Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) 2017, highlights: Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas register first win 15-12 against Shazé Challengers

Jul, 17 2017 IST

Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) 2017, highlights: Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas register first win 15-12 against Shazé Challengers
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    First win for the Yoddhas and we will leave you with the winning moment, as we prepare to say goodbye to another hard-fought but enthralling day of table tennis. We will be back tomorrow to bring you live score and updates from the day 6 of Ultimate Table Tennis. We will be having DHFL Maharashtra United fighting against RP-SG Mavericks. Some big names in Wong Chung Ting and India's table tennis poster boy Sharath Kamal will dazzle us with their performances, so we look forward for your company tomorrow and thank you for joining us today. 

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    Match results of Day 5:

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    Doo Hoi Kem won the all-important final match without dropping a game and she is adjudged the Foriegn Player of the Tie

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    Soumyajit Ghosh played out of his skin to get the better off Nigeria's Aruna Quadri in the opening game and he is named the Indian Player of the Tie

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    The tie went right into the final match with scores level in the match 8, though the last match was won 3-0 by Doo Hoi Kem, the intensity and the level of competition was top notch. Another first-rate finish in the ultimate Table Tennis league.

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    Final Tie score Oilmax-stag Yoddhas win their first match in UTT with 15 points to 12 points of Shaze Challengers.

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    Solja tries to curve it from the outside of the racquet to get some extra spin on it, they call it 'strawberry' in Table Tennis and it ends up in mid-net and Doo takes all 3-games in the final match! Flawless by Doo Hoi Kem! Simply incredible!

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    Doo Hoi Kem is not given an inch, though Solja hasn't done much wrong but Doo Hei Kem has taken it to 10-8. 

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    Last game might not change who wins the tie, but very important in the context of the competition.

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    Solja tried to get on the front foot quickly, she tried to take the attack off her serve but she hits it far and wide and there goes the tie. Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas takeimprobable lead in the tie 14 to Shaze Challengers 12, with one game remaining.

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    Solja has returned with some poise, but Doo is commanding the speed of the game! Fantastic aggressive table tennis by both the foreign internationals.

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    Doo takes the first point with a super backhand flick into the far corner, then a beautiful piece of play by both the Paddlers, but Doo tries to go low and then play the top spinning forehand, but the ball is too low for the shot, she ends up netting it. TIGHT, VERY TIGHT, it is 5-5!

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    Doo Hoi Kem takes the first game 11-9, two strong blows, first was returned but though she managed to get contact on the follow up, the ball crashed into the net. Doo Hoi Kem lets out a roar!

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    If it wasn't tight enough it is 9-9 now!

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    Solja has been superb here. Very good in the counter and Doo Hoi Kem faulters as she nets it, Solja gets ahead by a point.

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    Edge of the table and Doo gets the lucky point, unfortunate for Solja as this breaks her momentum. She was leading 4-2, but Doo has returned strongly to make it 4-5.

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    Match 9  Women's Singles - Petrissa Solja (SC) v Doo Hoi Kem (OSY)

    This match's winner will determine the winner of the Tie. Pressure. Solja gets us underway, here we go! 

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    Pucar's block goes wide and a service error follows. Li Ping has won the game and the all-important 1 point to make it level after 8 matches it is 12-12 in the Tie.

    So it all boils down to the final game! Literally nothing separates the Yoddhas and Challengers!

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    Pucar roars as Ping puts it wide, it is 9-9. Nail biting.

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    Excellent counter by the big Croatioan. He is making it tough for Li Ping, who is almost twice highly ranked than him. 8-9 to Ping.

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    Service error! Would you believe it? Pucar errs in service and Li Ping takes the match into game 3 (6-11), if Li Ping wins the final game, we go into match no. 9 with 12 apiece to each side.

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    Out of Li Ping's reach, Pucar places it to perfection right into the edge of the mid table, no chance for Li Ping. Pucar trails 6-9.

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    Pucar tried to played it smartly in the right corner, but an alert Li Ping puts it back into the game and Pucar returns is wide, Li Ping lead 8 to 4 in the second game.

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    Brilliant start for Pucar he has taken the first game 11-9. 

