Nigerian duo of Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun clinched the fourth national men’s table tennis crown with Sporting after thrashing Sao Roque CD 3-0 in the second leg of the play-off finalat the Multipurpose Room of the Stadium of Alvalade in Lisbon.
Quadri was in action for the team and helped the team to a 3-0 win in the second leg at the weekend after a nervy 3-2 win in the first leg of the play-off final played on Wednesday May 14.
The singles match between Aruna Quadri and Zhao Tianming saw the African number one claiming a 3-1 ((12-10, 6-11, 3-11, 6-11) win.
Tiago Li, a junior player, and João Monteiro returned to play a very disputed game, the longest of the match, which was won by Tiago Li of Sao Roque 3-2 (8-11, 11-9, 11 -8, 9-11, 11-3) with the home team having an advantage in the meeting.
Diogo Carvalho tied the game with a 3-0 (6-11, 6-11, 10-12) win over Nuno Henriques and everything was decided in the last match between Zhao Tianming and João Monteiro.
The Portuguese Olympian was not surprised and won 3-1 (9-11, 5-11, 11-9, 3-11), putting Sporting ahead in the Final.