. Tri-Valley Rocks 1

(Johnny Huang, Deng Lang, Kock Loe, Joey Hu, Ming Zhang, Jim Chai, Henry Sit, Nelson Yu. The Incredibles were in uniform. The photo was taken after the team contest.)

MSC - The Incredibles I over Tri-Valley Rocks 1 3-2

  • Ming over Lang 3:2 (9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7)
  • Joey over Lock 3:2 (11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 7-11, 11-2)
  • Ming/Henry lost to Lang/Johnny 2:3 (10-12, 11-9, 14-12, 14-16, 9-11)
  • Joey over Johnny 3:0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-8)
  • Henry lost to Kock 1:3 (6-11, 9-11, 11-5, 6-11)

U5700 02/09/08 The Incredibles II vs. Tri-Valley Rocks 3

(Wei Chen, ZiHui Wang, Qu Cheng, Radu Licea, Aaron Hui, Bruce Liu)

MSC - The Incredibles II over Tri-Valley Rocks 3 3-2

  • Bruce over ZiHui 3:0 (14-12, 13-11, 11-9)
  • Aaron lost to Qu 1:3 (7-11, 11-8, 5-11, 6-11)
  • Aaron/Radu over Wei/Qu 3:0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-9)
  • Bruce over Wei 3:1 (9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7)
  • Radu lost to ZiHui 1:3 (5-11, 6-11, 14-12, 3-11)

U5700 2/9/08 MSC Incredibles III vs. Cupertino Y-Exige

(Umesh Kukreja, Chew Wong, Howard Shi, Patrick Wu, Joey Lin, Andrew Wong)

MSC Incredibles III over YMCA Y-Exige 3-2

  • Patrick lost to Howard 2:3 (10-12, 11-13, 11-7, 11-6, 8-11)
  • Andrew over Umesh 3-1 (9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9)
  • Andrew/Joey over Chew/Umesh 3:0 (11-5, 11-4, 11-3)
  • Patrick over Chew 3:0 (11-2, 11-3, 12-10)
  • Joey lost to Howard 3:0 (12-14, 9-11, 6-11)

U3900 02/09/08 The Incredibles V vs. Tri-Valley Rocks 5

(Frank Huang, Albert Pinto, Brett Jackson, Rico Zhou, Claire Yeh, Lou Montes)

(Jerome Poon and 10-year-old Rico Zhou)

The Incredibles V over Tri-Valley Rocks 5 3 -2
  • Lou lost to Albert 2:3 (9-11,5-11,11-8,12-10,7-11)
  • Rico lost to Brett 1:3 (10-12,9-11,11-6,8-11)
  • Lou/Claire over Brett/Frank 3:1 (11-6,12-10,10-12,11-6)
  • Rico over Frank 3:1 (11-6,11-5, 16-18, 11-6)
  • Claire over Albert 3:1 (6-11,11-8,14-12,11-9)

Yau-Man Chan Strikes Again!

(Photos courtesy of CBC Survivors: Fuji)


Yau-Man Chan who plays in the Concord U4800 team will compete again in the Survivor. He was invited back because his superb performance in the Survivor: Fiji in the previous seasons.
Premieres will be on Thursday, February - yes tonight at 8PM!

Yau-man was one of the fan favorites in Survivors: Fiji. He worn Waldner sneaker at the time and he will be in a Joola shirt this season! What a table tennis ambassador!

U3900 02/05/08 The Incredibles V vs. Palo Alto Team 5

(Kanak Jha, Vuong Mai, Zoltan Gode, Tetsuro Hirouji, Larry Lee, Wilson Ta)

The Incredibles IV over Palo Alto Team 5 4 -1
  • Wilson over Zoltan 3:0 (11-5,11-6,11-6)
  • Tetsuro lose Vuong 0:3 (7-11,5-11,10-12)
  • Tetsuro/Larry over Vuong /Kanak 3:0 (11-3,11-6,12-10)
  • Wilson over Kanak 3:2 (9-11,11-9, 9-11, 11-9 11-9)
  • Larry over Zoltan 3:0 (11-9,11-8,11-2)

U4800 02/05/08 MSC Incredibles IV vs Cupertino Y-Defenders

(Gordon Yuan, Anatoliy Rudenko , Mario D'Ortenzio, Chao Zhang, Claire Yeh, Gary Barretto)

MSC Incredibles IV over Cupertino Y-Defenders 4-1

  • Chao over Mario 3:2 (9-11,11-8,11-7,7-11,11-7)
  • Gary over Gordon 3:2 (6-11,11-9,9-11,12-10,11-6)
  • Gary/Claire over Mario/Anatoliy 3:2 (11-6, 5-11, 11-7, 12-14, 11-3)
  • Chao over Anatoliy 3:0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-9)
  • Claire lost to Gordon 1:3 (6-11, 6-11, 11-8, 6-11)

U6600 02/05/08 iGoLogic Inspiration vs. Cupertino YMCA - Primo

(Brian Kim, Barry Or, Wayne Lo, Dennis Ong, Mark Kent, David Chu, Fernando Chang. Team Primo was glowing!)

