Here are the results from tonight.
Shaze win 15-12 against Maverics. Yoddhas are out and so are Maverics!
What a way to end the night! Polcanova wins a long rally to pull one back and make it 1-2 with a 11-10 win over Han Ying!
It's 10-10. We are into the golden point!
Both the players making some silly errors. Han Ying leads 9-7!
Cracking rally! Finally it's Polcanova's backhand that earns her the point. Good defens amidst a barrage of Han Ying forehands!
We are into the final game of the evening.
Maverics haven't been able to restrict their decline. Polcanova loses the second game 8-11 against Han Ying. Shaze Challengers now lead 15-11.
Han Ying has taken the first game 11-3 against Polcanova. Shaze Challengers have now won the tie and lead 14-11!
Li Ping sweeps it 3-0 with a 11-10 win in the third game. What a comeback this from the Challengers. They now lead 13-11.
Some breathtaking rallies in this game. Apolonia seems to be winning these long ones. It's 9-9!
Another cracking rally. Li Ping depended on just lobs and erred on one. He still has a three point lead at 8-5!
Li ping takes the second game 11-9. Some cracking rallies in that game. Apolonia trails 0-2 in the match.
What a sensational rally. Sharath Kamal is in awe of that point. Apolonia covers considerable ground on his backhand returns and keeps his balance to win the point.
It's neck and neck in the second game at 7-7. Apolonia has recovered well after being comprehensively beaten in the first game.
Apolonia covers good ground and unleashes a thumping forehand topspin to make it 5-3 in his favour.
So that's it then, RPSG miss out on qualifying for the semis!
A dominant performance from Li Ping to take the first game 11-4 against Apolonia.
Another backhand goes wide. Li Ping has 6 game points!
Li Ping just too strong for Apolonia. He has taken a 5 point lead at 7-2.
Li Ping has a 5-2 lead in the first gam against Apolonia.
Match eight of the tie - Li Ping will take on Tiago Apolonia. 6 points on offer. Maverics need all six of them! They lead 11-10.
Han Ying breezes through a 3-0 sweep over Archana Kamath. There was very little that Kamath could do with Han Ying mixing attack and defense really well. This 3-0 loss could hurt Maverics.
Han Ying leads 5-2. A cracking rally where Kamath was on the back foot but still did well to counter them. She looks a bit down in confidence.
Han Ying easing through the second game with a 11-6 win over Kamath. She leads 2-0. Archana sparkled in bits but a lot of unforced errors hampered her.
Ying wins 6 points on the bounce, taking 6-game points. Kamath saves a point but that was that as Challengers seal their spot in the knockouts with Ying's 11-5 win over Kamath.
Han Ying on the attack now. She leads 6-0 in the second game. You could see clear gulf in the play between the experienced and inexperienced player.
The 17-year old has shown a lot of heart it was 4-4 until the ball was battered for 21-shots before it took the top of the net handing Han Ying the lead. Tough on Kamath.
Archana Kamath to face the undefeated Han Ying
Soumyajit hits a killer smash and then thumps his chest as he wins the 3rd game 11-8 and takes the match 2-1. What a game. Soumyajit finally letting out some emotions. He had an intense practice session ahead of this game and has stolen a crucial point from Maverics.
Soumyajit leads 8-6 in the third game. This is getting tense. Sharath constantly motivating Fegerl.
Fegerl hanging in there. A couple of powerful forehand top spins cuts the lead down to one. It's 8-9!
Sharath Kamal was so disappointed with the loss that he went down to Fegerl and had a word of advise for him. The emotions are flying out!
Fegerl's stunning down the line stroke takes him up by two match points, but then Ghosh brings out his A game. First a stunning angular shot and then Ghosh creates room on the recieve to smash it down the line to take into the golden point. And he even manages to win the golden point to take 2nd game. He raises his hand not in celebration but in apology as the final point came of the edge of the racquet. Tie: 11-6 in Maverick's favour.
Rapid exchange of counter and several blocks is ensuring the game will go down the wire. 8-9 in Fegerl favour.
Ghosh unleashes an unplayable smash down the line and another flat hit on the shorter side of the table, to save two match points, but the last point was a unusual as Ghosh missed to smash a high ball as he ended up smashing it straight into the net. Tie: 11-5 in Mavericks' favour. Fun fact: Challengers need 2 points to qualify for the knockout round, while Mavericks need 6 more.
Fegerl has comeback into the game as he sights 1st win in the match with 3 game points.
Ghosh has been strong with quality loops and counters, he leads 5-2.
Stefan Fegerl v Soumyajit Ghosh
Solja hits it wide and Winter takes the final game (11-6) and with that 2 points of Match 5. Tie score reads 10-5
Winter kept lobbing the ball from way far off the table, though it was a long rally but Sojla wins it with flat shot down the line.
Winter has raced away to 9 points, Solja trails by 4 points.
Solja takes the second game and now the final game will be the decider. Both the Germans have displayed some skill! Tie score: Mavericks 9 - Challengers 5
Solja has come back strong in game 2. She has ran away with a 6-game points lead.
Winter pips Solja 11-10. Wow! The game had everything! Mavericks get a 5-point lead in the tie. Their dream of qualifying is realising with every passing game.
Short touches, 20-shot rallies, break points, counters, fishing shots, inside out forehands and after spinning shots. It is 10-10. Golden point.
Preview: RP-SG Mavericks take on the in-form Shazé Challengers in the final day of the league stage of Ultimate Table Tennis 2017. While Falcons TTC and Dabang Smashers have already booked their places in the last four, tonight's tie will decide the other two semi-finalists.
Falcons TTC held a slender 7-5 lead over DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches in the crucial tie as the race for knockout spots heated up in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Briton Liam Pitchford put Falcons ahead with a 3-0 (11 -6, 11-4, 11-9) win over Harmeet Desai in the men's singles, the tie's opening clash.
Sutirtha Mukherjee rallied strongly to pull off a surprise 2-1 (7-11, 11-5, 11-9) win over China-born Portuguese international Fu Yu in the women's singles to extend Falcons' lead to 5-1.
Next up was mixed doubles where Harmeet Desai and his China-born Austrian partner Liu Jia of Maharashtra United won the opening two games before Sanil Shetty and Lee Ho Ching pulled one back for Falcons, who led 6-3 after three matches.
Portuguese Joao Monteiro of Maharashtra United won the first two games convincingly but Sweden's Par Gerell clinched the third in the men's singles to help Falcons stay ahead at 7-5. Five more matches remain in the ongoing tie.
With inputs from PTI
Published Date: Jul 27, 2017 11:26 pm | Updated Date: Jul 27, 2017 11:27 pm
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