It’s the clash between master and apprentice in Russia’s Ural Region Men’s Volleyball League as the Academy takes on the Miltary in a highly anticipated clash.
The Ural Academy boys are flying right now and are currently on a four-game winning streak, including a 3-0 thumping of Ural Miltary in their most recent outing.
Despite starting the tournament well, the Ural Miltary is not in the best of shape, losing four out of their past five including that most recent straight-sets loss to the Academy and will want to make amends.
The Ural Miltary team are a proud unit and will want to prove to the region that they are still a contender in this hotly contested tournament, however, the Academy team is on an absolute roll right now and will be hard to beat.
If the Miltary team can win a set, consider it a win on their part.
The Setka Cup of Table Tennis Women’s division has been a fascinating tournament to follow and tonight’s match (AU time) between Yana Mikhailik and Svitlana Yureneva is set to be a beauty.
Yana Mikhailik goes into this game coming off a big 3-2 win against the highly fancied Anastasia Mydvetskaya which has seen her rise to prominence in the Setka Cup Women’s scene.
Mikhailik has now won six of her first eight games and many are starting to believe that this could be the start of another legendary women’s Ping Pong dynasty.
She goes into this game the clear favourite of Svitlana Yureneva who has lost seven of her past eight games and is really struggling to find that legendary form we’ve come to know and love from previous Setka Cup and other women’s Table Tennis tournaments around the Ukraine and Russia.
Yureneva is a proud player though, and she will prove not to be an easybeat, so I wouldn’t put it beyond her to come out all guns blazing and win the first match – but Yana Mikhailik should continue on her winning ways but I’m happy to take Svitlana to win the first game.
Another lovely, yet very Melbourne day is on the cards according to the Bureau of Meteorology today:
“Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower later tonight. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h. Top of 25 degrees.”
A great day, as always, to stay inside.
For what it’s worth, my weather app on my phone suggests that the first decimal place will be an odd number in the 2 pm temperature, so based on the fact that phone apps and the internet are always accurate, I’m backing the odd in this one.
Breezy northerly winds, temperatures in the low to mid 20s, and lots of sunshine across the suburbs. The city rises to 24C, possibly 25C. Lots of sunshine during the day. Cloud thickens late afternoon, but it stays dry until after midnight. 7NEWS meteorologist @JaneBunn. #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/TTdRKvuLDW
— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) April 14, 2020