This contest was arguably the most exciting one in the 2008 seasons so far. The first four matches all went to the fifth game and were split at 2-2!

The contest started at 7:30PM sharp and finished 15 minutes after 10PM! All other tables had been taken down when the fifth match was playing. Everyone still in the gym was watching. Brian Kim's heroic win in the fifth match rocked the house.

An immediate celebration by MSC players was held at the Nutrition House at Milpitas Plaza. Players did not leave until mid-night!

It was some serious contest! iGoLogic brought their own banner! Sorry you missed it!:-)

iGoLogic Innovation over Cupertino YMCA - Primo 3-2

  • Dennis over David 3:2 (11-9,6-11,11-5,10-12,13-11)
  • Wayne lost to Fernando 2:3 (3-11,11-4,10-12,14-12,9-11)
  • Dennis/Brian to David/Mark 2:3 (8-11,12-10,5-11,11-5,8-11)
  • Wayne over Mark 3:2 (10-12,11-7,11-8,3-11,11-5)
  • Brian over Fernando 3:1 (14-12,11-8,14-16,11-7)

U5700 02/03/08 YMCA Exige vs ICC

(Ankur Patel, Nash Darukhanawala, Sang Nguyen, Homa Wong, Chew Wong, Goerge Zhao, Xiaohan Huang, Howard Shi)

Due to an unintentional error on the sum of the rating, the combined rating of the three ICC players exceeded the team cap. (5722 > 5700) BATTF would record the result as 3-2, ICC. The BATTF will discuss how to handle this situation in case it happens again.

YMCA Exige lost to ICC 0-5

  • Chew lost to Ankur 1:3 (10-12, 9-11, 11-8, 5-11)
  • Howard lost to Nash 2:3 (11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 18-20)
  • Howard/Homa lost to Ankur/Sang 2:3 (8-11, 11-4, 5-11, 11-7, 7-11)
  • Chew lost to Sang 1:3 (6-11, 5-11, 11-3, 5-11)
  • Homa lost to Nash 0:3 (4-11, 9-11, 7-11)

2008 BATTF League Opening Weekend

18 out of 34 teams played in 4 bay area clubs on the BATTF League kickoff weekend!

10 team played on Saturday in the Milpitas Sports Center! The competition was fierce. 4 out of 5 team contests went to the fifth match. One of the team contest was even determined by 2 points in the fifth game in the fifth match!

Don't believe me? Watch this:-)

First matches of the season by Voltaire Benedicto and Michael Sung:

Lots of actions!

Stay tune for the Elite Division. The first event is schedule on 3/16/2008 at India Community Center.

U4800 02/03/08 The Incredibles IV vs. Concord Crushers

(Jorome Poon, Joey Lin, Everett Wang, Chao Zhao, Yuri Kretov, David Kant, Alex Varady, Wesley Boot)

The Incredibles IV over Concord Crushers 4 -1

  • Joey over Alex 3:1 (10-12,12-10,11-8,11-9)
  • Everett over David 3:0 (11-7,14-12,11-4)
  • Jerome/Everett over Yuri/David 3:0 (11-3,11-7,11-3)
  • Jerome lost to Alex 2:3 (9-11,10-12,12-10,11-4,12-14)
  • Joey over Yuri 3:0 (11-4,11-4,11-6)

U4800 02/02/08 Palo Alto Team 4 vs. Stanford

(Bobby Wei, Matt Mao, Tomahiro Matasura, Alam Sha, Tien Tran, Prachi Jha)

Stanford lost to Palo Alto Team 4 1-4
  • Tomohiro Namura lost to Prachi Jha 2:3 (11-3, 11-7, 7-11, 10-12, 9-11)
  • Bobby Wei lost to Alam Sha 0-3 (5-11, 3-11, 9-11)
  • Matt Mao & Bobby Wei lost to Alam Sha and Tien Tran 0-3 (7-11, 11-13, 10-12)
  • Matt Mao lost to Prachi Jha 1-3 (9-11, 9-11, 11-3, 7-11)
  • Tomohiro Namura won over Tien Tran 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-9)

Elite Division Highlight Video


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