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    Service winner for Li Ping too, he is up to the challenge too. Just like the tie there is hardly to choose between the two! The ball hits the net and  then on to the camera place on the side of the table. Pucar is rightly awarded the point, it is 9-9 now.

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    Pucar is a revelation, he flicks, he produces a super serve to get off the blocks in a flash, apparently he landed in India today.

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    Match 8  Men's singles - Li Ping (SC) v Tomislav Pucar (OSY)

    ​Pucar making his debut today in the tournament today.

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    GET OUT OF THE WAY!

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    Chopper and smasher, Polina Mikhailova-

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    Trying to force the issue, Mouma Das has hit it long and Polina has maintained the pressure, she is on the verge of winning all three games of the match no. 7 and though she dropped a couple of match points, Mouma Das cannot keep her backhand on the table. 3 out of 3 for the 64th ranked paddler. Oilmax Yoddhas take the lead in the tie again, it is 11-10 at the end of 7th match, 6 more points to play for. Who is going to make it?

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    Swing and miss. Mouma Das has missed out on a straightforward forehand smash, 5-4 to the Russian.

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    Crunching top spinning forehand by Das and she has taken the lead. 3-2 to Das.

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    Polina's backhand flick doesn't come good and it is gone wide, but her couple of points in the start keeps her in the lead.

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    Polina is bringing out the powerful shots to take it to 10-7 and doesn't take long to win the second game 11-7 as Mouma Das' return is met with disdain to get another point for Yoddhas. It is all squared up (10-10) in the tie after 2 games into the 7th game.

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    WHAT A COMEBACK!  Das has stitched to win 5 points on a trot. It is 5-4 in Das' favour.

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    Moumita Das slices but it is tame one as the ball sits up for Polina to use her brute force and smash it back to Das. The veteran Indian is looking down the barrel.  

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    Moumita Das has saved 3 match points from 4-10 to 7-10, but Polina's gorgeous backhand flick is just too good for the 133th ranked Indian, she takes the first game 7-11.

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    Polina breaks the shackles as she did against Han Ying! She is happy to chop in the start and after a few slices, she charges down close to the table to release a strong winner.

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    Moumita Das' forehand push is too long and Polina equals 4-4 in the first game.

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    Moumita starts positively with a forehand winner right in the corner. Polina played well in her first match to win a game against Han Ying!

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    Match 7  Women's Singles - Polina Mikhailova v Moumita Das

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    Here is a glimpse of the last match:

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    Gacina has no problem to brush aside Jubin Kumar! He sweeps it clean, as he takes all 3 points, putting Shaze Challengers in the lead once again. 

    Tie score: Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas 8 - 10 Shaze Challengers

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    In case you're just joining us, you can catch up on the highlights

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    Gacina lobbing it from far far away, and Jubin gets right on top of the rising ball and drilling it down and then drops one with all the gentleness and Gacina tries to make up the ground to get there but ends up in vain. 1-3 to Gacina.

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    Jubin plays beautifully making Gacina use every inch of his as saves to match points, but hits another one wide and loses the 2nd game on the bounce. Jubin has to be a little more controlled and consistent with certain score.

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    Tame finish bto a rally which was building nicely. Jubin swings and misses, Gacina is up by 4 game points.

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    Kumar misses out again as he chops it into the net.

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    It is neck-and-neck in the second game as the score is 5-5.

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    Kumar with a few good returns here and there but he has been inconsistent. He hasn't been able to keep a lot of balls on the table and he loses the first game 5-11.

Day 4, report: Marcos Freitas won two matches and local lad G Sathiyan recorded an impressive win to help Dabang Smashers T.T.C. edge out Falcons TTC 14-13 in an exciting tie on Day 4 of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), the country’s newest franchise sports league, at a packed Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.

Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas pair of Aruna Quadri and Manika Batra in action. Ultimate Table Tennis

Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas' mixed doubles pair of Aruna Quadri and Manika Batra in action. Ultimate Table Tennis

Portugal's world No. 14 Marcos Freitas first swept aside Sanil Shetty of Falcons TTC 3-0 to hand Dabang Smashers T.T.C. three full points in the men’s singles (foreign vs Indian), the opening match.

