For the first time in the 2017-2018 Super League playoff semifinals, No.1 Shanghai dropped a set against No.4 Sichuan. Nevertheless, the defending champions managed to win the next three, partially 25-18, 25-20, 12-25, 25-21, and advance to the big finals with a 3-0 in the series.
Wang Jingyi was the most efficient player on the winning side as he scored 19 points. Zhang Zhejia added 5 kill blocks. In Sichuan, who once again could not count on the injured Cuban outside hitter Leonardo Leyva, Du Haixiang and Peng Shikun collected 16 points apiece.
Shanghai and Beijing will play the finals for the third straight time, the fourth time in the past five seasons. The final series will be played in the best-of-seven format.
To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our CHN National Championship 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page.