Sun, 06 Aug 2000

Top clubs cruise to semifinals

JAKARTA (JP): Gani Artha and NHI 'A', both from Bandung, West Java, were fighting for the final berth in the men's team of the fourth Indocement Cup table tennis open tournament here on Saturday.

Gani Artha, who beat Kuda Laut club 3-0, will challenge host Tiga Roda 'A' who narrowly defeated favorite Surya 'C' 3-2 in the quarterfinals on Saturday morning.

NHI 'A' beat another favorite Surya 'B' 3-0 to set up a semifinal match with Pupuk Kaltim 'A', who beat Spirit 'A' 3-1.

The NHI women's team also manage to beat favorite Surya 'C' 3- 1 to challenge Gani Artha in the final of the tournament, which has Rp 51.7 million prize money. Gani Artha outclassed another favorite Surya 'B' 3-0.

The singles and doubles events were still being played as of press time. The semifinals and finals of all events will be held on Sunday.(ivy)