NHK Card remains undefeated in the PBA Team League Round 3, with Hana Card closing in on second place.
On the fifth day of the third round of the Welcome Savings Bank PBA Team League 2023-2024 at the Goyang Kintex PBA Stadium in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, the NHK Card won their fifth straight game against SK Rent-a-Car with a set score of 4:2 to remain in sole possession of first place (5 wins and 14 points).
Hana Card swept the Huons 4:1 in straight sets to move into second place (4 W, 1 L, 11 P), closing in on leader NHK Card.
Crown HaeTae and Welcome Savings Bank defeated Blue One Resort and Hi-One Resort, respectively, by a set score of 4:1, with Crown HaeTae moving into third place (3W1L, 9P) and Welcome Savings Bank jumping to fourth place (3W1L, 8P).
The NHK Card won against SK Rent-a-Car, who had a busy road ahead of them.
In the first set, Cho Jae-ho partnered with Kim Hyun-woo for a high-run 10-point performance to defeat Nguyen Dinh Nai (VIETNAM) 11:1 in just two games, and Kim Min-ah and Kim Bomi defeated Kang Ji-eun and Hida Orie (JPN) 9:5 (4 games) to win their 10th straight women’s doubles match in two sets.
The NHL Cards dropped a set in the third set as Minh Cam (VIETNAM) fell 13:15 (11 games) to Eddie Lepens (BEL), but Oh Sung-wook and Kim Bomi defeated Lepens-Hida 9:8 (8 games) in the fourth set.
In the fifth set, Cho Jae-ho lost 11:2 (3 games) to Kang Dong-gung to cut the deficit to 2:3, but in the sixth set, Kim Min-ah defeated Kang Ji-eun 9:4 (7 games) to win the match.
Hanacard added three points to their tally by defeating the Huons in straight sets, 4:1, thanks to a two-win performance from ‘Vietnamese Express’ Nguyen Quoc Nguyen.
Nguyen teamed up with Shin Jeong-ju in the first set to defeat Semi Signer (Turkiye) and Kim Bong-chul 11:5 (6 games), and then sealed the win with an 11:1 win over Signer in five games in the fifth set with the team leading 3:1.
Welcome Savings Bank and Crown Hae-tae both had their ‘team leaders’ lead their teams to three straight wins. 안전놀이터
Welcome Savings Bank defeated High One Resort 4:1 thanks to Seo Hyun-min’s two first- and fourth-set doubles wins, while Crown Hae-tae swept Blue One Resort 4:1 as Kim Jae-geun recorded a pair of first- and third-set wins.
On Day 6 of the third round of the PBA Team League, Eswai, who had a day off, will take on Blue One Resort at 12:30 p.m., followed by Hana Card at 3:30 p.m. against SK Rent-a-Car.
At 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Crown HaeTae and Welcome Savings Bank will attempt to extend their League 4 winning streaks against Hi-One Resort and Huonce, respectively. Leader NH Card will have a day off.