England held Japan to a four-all draw at their international table tennis meeting in Torquay, England, on Wednesday (April 18).
England held Japan to a four-all draw at their international table tennis meeting in Torquay, England, on Wednesday (April 18). The match was one of three internationals the Japanese were scheduled to play in England following the recent world championships in Yugoslavia.
The Japanese table tennis team last visited England in October 1970.
SYNOPSIS: Torquay, the English south-coast seaside resort, was the venue on Wednesday for the first of the international table-tennis matches the Japanese team were due to play in England. Before the first of the day's four matches -- in which the English team held the visitors to a four-all draw -- the town's mayor presented members of the Japanese team with commemorative plaques.
The first match was a ladies' singles, between Mrs. Karenza Mathews of England and Miss Sachiko Yokata of Japan. The visiting girl won the game; twenty-one/nineteen to twenty-one/twelve. The Japanese teams were fresh from the world championships in Yugoslavia.
The men's singles -- and D???nis N???al??? beat his visiting opponent, T. Tasaka, twenty-one/thirteen; twenty-one/nine.
The Japanese team last played in England in October, 1970. The current team has four men and four women players -- all highly ranked in international table tennis.