Freitas broke away at 5-5 to take the opening game 11-5 against the Indian. The Portuguese jumped to a 4-1 lead early in the second game before wrapping it up at 11-2 and signed off with a 11-3 win in the third game.

Chinese world No. 13 Wu Yang levelled points (3-3) for Falcons TTC with a 3-0 win over Dabang Smashers T.T.C’s Mousumi Paul. Yang beat back a late surge by the Indian to win the opening game at 11-9. The Chinese ace cruised to a 11-4 win in the second game and sealed the third game at 11-7.

Falcons TTC’s mixed doubles (Indian/foreign) pair of Sanil Shetty/ Lee Ho Ching routed G Sathiyan/ Tetyana Bilenko of Dabang Smashers T.T.C. 3-0 to hand their side a 6-3 lead.

The Falcons TTC’s pair staged a remarkable rally late to clinch the opening set 11-8 and then went on cruise mode to take the next two at an identical 11-6.

However, in-form Freitas led from the front and thumped Swedish world No. 41 Par Gerell of Falcons TTC 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-8) in the men’s singles (foreign player category) to help Dabang Smashers T.T.C. level at 6-all.

Lee Ho Ching rallied to beat Ukrainian Tetyana Bilenko of Dabang Smashers T.T.C. 2-1 (8-11, 11-9, 11-5) in the women’s singles (foreign player category) to put Falcons TTC ahead 8-7 on points.

Local lad Sathiyan pulled off a surprise 2-1 victory over higher-ranked Gerell (Falcons TTC) in the men’s singles (Indian v Foreign) to help Dabang Smashers T.T.C. draw level on points at 9-all.

Sathiyan jumped to an 8-0 lead in the opening game that he won 11-7. Gerell won the next at 11-6 and then the Chennai boy took the third at 11-6 much to the joy of a packed Sunday crowd.

North Korean world No 19 Kim Song I brushed aside Sutirtha Mukherjee (Falcons TTC) 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-3) in the women’s singles (foreign v Indian) to help Dabang Smashers T.T.C. edge ahead 12-9.

As Briton Liam Pitchford was indisposed (dehydration), young Arjun Ghosh came out to represent Falcons TTC against world No. 28 Kou Lei of Dabang Smashers T.T.C. in the men’s singles.

Ghosh stunned his opponent in the opening game 11-4, before Lei took control by winning the next two at 11-10 and 11-3 to help Dabang Smashers T.T.C. seal the deal and extend their lead to 14-10 going into the day’s last game.

In the women’s singles (foreign player category), Falcons TTC’s Wu Yang beat Kim Song I (Dabang Smashers T.T.C.) 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-10) to reduce Falcons TTC’s deficit to just one point (13-14).

On Monday, Oilmax Stag Yoddhas will play Shazé Challengers in what is a second outing for both.


Final Scoreline: Dabang Smashers T.T.C. 14-13 Falcons TTC

MS – Marcos Freitas beat Sanil Shetty 3-0 (11-5, 11-2, 11-3)
WS – Mousumi Paul lost to Wu Yang 0-3 (9-11, 4-11, 7-11)
MD – Sathiyan G/ Tetyana Bilenko lost to Sanil Shetty\ Lee Ho Ching 0-3 (8-11, 6-11, 6-11)
MS – Marcos Freitas beat Par Gerell 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-8)
WS – Tetyana Bilenko lost to Lee Ho Ching 1-2 (11-8, 9-11, 5-11)
MS – Sathiyan G beat Par Gerell 2-1 (11-7, 6-11, 11-6)
WS – Kim Song I beat Sutirtha Mukherjee 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-3)
MS – Kou Lei beat Arjun Ghosh 2-1 (4-11, 11-10, 11-4)
WS – Kim Song I lost to Wu Yang 0-3 (7-11, 6-11, 10-11)

(MS- Men's Singles, WS- Women's Singles, MD- Mixed Doubles)


Published Date: Jul 17, 2017 11:02 pm | Updated Date: Jul 17, 2017 11:02 pm

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